NBA: Imitated by Neymar, Stephen Curry says everything about his celebration
After two years of hardship, Stephen Curry has returned to his best level, allowing the Golden State Warriors to once again reach the heights of the NBA. Accompanied by Andrew Wiggins, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green in particular, the 34-year-old leader also distinguished himself by one of his celebrations, the famous “night night”, also included in football in particular, of which he revealed the origin.
Four years after their last title, the Golden State Warriors have found the heights of the NBA last season. Taken by a Stephen Curry back to its best, the franchise of san francisco could also count on Klay Thompson. After returning from a cruciate ligament rupture in 2019, he tore his Achilles tendon in November 2020. Sidelined for nearly two and a half years, the return of Klay Thompson made it possible to reform his trio in the company of Stephen Curry and Draymond Green. A trio that now has four champion rings NBA won.
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Stephen Curry and his “night night” celebration
Beyond his performance on the court, Stephen Curry stood out in another way as well. Indeed, on many occasions, the leader of the Warriors celebrated important baskets with the famous “night night”, a celebration taken up even in football, by Neymar in particular. The 34-year-old called him out on Twitter, saying: ” I see you Neymar!! “. In an interview given to board room, Stephen Curry spoke about the origin of this movement. ” First time I did it was Game 3 in Denver “, he explained. ” It happened very quickly. We were in the energy of our return to the playoffs, which we had missed for two years. I was excited to be back on that stage. I was coming off the bench, so I was even more impatient, I had a lot of energy. »
“I don’t even know where it comes from”
He himself does not know exactly how the idea came to him: I don’t even know where it comes from. We were in the last quarter, in a tight game. I knew that if we won this Game 3, we were 3-0 and the series was going to be over, either in four or in five games. In this last act, we stop and I said to myself, “we have to put them down”. That was what I said to myself, and not to my teammates or the room. I put this layup against Nikola Jokic and that’s where the idea came to make this sign. I wasn’t saying good night at the time. Above all, I thought to myself that the Nuggets had to be put to sleep. Then in Game 5 I put this layup in the last seconds, it was officially a ‘put them to sleep’. The camera didn’t catch it, but I said it. »
“I saw Jordan Poole do it on the bench against Boston”
This gesture has now crossed the borders of NBA. Neymar, Ousmane Dembele and even Alex Morgan have adopted this celebration, which is totally appropriate for Stephen Curry. ” Against Memphis, Dallas and finally Boston, he went his own way. I saw Jordan Poole do it on the bench against Boston, he was pushing me to do it before I even did it. Everyone was crazy on the bench. Whenever I see someone do it, I smile because it reminds me of that playoff run and how powerful the sport is.. »