Last night, the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers 133-120. Two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry had a great night, with 29 points, 11 assists and 3 steals. But late in the second quarter, Curry got a little too cocky—and it cost him.
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Out-hustling two Clippers players, Curry grabbed an offensive rebound and made a wide-open layup to put the Warriors up by 12. He was feeling good and decided to show off by flexing his biceps. As you can imagine, that didn’t make the Clippers happy. They took it as a taunt.
On the next possession, the Clippers’ 6-foot-11, 265-pound center DeAndre Jordan came up behind the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Curry and set a hard screen. The move sent a clear message that his opponents did not appreciate his juvenile gesture. Curry got the message as he collapsed to the floor.
Lesson learned: if you taunt the home team, keep your head on a swivel.