So, just how long were Dell and Stephen Curry’s games of HORSE?

Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 12:34 am ET

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I played HORSE with my dad when I was a kid.  It was fun.  We were usually done in 30 minutes tops.  Something tells me that sufficiently similar father-son bonding experiences are completely foreign to Dell and Stephen Curry.

You'd look like this too after being stuck on "O" for 2.5 hours...

It's easy to forget that Stephen Curry isn't a 9 year old, middle school phenom...

Now, I’m not suggesting Dell and Steph didn’t play HORSE. I just think it’s clear that their games were, in terms of drama and duration, closer to “Hoop Dreams” than an episode of “Hang Time.”

Can’t you just see these guys not hitting “R” for at least 2 hours?

Sonya Curry, finest mom on the block, steps out the door: “Dinner’s ready!”. “Alright, hun — we’ll be in in an hour or so.”  “Damn, Dell, y’all are only on ‘S’ ?”.

Let’s just say I’m confident Dell and Stephen ate a lot of cold and/or reheated meals.  It’s certainly paid off.

Stephen Curry is averaging 35 a game in the Tournament:  Dropped 40 on Gonzaga in the 1st round, going 8/10 from downtown, and 30 in yesterday’s 2nd round upset of Georgetown.  Apparently 55 of those 70 points have come in the 2nd half, so I guess Steph is a bit of a tease, but then better late than never I suppose.

His jump shot aside, Curry the Younger did some stuff in the 2nd half against Georgetown that were hard to believe considering most people could reasonably mistake Stephen for an abnormally tall 9 year-old boy.  Needless to say, I was impressed.

Steph didn’t get a full scholarship offer from an ACC school.  Even dad’s alma mater, Virginia Tech, suggested he walk on his first year; pick up the ‘ship his Sophomore season.

Well, that didn’t fly with Steph, and rightfully so, so off to Davidson he went.

Against Tournament teams this season, including Gonzaga and the Hoyas, Curry is averaging 28.5 points per game.  Davidson had North Carolina, UCLA, Duke, and Winthrop on their regular season schedule.  With that in mind, I’d say Davidson got a gift, and there should be some positions opening up in ACC recruiting offices soon.

Davidson gets yet another “Goliath” next in Wisconsin.  I’m looking forward to that one as much as any Sweet 16 matchup.  Thanks, Steph.

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One Response to “So, just how long were Dell and Stephen Curry’s games of HORSE?”

  1. BigAlatUNC Says:

    Champions are raised, not breed…or something like that. Major props to Davidson who I did have making it this far and who have catapulted me to the top of my office pool!

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