Posted by
Message
WaterLink
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2015
9224 posts

Remember when Curry took Davidson to the Elite 8?

And took eventual tourney champs Kansas to the final possession. We were all Steph Curry fans back then.

I'll be honest, I didn't know we were watching the guy that would single handedly change the entire sport. Because make no mistake, the rest of the league saw what him and the Warriors were doing and adapted accordingly. During the Warriors first run, the sentiment was "jumpshooting teams can't win the title" and now the league revolves around jumpshooting.


GeauxAggie972
LSU Fan
Poterbin Residence
Member since Aug 2009
28473 posts

quote:

I didn't know we were watching the guy that would single handedly change the entire sport.

Neither did the Timberwolves, who took TWO point guards before Curry in that draft


ReauxlTide222
Alabama Fan
St. Petersburg
Member since Nov 2010
73732 posts
 Online 

quote:

During the Warriors first run, the sentiment was "jumpshooting teams can't win the title" and now the league revolves around jumpshooting.
Chuck missed so hard on this one


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
290
504Voodoo
Arizona Fan
New Orleans
Member since Aug 2012
12788 posts
 Online 

quote:

I didn't know we were watching the guy that would single handedly change the entire sport.

Neither did the Timberwolves, who took TWO point guards before Curry in that draft


Khaaaannnn!


GeauxAggie972
LSU Fan
Poterbin Residence
Member since Aug 2009
28473 posts



Imagine being the guy that basically traded Mike Miller and Randy Foye for Curry

Instead, he takes Ricky Rubio with that pick and then Jonny Flynn, who played basically one season in the NBA, right after
This post was edited on 5/20 at 10:45 pm


RLDSC FAN
Southern Cal Fan
In a galaxy far, far away
Member since Nov 2008
44887 posts

He's truly unbelievable


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
32
Saint Alfonzo
Syracuse Fan
Member since Jan 2019
16115 posts

quote:

Jonny Flynn

Jonny was a hell of a player and would've had a good career if he had not gotten injured. The Timberwolves basically ended his career by not letting a torn hip labrum heal fully before bringing him back to play.
This post was edited on 5/20 at 10:55 pm


WestCoastAg
UCLA Fan
Member since Oct 2012
135742 posts

Crazy thing is that it took him a good 5 years or so before he made his jump and that was after he had ankle problems


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
181
VADawg
Atlanta Braves Fan
Wherever
Member since Nov 2011
35456 posts

quote:

Jonny was a hell of a player and would've had a good career if he had not gotten injured. The Timberwolves basically ended his career by not letting a torn hip labrum heal fully before bringing him back to play.


I agree. I thought he was going to be a really, really good player in the NBA. And yes, you're right about the hip injury. He was never the same. I think people forget how good that dude was at Syracuse and how freakishly athletic he was.

Jonny Flynn dunk on Rutgers


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
40
teke184
LSU Fan
Zachary, LA
Member since Jan 2007
75670 posts

Kahn was told by Curry that he would never play for the Wolves if they drafted him, as he was trying to make it to the Knicks at #8.

The Warriors grabbed him at #7.


I don’t know if it was a bluff or not by Curry but Kahn was also an idiot. Drafting three points in the same draft (Rubio, Flynn, Lawson) then trading the best of the three to Denver was a major head scratcher.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
GoldenGuy
Texas Tech Fan
Member since Oct 2015
6627 posts

quote:

"jumpshooting teams can't win the title"


Still can't.

Curry nails 3s.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
21
ForeverEllisHugh
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2016
10898 posts

Kansas should have to vacate that title; it’s a shame Self’s cheating arse kept Steph from getting a ring.
This post was edited on 5/21 at 12:22 am


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
112
saintsfan92612
New Orleans Saints Fan
Taiwan
Member since Oct 2008
27781 posts

Curry was ridiculous in college but also very unselfish.

One game a team doubled him the entire game so he just stood in the corner and let his team play 4 on 3 the whole game while scoring 0 points and attempting 3 shots

I can't imagine many star players being content to just stand there to help their team. Most guys would be forcing tons of bad shots.

shite.... just found a video on youtube and they have actual footage from that game I've never seen it before

Jump to about the five minute mark for footage...but the first 5 minutes gives you context. This channel actually contacted Davidson and got the tape from the coaching staff. Pretty neat.
This post was edited on 5/21 at 12:27 am


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
160
Lester Earl
SMU Fan
@LesterEarl3
Member since Nov 2003
266712 posts
 Online 

There was a contingent on this board that thought Wayne Ellington > Steph lol


Hester Carries
USA Fan
Member since Sep 2012
19879 posts

quote:

Jonny Flynn


Man the old Big East tournament used to be so damn fun.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
40
saintsfan92612
New Orleans Saints Fan
Taiwan
Member since Oct 2008
27781 posts

quote:

There was a contingent on this board that thought Wayne Ellington > Steph lol


shit, there was a HUGE contingent that thought Golden State was dumb as hell for paying him basically a max contract in 2012. (and also thought that the Hornets trading CP3 for Klay and Steph would've been an awful awful trade for the Hornets )


dstarsntigers
Member since Apr 2022
796 posts

quote:

I'll be honest, I didn't know we were watching the guy that would single handedly change the entire sport.

Big of you to admit that


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
DandA
USA Fan
Mandevillian
Member since Jun 2018
504 posts

Funny anecdotal story about Steph going to Davidson... I used to work with a guy in the NOLA area who was recruited by Davidson, among other schools, out of high school. Davidson was the biggest school recruiting my coworker who we will call Jake, and they wanted him. Jake was on the same AAU team as Kevin Durant and Ty Lawson, but he never really played. (Side story coming up)

One day Davidson stopped calling and coming after him, so Jake called them asking what was going on... They said "we found this kid that fits exactly what we need and he has pedigree, so sorry, but we don't want you anymore." Something like that. Turns out, that kid was Steph Curry.

Side story: There was an AAU tournament coming up, but Ty Lawson had to make a trip to UNC, so my guy Jake was in line to start at PG for the AAU team. One day at practice, he made a bet with KD. If he could dunk the ball in 3 tries, KD had to call him "daddy" and carry his bags for the entire tournament the weekend coming up. Jake was probably 5'11 and 155 lbs at the time. First 2 attempts, hit the rim and busted his ass. 3rd attempt, he barely got it in over the rim, but it counted and KD honored his bet. At the next tournament they were playing against Derrick rose's team. Jake made a nice alley oop pass to KD in the game and KD said "nice pass daddy." Derrick Rose turned around in disbelief like "why is the best player in the country calling YOU daddy white boy?" Jake said, "that's just what I'm known as where I come from," or something along those lines.

I've seen pictures, they were on the same team. His name isn't Jake, and I'm sure that many details were embellished, but cool as shite regardless.


mizzoubuckeyeiowa
Member since Nov 2015
29987 posts

Remember when Bo Kimble took Loyola Marymount to the Elite 8 in 1990. Only to lose to unstoppable Vegas?

By bombing from long range all day...because their inside man had sadly passed away.

Steph didn't create any blueprint.

Loyola defeated defending Champs Michigan in the 2nd round...149-115. They attempted 40 threes in that game in an era when NOBODY was doing that.

This post was edited on 5/21 at 2:04 am


WaterLink
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2015
9224 posts

quote:

One day at practice, he made a bet with KD. If he could dunk the ball in 3 tries, KD had to call him "daddy" and carry his bags for the entire tournament the weekend coming up. Jake was probably 5'11 and 155 lbs at the time. First 2 attempts, hit the rim and busted his ass. 3rd attempt, he barely got it in over the rim, but it counted and KD honored his bet. At the next tournament they were playing against Derrick rose's team. Jake made a nice alley oop pass to KD in the game and KD said "nice pass daddy."


That and KD willingly assuming the nickname "The Servant" and having his mother literally bathe him as an adult in the NBA after his injury, I just have so many questions for that guy.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 3next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram