Yesterday, amazing footage that appears to show NBA legend Steph Curry scoring five full-court shots surfaced online.
The 4-time NBA Champion was filming a video with Sports Illustrated, in which Curry scored from within his own half five times in a row, instantly going viral.
Incredible Steph Curry Footage Confirmed to be Fake
Curry's video instantly went viral and currently has over 14.5 million views, and is increasing each minute. The 2-time NBA MVP sent the basketball world into meltdown over this incredible video!
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 5, 2022
Janie McCauley, who covers the Warriors for the Associated Press,evealed in a tweet that the Golden State Warriors confirmed the footage was indeed faked:
Not real, per the Warriors. Looked amazing and fun, for sure. https://t.co/nUwVtqnrhv
— Janie McCauley (@JanieMcCAP) December 5, 2022
The editing is seriously impressive, however, requiring a fine eye to notice anything wrong with the footage. After the video was confirmed as edited, this Twitter use noticed the smallest of details when reviewing the video:
Took a while but finally have proof it’s fake. Watch the first ball closely at it bounces. It freezes in the air showing two videos are overlapped. Impressive edit tho pic.twitter.com/adoUgDs9KT
— David Oke (@gndavido) December 5, 2022
Steph Curry's Brilliance
Such is the brilliance of Steph Curry, until it was confirmed that the video is in fact edited, it would be entirely possible that he would be able to pull off this impressive feat, constantly defying logic. Had it been anybody else, the video would immediately be assumed to be false, but with Steph Curry, anything is possible.
His 3-point shooting ability has been revolutionary in the NBA, as he has constantly provided viewers with moments of magic and sheer brilliance. In years gone by, we have seen numerous videos of Steph Curry making 'impossible' shots from ridiculous angles and distances, but this was just a step too far.
This video and the reaction it has sparked speaks to the talent that Steph Curry has, as millions of fans accepted the never-before-seen task of nailing five shots in a row from within your own half.
Watch any Steph Curry warm up routine, and you can fully appreciate why him sinking 5 full-court shots would be achievable for a man with his talent.