He didn’t end up breaking the points record in an All-Star Game, but Stephen Curry had perhaps the craziest performance in history! MVP of the All-Star Game, the leader of the Warriors ends the meeting with… 50 points, and the craziest thing is that he takes advantage of the meeting to seize the 3-point record in a game: 16 on 27! Obviously, it will not count in the NBA record books, but never has a player scored so many 3-pointers in a game.
“I had to give it my all! I had to run a lot because there were two-man strikes” he says at the microphone of TNT. “It was a unique night, and I’m happy to have had a warm hand. “
Injured two years ago, he regretted not participating in the first “Elam Ending” experience. ” It’s huge, and in the locker room, there were discussions about the spirit of competition to have. It makes things so much better. During the first edition, there is this photo where we see everyone looking at the last possession. Tonight was different. There was such intensity in the 4th quarter. “
“I was like a kid in a toy store”
Very proud to bring the new Kobe Bryant trophy home, Curry was booed by the Cleveland public! He smiled at it, and he responded with this incredible performance. With a way of his own since several times, he made 3-points by watching the public or by returning to defense!
“The whole day has been an emotional lift” he answers. “There was the Top 75 of the best players in history. We had to put on the jacket, take the photos with captions, play the match knowing that it would be a great moment at halftime with the ceremony. I was like a kid in a toy store. We talked about it among ourselves in the corridors, about being there in the middle of legends. They paved the way for us, and it was crazy. That’s what made me feel good, and that’s what allowed me to succeed in this 3rd quarter. “
About “legend” and “players who paved the way for others”, Grant Hill reminds him that he changed basketball. Is he aware of it?
“I have never thought about it as much as today” he acknowledges. “I looked at the list of players, and I appreciated the respect and recognition that comes with it. You never really have time to take a step back, there are so many young talents in the NBA and winning is so difficult. It’s hard in the heat of the moment to think about it. “