Stephen Curry blames L.A. Kings for dunk attempt wipeout
Stephen Curry, among the smoothest basketball players in the NBA, rarely commits an on-court gaffe that ends up on the blooper reel. That was the case, however, during Monday’s 130-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Golden State Warriors superstar not only slipped on a breakaway dunk attempt, he also proceeded to airball a three-pointer attempt seconds later.
SHAQTIN OF THE YEAR?! #Shaqtin pic.twitter.com/ph6trWAFqx— Shaqtin' a Fool (@shaqtin) January 22, 2019
The back-to-back bloopers without question merited “Shaqtin’ a Fool” attention, and on Tuesday night, Curry further explained how he perceived what happened during an appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”
Curry explained that the Los Angeles Kings had played a matinee at Staples Center Monday afternoon before the Warriors and Lakers met on the court that same night. His reasoning is that something went awry when laying the court over the NHL ice surface.
.@StephenCurry30 is here tonight so you know we had to ask him about his little mishap during yesterday's @Warriors @Lakers game pic.twitter.com/guUfFJ7DwP— (@latelateshow) January 23, 2019
“See what happened was,” Curry said jokingly, as transcribed by NBC Sports Bay Area. “The LA Kings had a game right before us and they must not have put the floor back on top of the ice all the way, because there was a little wet spot and I slipped. in my head, I knew I was about to do something crazy, 360 dunk I’ve never done in my life. And it just didn’t happen.”
Actor Ron Funches, also a guest on the show, chimed in with a well-timed question.
“How does the ice explain the airball?” Funches asked.
Curry was left speechless.
“Touche,” was all Curry could offer in response.
After the game, Curry joked about the thwarted dunk attempt by saying, “The Lord wouldn’t let me do it,” which is a lot more amusing than the reasonable explanation that a wet spot on the court due to the ice surface underneath caused his wipeout.