Steph Curry has been hitting the weight room with finishes like this
We’re used to Stephen Curry dazzling us behind the 3-point line in most games, but he’s also a guy who spends a ton of time lifting weights to make sure he’s ready for a physical game on the court. He needs to be strong in order to get those finishes around the rim to go, and that was evident early in Game 1 between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference finals.
Curry drove to the hoop on the left side of the floor, and was blocked off from finishing at the rim with a layup by Steven Adams. So he did what he always seems to do: he adjusted the shot around the defender’s outstretched arms and found a highlight in the process.
He went into the chest of Adams on the play, moved the ball around to find the angle to kiss it off the glass, and used his strength to find enough on the shot to get it to go. Then the little guy (for an NBA player, at least) flexed to finish off the play.
Stephen Curry flexing on the competition in Game 1 against OKC.