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Stephen Curry is one of the best players in the NBA. When his career ends, he will be among the top athletes ever to play 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 seemingly endless reels.

One highlight that Curry remembers involves him touching the ground as a defender. Though it happened early in his career, the point guard recalled it as if it happened yesterday.

Brandon Jennings breaks Stephen 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 the former Davidson Wildcat put up good numbers as a rookie, one specific play had him on the floor.

On November 13, 2010, the Warriors traveled to take on the Bucks. Milwaukee 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.

It’s one play 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, it brought the fans to their feet.

Curry brought up that play on Instagram Live, reports Yahoo Sports, when talking to NBA guard Chris Paul. The two were discussing the times they were crossed up during their career.

Brandon Jennings’ ball-handling abilities

A lot of hype surrounded Brandon Jennings as he entered the NBA the same year Curry did. Jennings could use his speed and ball-handling abilities to create shots and get past his defenders.

The Oak Hill Academy alum was also 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.

In 2009, Curry saw Jennings drop 55 points against his team. 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 at 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 his 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.

Stats courtesy of Basketball Reference


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