If you are playing football, say, and the opposing team has Superman as a player, it is going to be difficult and probably impossible to win. The Golden State Warriors have a player, Steph Curry, with a super power. He can sink three-point shots from virtually any place on the court, far beyond the three-point line.
In one of the best basketball games I’ve ever seen, in what some are calling the NBA game of the year, the Oklahoma City Thunder played Golden State (which has only lost 5 games all season) and actually led for most of the game. It would have won, if a foul in the last .7 second didn’t result in two free throws that let the Warriors tie the game and sent it into overtime.
But Curry kept launching those three-point shots, bringing the Warriors back into the game again and again, tying the NBA record with 12 three-pointers. And in the very last moments, Curry shot from what looked like 6 feet back from the three-point line. It went in smoothly, and the Warriors won the game 121-118.
But I was proud of the Thunder, who gave the Warriors their toughest game all season, even if they did have someone with super powers on their team. [Read more…]