Stephen Curry is the best shooter on the planet. He’s the best shooter of all-time. But there is a basketball environment out there that can even make Steph Curry look like a mere mortal.
It’s at California’s Great America Amusement Park in Santa Clara.
Coming off his fourth NBA title and first NBA Finals MVP, Curry spent the day at Great America and came across the three-point shooting challenge. Now, in an empty gym, Curry will hardly miss under normal circumstances. But anyone who has played those carnival basketball games knows that the hoops are often taller than the regulation 10 feet, smaller in circumference and looser. Basically, they rig the game against the shooter, and even Curry noticed that something was up with the rims — kind of like in Boston.
Steph just confirming these games are rigged 😂 Hit all the money balls tho 🔥 pic.twitter.com/hJBr2TaAkA
— TheWarriorsTalk (@TheWarriorsTalk) June 23, 2022
I mean, it was actually impressive that Curry managed to make five shots and all the money balls. But you could tell that the hoop was taller and looser than anything Curry would normally shoot on.
Still, there’s something super relatable about watching Curry throw up brick after brick in a carnival game. He’s just like the rest of us.
This was how Twitter reacted
Steph fresh off a chip. Sees a rim. Starts Shooting, even if it's a rigged hoop. PAYS to get shots off. 🤣🤣
AD doesn't make the play in. doesn't touch a ball for 2 months.
— chan0.eth 💍💍💍💍 (@chanodesigns) June 23, 2022
It’s a well known fact these carnival shooting games are rigged. Amazing people still waste their money on them. Even the greatest shooter of all time couldn’t beat the scam. https://t.co/5IHBpuwIua
— Howie Manzo (@Howiej23) June 23, 2022
How Steph would've shot if they didn't discover the bad rims in Boston. https://t.co/Z5BAk2LtUG
— jermaineium (@jermaineium) June 23, 2022
The unfriendliest rims https://t.co/Y9OguCqjXA
— Al Butler (@ALaboutSports) June 23, 2022
Lol I’ll never attempt this game again after seeing this…lol look how loose the rim is! If Steph didn’t do well, who the hell am I ??? 😂 https://t.co/0f7DtAoWwa
— Humble.Arrogance (@NotYaAvgJones) June 23, 2022
How does this effect Steph curry’s legacy? Next on undisputed https://t.co/RX7yPAau7u
— kendall Green (@ontargethoops) June 23, 2022
Now no one can tell me these aren’t rigged lol https://t.co/Yk96bzEcMu
— Nate Scott (@TheGreatScott4) June 23, 2022
Great America charge you $50 to get in for the privilege of paying $15 to lose a rigged 3 point contest lmao https://t.co/OTOQ478VD8
— johnny 🗣🇹🇴 (@johnny_pale) June 23, 2022
Bron woulda asked for this tape to be deleted https://t.co/bB4f3FXc5C
— Klay Thompson’s Burner (@iKlayThompson) June 23, 2022
Take it from Steph: Don’t fall for that scam.