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  • mhm Golden State Steph Curry is one of the most prolific shooters in NBA history.

  • Hurry, but how does he do it?

  • One key, believe it or not, lies with his feet.

  • Steph Curry from downtown.

  • A major aspect of Stuff's game that often gets overlooked is his incredible movement away from the ball.

  • On average, Curry runs 2.5 miles per game.

  • That's double the average distance covered by an NFL wide receiver.

  • Not impressed.

  • Well, the best example might be this play from Game four of the 2019 Western Conference finals, predicted in just 24 seconds.

  • Step averages 6.6 MPH and changes directions 12 times.

  • Incredibly, he manages to cover 226 ft of ground in this half court possessions and yet still nails the three with less than two seconds left on the shot clock.

  • Now is another grade.

  • One explanation for Steph's endurance on lengthy possessions like this is his ability to control his heart rate.

  • When your pulse elevates to 115 beats per minute, you begin to lose fine motor skills, particularly hand eye coordination, but stuffs intense conditioning, training allows him to reduce his heart rate to under 80 beats per minute in just the span of a single 92nd time out.

  • Managing his heart rate during periods of rest means Steph can go all out when moving without the ball and still shoot with incredible efficiency.

  • This is why, over the course of his career, steps been able to average five MPH when moving without the ball ranking higher than other guards like Kemba Walker and Russell Westbrook.

  • And after all that movement to get open, he's still able to make quick, intricate adjustments to his shooting for here to avoid Damian Lillard.

  • On this play, Steph tweaks his shot by jumping forward.

  • This pushes his landing spot by an additional foot compared to wary, typically lands.

  • To compensate for this extra forward momentum, he adjust by launching the ball at a higher than normal 60 degree release angle.

  • The result is a sky high arc and a clutch basket.

  • Add all this up, and it's no secret why it's the opponents who get exhausted watching Steph train three after three after three.

  • Mhm.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/01
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