Stephen Curry Pulls a Nick Young, Celebrates Missed 3-Pointer Prematurely

Bryan Brandom
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Los Angeles Lakers wing Nick Young may never reach the NBA Finals, so on Monday night, Stephen Curry went ahead and utilized Swaggy P’s signature move in the Golden State Warriors’ NBA Finals clincher over LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers—and I don’t mean losing his significant other over a Snapchat post … or stealing the ball from his own teammate … or almost blowing his hand up.

Young’s other patented act: confidently and prematurely celebrating a three-pointer.

You know the one:

Celebrating threes before they go down is kind of Curry’s thing. After launching a three in the first half of the Dubs’ 129-120 victory in Game 5 to deliver the Bay Area their second NBA championship in three years, a confident Curry whipped his head around to glare at his hometown crowd as he extended his arms behind himself, almost as if he were flying.

Then he thought twice about his belief that the shot’d go down—and it didn’t.

Thankfully for Curry, Kevin Durant, and the Warriors, they didn’t blow another 3-1 lead, and this brick proved inconsequential to the series outcome.

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