Warriors point guard Stephen Curry did not participate fully in practice. He just did some rehabilitation work and took a bunch of shots. Of course, Curry has taken plenty shots at the Raptors practice facility before.
Curry and his brother, Seth (now playing for Duke), practically lived on the Raptors’ practice court in his younger days. Their father, Dell, was a sharp-shooting forward for Toronto, where he spent the last three of his 16 seasons.
MARK JACKSON: “I remember out-shooting Steph in this gym. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.”
During the 2000-01 season, Jackson played with Dell Curry and the Raptors.Jackson said he used to watch in amazement as Curry’s boys shot around. Jackson said he’d have shooting competitions with the adolescent version of his starting point guard.
So who won?
JACKSON: “I’m like Kato Kaelin. I don’t recall.”
CURRY: “We have to go to the security cameras to check the footage. I think I held my own.”
Curry said on game days, he and his brother would spend the first three quarters playing in the practice facility – occasionally taking a break on the PlayStation exhibit in the hall. When the games got intense in the fourth quarter, which they judged by the noise of the crowd, they ran to the balcony to watch.
On non-game days, they were regulars at practice. When asked who won those shootouts between he and Jackson, Curry conceded.
CURRY: “He probably won some. I’m sure he’s proud of beating a 13-year-old.”