Ballerina marks Curry’s entry into Time’s 100 Most Influential list

Ballerina marks Curry’s entry into Time’s 100 Most Influential list

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NBA: Ballerina marks Stephen Curry’s entry into Time’s 100 Most Influential list

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– Bellerina has decided to mark Stephen Curry’s recent inclusion in first Time’s 100 

 

Ballerina marks Curry's entry into Time's 100 Most Influential list
Stephen Curry

NBA: Ballerina marks Stephen Curry’s entry into Time’s 100 Most Influential list

 Ballerina marks Curry’s entry into Time’s 100 Most Influential list

Ballerina marks Curry’s entry into Time’s 100 Most Influential list

Stephen Curry has been named among the first 100 personalities in Time’s most influential list.

The player has just led the Golden State Warriors to the greatest season in NBA history. Stephen was the captain of the Golden State that recorded the unusual triumphant feat recently.

Curry’s moves on the court feature a blend of slippery crossovers, stutter-step dribbles and ball fakes that confound even the best defenders in the league.

The 28-year-old’s footwork is so pleasing to watch, in fact, that some would call it artistry — just like watching a dancer pirouette on stage.

It is no wonder, then, that Time magazine chose professional ballerina Misty Copeland to write Curry’s dedication.

 Ballerina marks Curry’s entry into Time’s 100 Most Influential list

“I’m in awe every time I see Stephen Curry play,” writes the star of the American Ballet Theater. “He combines a never-before-seen skill set with the panache and flair of a great performance artist.”

She adds: “Many people wouldn’t naturally think of the similarities between a ballerina and an NBA player. Yet the lifetime of training and the discipline it takes mentally, emotionally and physically are certainly shared attributes.”

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It is Curry’s “humility and grace”, combined with this world-class physical presence, that makes the All.

Ballerina marks Curry’s entry into Time’s 100 Most Influential list

NBA: Ballerina marks Stephen Curry’s entry into Time’s 100 Most Influential list

Curry, who will run away with his second consecutive MVP award, is having a dazzling year, capped by shattering the season mark for three-pointers with 402. (The previous record of 286 was set by him last season.)

“What he’s doing right now is more entertainment than basketball,” says former NBA All-Star Steve Smith. “He plays the game with a smile, and a lot of unorthodox shots. He’s taking shots at half court and making it look easy.”

Ballerina marks Curry’s entry into Time’s 100 Most Influential list

Smith, a former champion with the 2003 San Antonio Spurs, credits Curry’s work ethic for his stellar play over the past two seasons.

“He came into the game as a great shooter, now he’s an elite shooter,” says Smith. “He came into the league as a great ball handler, now he’s elite. You start to look at the work ethic; he’s making everything to perfection, almost.”

“Half his shots from an unbelievable distance are basically going in,” Smith marvels. “We’ve had guys put up astronomical numbers, but their teams weren’t winning. He’s doing both right now.”

 Ballerina marks Curry’s entry into Time’s 100 Most Influential list

NBA: Ballerina marks Stephen Curry’s entry into Time’s 100 Most Influential list