Stephen Curry has become one of the best players in the NBA, and when his career is over, he will be one of the top players to have ever played the game. Curry has made a lot of amazing plays throughout his career. From his ball-handling abilities to his 3-point range, the two-time MVP has numerous highlight films.
One highlight that Curry still remembers involves him touching the ground as a defender. Though it happened early in his career, Curry recalled as if it happened yesterday.
Brandon Jennings breaks Curry’s ankles
Curry had an impressive rookie season where he was named NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2010. He finished his rookie season averaging 17.5 points, 5.9 assists, and 4.5 rebounds. Though Curry put up good numbers as a rookie, there was one play during a game that had him on the floor.
On November 13, 2010, the Warriors traveled to take on the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks had a 73-65 lead in the fourth, and Curry was guarding Bucks’ point guard Brandon Jennings. In just a blink of an eye, Jennings put a few moves to blow past Curry. Cross to the left, behind the back to the right, and Jennings had Curry on the floor.
That’s one play that people may not remember. Fans are used to seeing Curry crossing people up, but during his rookie year, Jennings got the best of him. When Jennings put those moves on Curry that brought the fans to their feet.
Curry brought up that play on Instagram live when he was talking to NBA guard Chris Paul. The two were talking about the times they were crossed up during their career.
Brandon Jennings ball-handling abilities
Jennings was known for his quickness and his ball-handling abilities.
Brandon Jennings came into the league the same year that Curry did. There was a lot of hype surrounding Jennings when he came into the league. He was good at using his speed and ball-handling abilities to create shots and get past his defenders.
Jennings also was a high-level shooter. His quick release made it tough for opponents to get a hand up in his face. Jennings could come off a pick and roll, come off screens, or pull up on his defender.
Curry also saw Jennings drop 55 points against his team in 2009. It seems as though Jennings enjoyed playing against Curry and the Warriors.
Curry crossing up defenders
Yes, Curry had his fair share of getting crossed up by different players, and Jennings is on the top of that list. But Curry has sent other players going in different directions himself. Not only is Curry one of the best shooters in the league, but he is a top ball-handler as well.
What makes Curry so difficult to guard is the ability to shoot from deep, his quickness, and his ability to handle the ball. Though he’s not the biggest player on the court, he knows how to score and get his team involved. Curry will continue to make moves on defenders and put them on his highlight reel.