Steph Curry regularly lights up the internet with preposterous basketball deeds, so at first glance this ultra-sweet behind-the-back pass seems like more of the same.
But … 🤔 🤔 🤔 … something’s off here. Way off.
It went unnoticed in some quarters, but that shouldn’t have counted! The pass looks cool, sure, but Curry definitely double-dribbled.
Watch again just before Curry crosses the three-point line: He transfers the ball from his left hand to right hand, then dribbles again with his right hand before whipping the lefty behind-the-back pass.
So it’s actually FAKE NEWS. (Well, a fake highlight, but tomato-tomahto, y’know?)
On the Bay Area local Warriors broadcast Tuesday night, announcers seemed to completely miss the violation — as did plenty of fans. But Curry could be seen laughing immediately after the play, indicating that he knew he’d gotten away with one.
The Warriors even shared the double-dribble pass among other plays in this 30-second highlight reel.
And if you’re wondering: The rest of Curry’s highlights there aren’t illegal; they’re just unfair.