ESPN The Magazine: Breaking Down Steph’s Shooting Style

While everyone knows how prolific Steph Curry is as a basketball player, not everyone may know what exactly defines his technique. David Fleming from ESPN The Magazine explains how "Curry is reinventing shooting before our eyes" by analyzing one of Curry's 3-point shots, from the moment he touches the ball to the moment he shoots and lets his arms fall behind his back. Fleming discusses Curry's basketball shooting and ballhandling genes, inherited from his NBA-playing father and high school point guard-turned-collegiate-volleyball-player mother.

Curry's dribbling and shooting rhythm, combined with his ability to read the court, explain why he has made more threes at a higher rate than anyone through five seasons and is considered a "shot maker" rather than a "shooter."

Read the ESPN article.


  • April 9, 2014