Well, I called a big game for Stephen Curry vs. Spain- the little shit has a lot to prove to back up the idiotic hype on him- but he failed miserably. Really let me down and made me look foolish for predicting any sort of success against a pretty soft guard core. In return for this personal affront, I'll retaliate by angrily and vindictively posting his actual stats from all of his terrible play this summer. Because I'm such a hate-ah.
These numbers really don't do him justice. He's looked completely out of place, mistake-prone, chuck-happy, and defense/rebound-phobic among even the B and C line of real USA Basketballers in this, perhaps the weakest international competition in the history of FIBA basketball. But homerz gonna home, and some of these shooting numbers after two garbage time gifts vs. Lithuania and a quick yank from the Spain game before he could continue chucking moronically should help their cause while they skip all of these games and hope no one will talk about how their annual New Centerpiece of Greatness is falling flat on his face.
You're welcome, Kirk.
Curry's numbers this summer, including the two intersquad exhibition games in New York:
18/40 FG (.450)
10/26 3PT (.385)
5/6 FT (.833)
1 AST / 1.83 TO
And his numbers NOT including those two intersquad chuck fests
(ONE total assist and SEVEN total turnovers, 8/19 overall FG, 7/17 from 3 in about 19 MPG in those two, by the way- CHUCKER):
10/21 FG (.476)
3/9 3PT (.333)
.5 REB (none since China game in NYC)
1.25/1 AST/TO... but .67/1.33 AST/TO since leaving NYC
Point guard my ass. He makes more shitty passes than anyone on the team and the offense just dies when he "runs point" for USA. If the +/- stats were available to the general public on these games, it wouldn't be pretty for li'l GQ.
And Westbrook and Gordon would look simply incredible.
Thank god for free roster spots via Carolina connections and generally idiotic league-wide super hype on a glorified 6th man skillset. His ankle is 100% fine. He was already too slow to keep up with legit point guard speed and he was already to skinny to hang with legit NBA size/strength/toughness but Ricky Rubio and co. have simply demolished the Golden Boy this summer despite USA basketball's best attempts to protect and coddle the little spoiled brat.
Folks, he's an old man among sophomores now and he's played international ball before and is a well-traveled legacy brat who supposedly makes love to pressure. Or at least a shooting specialist off the bench at 13th man. Hitting three pointers at .333 thus far against international competition. Breathtaking. He's supposed to be your franchise savior, ready to lead a team to the playoffs in the West this season if only the roster were strong enough around him, right Homers?
But roll out those excuses...