During his seven seasons in the NBA, Steph Curry has made a habit of embarrassing defenders who were given the unenviable task of trying to guard him. Curry's dribbling capabilities resemble those of a yo-yo prodigy, and his ability to hit 3-pointers from virtually anywhere on the court make covering him the ultimate lose-lose situation.
Last night, James Johnson exacted revenge on behalf of all the good people who have fallen victim to Curry's wizardry.
With just seconds left in the first quarter, the Miami Heat guard came streaking down the right side of the court, maneuvered around a teammate's screen and found himself smack dab in the middle of the paint with only Curry between him and the hoop. Johnson elevated and Curry tried to take a charge, but the move did not end well for the two-time MVP. Just as the buzzer sounded, Johnson threw down a vicious slam and knocked Curry to the floor. The ref signaled for a block, and the Heat bench went wild.
Curry lay on the floor, perhaps processing his entire existence up to that point. He and the Warriors got the last laugh though, taking down the Heat 107-95; but for a brief moment, Johnson flipped the tables on the ultimate table flipper.
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