Stephen Curry credits contact lenses for reversing shooting slump
Apr 07 2019
He recently addressed the topic of which National Basketball Association players can actually defend him the best, and the answer was a guy that formerly played in the league - his coach, Steve Kerr.
However, his career average beforehand was a far higher 46.5 per-cent - suggesting Curry was struggling.
Yes, Steph has been struggling with a condition called Keratoconus, also known as KC, for his the full extend of his playing days.
Warriors star Stephen Curry offered an explanation for his improved 3-point shooting late in the season - but the change didn't have anything to do with his form.
For comparison, Curry had been shooting 36.6 percent from 3 after the All-Star break, making 48 of 131 from 3-point range, which was significantly down from his previous nine seasons combined, in which he averaged 46.5 percent after the All-Star Game. That distorts vision and leads to astigmatism, as light is prevented from being focused correctly on the retina.
"It's exactly that", Curry said when asked if he feels like he has new eyes.
"I started wearing contacts", Curry said. "No, I'm serious. It's like the whole world has opened up".
Green was hit hardest after sending two short tweets after the game - "TD" and "MK" in what was believed to be a cryptic reference to link Kogut with disgraced former National Basketball Association official Tim Donaghy, who was linked to betting on games he officiated and controling the point spreads.
Curry admitted that he should wear glasses but doesn't and got so used to squinting that it became "normal".
"It's a genetic condition Curry was probably born with, though scientists don't know how it is acquired".
"I started wearing contacts", Curry said.
The Warriors own the best record in the Western Conference at 52-24 by one game over Denver in the fight for a homecourt edge throughout the West playoffs.