Almost everyone wants to be a bit like their dad, especially if your dad is a successful NBA player. So it doesn't hurt that Steph Curry also wanted a bit like a dad. What's a little more surprising is what he did for it.
The superstar revealed in an interview with theComplexYouTube channel that when he started out in the basketball world, he used to "borrow" his basketball shoes from his father, even though they were several sizes bigger than him: "During his career, my dad played with 49 on his feet, when I was young I had big legs, and I convinced myself that I too was a size 49 so that I could ask all his best pairs and be similar to him. I convinced myself that it was good and then I got used to the feeling of floating in them. Until the end of my first NBA season, I always played with a size 49 even though I am a size 47.
As is well known, during his career, Curry suffered quite a few ankle injuries, and his ancient practice may have influenced his ankle's ability to withstand pressure day after day. Kerry went on to explain why he stopped the practice: "Then one day I saw a picture of me attacking the basket, and the whole front of my shoe was bent. From the beginning I'm a size 47 and since then I've been back to that size, I haven't really felt the effects on my game, my legs just hovered. I still had a good career with couples who were too big.
Steph Curry. Changed after seeing the leg floating, Photo: USA TODAY Sports
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