‘Nice’ is Stephen Curry’s killer instinct

On the eve of Game 7 against the Houston Rockets, his most important game in nearly two years, Stephen Curry and his father Dell tried to squeeze in 18 holes before Steph had to catch a plane to Houston. The two of them alone, genetically gifted with muscle memory that floors sports scientists, could probably rip through the course in two hours.

But before they got started, Steph met a stranger golfing alone on the putting green. That chance meeting led to an invitation of a lifetime for the stranger: come play with us.

The man struggled to keep up with the current and former NBA pros, so Curry only got to play 15 holes before he had to take off. And yet, he didn’t seem to mind.

“That,” Dell remarked after Steph left, “is why I love my son.”

Consider Michael Jordan, a famously competitive hobbyist who would stay up all hours — even in the playoffs — to demand rematches after losses and seethe when he couldn’t muster an eventual win, be it in golf, cards or billiards. Sure, Steph likes to win too, but golf is a release valve that helps him keep cool in the face of clanked triples and getting tugged, shadowed, and clobbered all game against

Article source: https://www.sbnation.com/2018/6/8/17442694/stephen-curry-golden-state-warriors-nice-nba-finals-2018

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