Steph Curry‘s birthday fell on the geekiest holiday of them all, March 14th or “Pi Day” (March 14th = 3/14 and pi = 3.14… Get it?)
The 2017 NBA Finals kick off Thursday, June 1.
This NBA season has a chance to be truly historic. And no, it’s not because of that superteam with the potential to rip off a 50-game winning streak, or because LeBron James appears headed to a seventh-consecutive trip to the NBA Finals. It could be one of the most historic seasons because five records are potentially in jeopardy this year—several of which may not have even been on your radar.
During the Warriors’ stunning 20-point loss to the Lakers last Friday night, Steph Curry didn’t hit a single 3-pointer. It snapped a streak that saw Curry hit at least one 3-pointer in 157 consecutive games that stretched all the way back to November 2013.
With less than a minute left in the final quarter of the season’s final game, Kyrie Irving crossed the ball between his legs, one, two, three times, before picking up his dribble, squaring up, and letting the jumper fly.
Before last night’s Game 6, a player hadn’t been ejected from an NBA Finals game in 20 years. The last was Sonics enforcer Frank Brickowski, tossed from Games 1 and 3 in 1996, victim of master instigator Dennis Rodman. Last night it was mild-mannered MVP Stephen Curry, who scored 30 points but picked up a sixth foul and hurled his mouthpiece in disgust—hitting a courtside fan—in the waning minutes. He was escorted to the locker room, accompanied by chants of “hey, hey, goodbye.” How did we get here?
In the 2016 NBA Finals, LeBron James has been told he’s a baby. He’s been mocked for having his feelings hurt. He’s been booed and jeered and laughed at by the Golden State Warriors crowd.