Stephen Curry has played at an extremely high level in the 2017 NBA Finals, doing as much as anyone on the Warriors to stake Golden State to a 3-0 lead in the best-of-7 series with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Curry also enraged Cleveland fans with a, um, celebration move following Kevin Durant’s huge 3-pointer that ultimately sealed Wednesday’s Game 3 win.
Twitter, or at least the Cavs-loving part of the service, was quite up in arms, posting things like this:
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On Thursday, Curry was asked about the celebration, which went viral on Twitter. He said he did not know what he was doing and didn’t intend for it to come across the way some people took it. He said it wasn’t anything like the mooning move NFL wide receiver Randy Moss once pulled off while playing for Minnesota in a game at Green Bay.
Of course, Curry has been a foil to the Cavs in many, more traditional ways, too.
And then there is this Instagram creation from Curry’s big move on James from Game 2
Postgame after Game 3, golfer Bubba Watson “video-bombed” Curry postgame with ESPN.
After the game, in the hallway, Stephen Curry’s mom, Sonya, and Durant’s mom, Wanda, also celebrated the Warriors 3-0 lead. As shown above, their two sons are having huge championship series performances so far and absolutely destroying narratives that say that, A. Curry doesn’t come up big in the NBA Finals; and B. that Durant is not a big game closer and shies away from the moment.
Through these three games, Curry is averaging 28.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and 9.0 assists. Durant is averaging 34 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. They are combining to make a memorable series for their mothers.