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May 07, 2013

Stephen Curry makes Sports Illustrated cover


Making the cover of Sports Illustrated has been the unofficial sign for the past six decades that you’ve made it as an athlete.

Well, Stephen Curry has made it.

The Charlotte native and former Davidson standout will be featured on a regional cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated magazine.

The magazine’s NBA writer, Chris Ballard, has the May 13 cover story on Curry, who has led the Golden State Warriors to the Western Conference semifinals.

Curry set an NBA regular-season record this year with 272 made 3-pointers. Monday night he scored 22 points in the third quarter alone to give the Warriors a double-digit lead against the Spurs heading into the fourth quarter. The game went to double-overtime—Curry finished with 44 points and 11 assists—and the Spurs won 129-127.

San Antonio leads the series 1-0 and will host the Warriors on Wednesday night in Game 2.

Said Tim Duncan, arguably the best power forward of his generation, at Tuesday’s Spurs’ practice: “He’s probably the best shooter I’ve ever seen.”

The shooting guard finished the regular season seventh in the league in scoring at 22.9 points per game. His 27.1 points per game in this postseason is ranked third, and his 9.6 assists per game in this postseason is the best among all players.

Curry is the second Davidson Wildcat to be featured on the cover of SI. Mike Maloy was on the cover of the Dec. 2, 1968 edition.

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby graces the other regional cover of this week’s SI.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer staff on May 7, 2013 at 07:49 PM | Permalink


Mr. Jordan,

You need to move "all in" and do whatever it takes to get this guy in Charlotte - could be the face of the Bob...er Hornets for a good long run.

Posted by: Blair | May 8, 2013 7:40:26 AM

there's nothing he can do about steph now. steph has a heckuva team with he, thompson and barnes that will undoubtedly contend for years. he's under contract for 4 or 5 more years.

what they need to do is draft/sign his brother and realize the fact that his brother isn't THAT much different. less of a handle but surely can be worked up. I would gladly take the poor man's version. There's no reason seth shouldn't be a top 20 draft pick IN THIS draft based on what his brother is doing and what he himself did in college.

shooters are shooters.

we absolutely need to make that move. Give up next year's 2nd for a 2nd this year.

Posted by: charlottean | May 8, 2013 10:03:24 AM

seth is no steph. both can shoot, steph has a much much better attitude and team concept understanding than does seth.

big difference in the two.

Posted by: big gulps | May 8, 2013 10:52:27 AM

So Seth is no Steph. He is a shooter, a player with game, and has Dell's genes and a lifetime of Dell's at home coaching.

Posted by: Caliban | May 9, 2013 3:26:04 AM

I bet if the BOBcats draft Seth, he will be a bust, but if another team drafts him, he will be as good or better then his brother. It's like this franchise has the worst luck when it comes to getting talent.

So, Jordan, no word on the name change? I wouldn't be surprised if he keeps this dumb name BOBcats. Not only that, but this orange and blue color scheme is used on like three other teams.

Im so ready to get the name Hornets back with that unique purple, teal, and white.

Posted by: D.W.G. | May 9, 2013 4:15:09 PM

the only difference between steph and seth is 2.5 years age and steph having a SLIGHTLY better handle.

seth had his stock hurt by going to duke. he goes elsewhere he's in his brother's shoes. he goes to duke and gets jon scheyer comparisons. nada que ver.

dude can shoot it just as much as his brother can. and he's projected to go undrafted in most mocks at this point. you know that his brother's playoff performance has moved him into mid 2nd round but there is no reason why (especially in this draft) he's not worth a pick in the 10-30 range. and we have the assets to acquire a early 2nd rounder easily. we can probably get one by trading next year's 2nd for this year's 2nd.

why the eff would you NOT do that? that's so low risk high reward.

Posted by: charlottean | May 10, 2013 3:43:25 PM

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