Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is an amazing shooter. Even impossible shots fall easily for Curry. But during Tuesday’s night game against the New Orleans Pelicans, the two-time NBA MVP made a shot so difficult that a Pelicans coach gave him a high-five after he made it.
Late in the third quarter, the shot clock was ticking down during a Warriors possession and Curry had the ball. Before the clock expired, he launched a spinning step-back 3-point shot with a defender draped all over him. Of course, it didn’t matter because Curry sank the shot with ease.
After he made the shot, Curry held his hand out to Pelicans assistant coach Darren Erman, looking for some props with a high-five, and he got it. It’s not often that a coach from the opposing team high-fives a player after a good shot. But Erman is a former assistant coach for the Warriors, and according to a post-game interview with Curry, the two used to be close.
The Warriors won the game 113-109. Curry finished with 30 points (including 5 3-pointers) and seven assists.