The Wildcats are 1-0 at Ford Field when Stephen Curry hits the first shot he takes before the game. He hit a short jumper before Friday’s game against Wisconsin.
About 20 minutes ago, Curry was on the court, ball in hand. His first shot was a lay-up line dunk. I’m not counting that. Sorry. A dunk is too easy, provided you can dunk. It tells you nothing.
Curry has the ball again and this time he doesn’t go to the basket. He pulls up outside the free throw line, lets the ball go and – the shot is perfect.
As his teammates leave the court to run to the locker room, Curry shoots for the CBS cameraman. Curry is about 12 feet from the basket and the cameraman is about a foot from Curry. You better hope Kansas defenders don’t cling to him like this.
Curry hits a J. The camera captures the image. Then he misses. The camera gets that one, too. Then he hits two and misses again.
Yet his shot is so soft and his technique so consistent that every miss is a surprise. You want to blame the basket or the cameraman.
Before Curry joins his teammates, he takes six more shots. There is no doubt where each is going. Each goes in.