Prior to the beginning of the 2017-2018 NBA Season, Stephen Curry holds the following places in three-pointers per games:
74th place all-time for games with at least 1 three-pointer made with 537
19th place all-time for games with 2+ three-pointers made with 444
5th place all-time for games with 3+ three-pointers made with 333
2nd place all-time for games with 4+ three-pointers made with 231
1st place all-time for games with 5+ three-pointers made with 162
1st place all-time for games with 6+ three-pointers made with 93
1st place all-time for games with 7+ three-pointers made with 54
1st place all-time for games with 8+ three-pointers made with 32
1st place all-time for games with 9+ three-pointers made with 15
1st place all-time for games with 10+ three-pointers made with 8
1st place all-time for games with 11+ three-pointers made with 5
1st place all-time for games with 12+ three-pointers made with 2
1st place all-time for games with 13+ three-pointers made with 1
It is mind-boggling to conceive the former numbers displayed by the two time NBA’s Most Valuable Player was ankle injured several times by several seasons.
The aspect that changed Stephen Curry to surpass the latter physical issues? By strengthening and reinforce his physical tools. How is that a fact?
The behind the scenes work with Golden State Warriors medical staffer Keke Lyles – whose role is still clearly noticed.
Displaying too much effort on the ankles, Stephen Curry needed to adapt evolving his lower body power.
As so, developing single legged exercises as well as yoga poses, Lyles discovered Curry was an above-the-average leaner and expertise core worker.
Additionally, Lyles witnessed a rare and somewhat secret receipt to the Stephen Curry ease to shoot from “Stephen Curry range”: His deadlift.
According to Keke Lyles, Curry could lift around 100Kg in the first year they’ve workout together. However, on the second year – 2015 – Curry lifted 180Kg (!) which is more than twice his body weight. The surprising fact is that only one Warriors teammate could surpass his mark: the Nigerian Festus Ezeli (2.10m | 120Kg).
Nonetheless, Klay Thompson acknowledged Curry’s success from behind the line indication how rigorous Curry was with the routine and Workout program.
Curry may be not as explosive to the rim as Westbrook or James. However, his agility is rare and that is why he shoots the way he shoots.
The secret is pacience, routine and practice. Work smart, leverage yourself.