The Harlem Globetrotters figured out the best way to shut down Steph Curry
Monday, March 14, marked Stephen Curry’s 28th birthday, and to celebrate, the Harlem Globetrotters offered the NBA a blueprint of how stop the league’s most dominant scorer:
Happy Birthday Steph Curry! Now here's how you defend him, NBA teams… https://t.co/WVQEuItsZf
— Harlem Globetrotters (@Globies) March 14, 2016
That’s it. That’s the only way to stop Steph Curry. You need to stand on the rim and kick his shots away.
We’re pretty sure it’s illegal, but what other options do teams have? Nothing else — double-teaming him, defending him out to 30 feet, putting a bigger defender on him, etc. — seems to work. He’s a whole different monster.
Now maybe it won’t look like Curry is playing against the Washington Generals every night.
Jovan Buha covers the NBA for FOX Sports. Follow him on Twitter: @jovanbuha.