Those who attempt to guard Steph Curry live in constant fear of having their ankles broken on live television. Whether it’s Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook or Tony Parker, no player, no matter how good a defender, is safe from the terrors of Curry’s crossover.
That’s why it was so surprising to see Curry end up on the other side of the equation last night when Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari drove to his right on him, then brought the ball behind his back to the left as Curry continued to backpedal. The move turned Curry completely around, and by the time the reigning MVP righted himself, Gallinari had knocked down a jumper.
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Curry will soon get back to making defenders look supremely silly, but for one night, he got a taste of his own medicine.