1. Buzzer-beater against Oklahoma City
It all comes down to this, Stephen Curry’s most memorable moment in his historic career. The 32-foot buzzer-beater to beat Oklahoma City in overtime.
I remember watching this shot live, anxiously waiting for the ball to go down, it was past midnight, and I just got up and ran around the house screaming. Everyone was fully expecting Steve Kerr to call a timeout after Russell Westbrook missed the go-ahead bucket with less than 10 seconds remaining.
But as soon as Curry secured the ball, dribbling it up the court slowly and under control, we all knew he was going to pull up from deep and send the Oklahoma City fans home devastated.
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Watching this game live, it seemed like it went on for eight hours.
Curry had a historic first half and then with 10 minutes to go in the third quarter as the Warriors trailed by seven, he rolled his ankle driving to the basket. All fans believed the game was over once Curry exited for the locker room.
Curry returned towards the end of the third and he put on a shooting barrage. A mind-blowing game, with only one possible ending — Curry hitting the dagger and continuing a 2015-2016 regular season that would go down as the best shooting season by any player.
There you have it — Stephen Curry’s top five moments during his career to this point. Those five moments might have been good enough for someone to call a job on and end it, but Curry isn’t done yet.
In five years, I wouldn’t be surprised if all five of these moments are replaced with new 35-foot game-winners and unrealistic jump shots, followed by more NBA final victories for the man who changed the game of basketball forever.