Steph Curry’s done a lot: he’s earned two NBA MVP awards, won an NBA championship and been selected to the NBA All-Star roster three times. Until Tuesday, you wouldn’t think being absolutely packed by a Filipino teenager on a three-point attempt would be on that list.
Curry, as the last stop to his five-day tour of Asia, visited Taiwan Sept. 6, where he participated in a scrimmage with several young, aspiring players.
In true Curry fashion, the Warriors point guard had the ball in his hands with 10 seconds left to play in the game.
We all thought we knew what would happen – until this happened:
Gian Mamuyac, who plays for the Philippines’ U-17 team, flipped the laws of physics on their respective heads; he blocked a Steph Curry three. Curry, gracious and humble, was nothing but the person we’ve been accustomed to seeing the past few years, dapping the kid up while sporting a giant grin.
The story didn’t end there for Mamuyac, however.
He was named the MVP of the game and won a trip to participate in Curry’s basketball camp.
Fortunately for Curry, he has the opportunity to get the taste of being swatted out of his mouth when his Warriors kick off their regular season campaign against the San Antonio Spurs Oct. 25.