Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry is an NBA champion, the reigning two-time Most Valuable Player, and the only player ever to win the MVP by unanimous vote. But there is one basketball accomplishment that has eluded Curry his entire career.
Steph Curry had never spun a basketball on his index finger. But the Harlem Globetrotters, who were in attendance for Tuesday night’s Warriors game against the Miami Heat, gave Curry a crash course in the art of spin.
Curry is well-known for his pre-game regimen of trick shots and basketball wizardry, most notably his signature “tunnel shot” in which he routinely nails a crowd-pleasing long-distance shot from the tunnel to the team’s locker room. But the tunnel shot wasn’t enough for Globetrotters Handles Franklin and Scooter Christensen, who taught Curry a new spin move as seen in the YouTube video below.
The Warriors would go on the beat Miami 107-95. Curry finished with 24 points, eight rebounds, nine assists, and zero index-finger-basketball-spins in his 36 minutes of regulation play.
The Harlem Globetrotters are in town for a four-game stretch at Oakland’s Oracle Arena and three games at the SAP Center in San Jose. Check the Globetrotters schedule for game times and ticket information.