Addressing ankle, Curry will change shoes

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Addressing ankle, Curry will change shoes

Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has had a troublesomeright ankle for more than a year now. He tweaked it most recentlyagainst Chicago on Monday and sat out the next game against New York.On Thursday he said on Twitter Thanks to NikeBasketball for helping me out with the shoe game. Going to get that anklestrong and 100 percent.Heres Curry from after practice on Friday, talking aboutchanging his shoes and using a different taping technique, among otherankle-related subjects:Question: Can you elaborate on ThursdaysTweet?Stephen Curry: I took a day trip toPortland yesterday to get in the lab and see if theres something about theshoes I was wearing. Maybe they didnt fit my foot right or something. Maybe there was something wecould put in my shoe to make sure I dont turn my ankle to the outsidebecause I naturally have that rotation.RELATED: Curry optimistic about playing against Philly
And so theyre still analyzing all the data that wecollected, and I changed to a different style of Nikes for tomorrow. Hopefully,that will help and I think weve found a fit to avoid those injuries.Question: Whats the new one?Stephen Curry: Its called the Brave, theHyperbrave. Its a little lower and a little wider on my foot and it fits to myfoot a little better than the ones I had been wearing.Question: And you were wearing Hyperdunksbefore?Stephen Curry: That one and another onecalled the Hyperlearners. Theyre still great shoes. Nike. But with my foot itdidnt fit right and being secure on the floor is of the utmost importanceright now.Question: Whats the new taping routine?Stephen Curry: Like Ive done before,Ive done taping and bracing to give it extra security. I dont want it to betoo tight where Im not able to make the moves Im normally making or itchanges the mechanics of my jump shot. Because all that starts at the feet andworks its way up. Im using a different style of tape and kind of anchoring ita little more so it naturally rolls in, so Im not more prone to rolling myankle to the outside if Im running straight-ahead or making a cut or a move orsomething like that. I think it will work.

Draymond fully appreciates 'witnessing greatness' of Warriors-Cavs trilogy

Draymond fully appreciates 'witnessing greatness' of Warriors-Cavs trilogy

OAKLAND -- The hoops historian Draymond Green has a message for those with short memories and cynical outlooks.

The NBA is never better than when The Finals have legendary potential, as is the case with the Warriors and Cavaliers, who next week become the first teams to meet three consecutive seasons to determine a champion.

“It’s a great thing for the league, contrary to popular belief,” Green said Friday after Warriors practice.

Warriors-Cavs Part III is, in fact, a fantastic boon for the league. Interest will peak. Ratings will soar. Storylines will cascade down every mountain, knoll and molehill.

“Right now, you’re witnessing greatness -- two great teams, great players,” Green said. “That’s what it is. It probably won’t be appreciated until it’s over. Say we meet again next year? It still won’t be appreciated -- until we don’t meet again and you realize what you had.”

What fans have is history made, with more in the making.

The Warriors enter The Finals after an unprecedented 12-0 start to the playoffs, becoming the first team to complete three four-game sweeps in a single postseason.

Another sweep, and it’s not inconceivable, would make these Warriors the first team in NBA history with a perfect postseason -- give them the distinction of having the best postseason in American sports history.

The Cavaliers enter The Finals after a 12-1 start and, moreover, with the reheated debate over whether LeBron James has a body of work that equals or surpasses that of Michael Jordan. James is one game removed from surpassing Jordan to become No. 1 on the all-time list for playoff scoring and will make his seventh consecutive appearance in The Finals, something Jordan never did.

Though a Cleveland victory would bolster any argument in James’ favor, a Cleveland loss might be enough to close the case in Jordan’s favor insofar as his Bulls reached six NBA Finals and won them all.

Warriors-Cavaliers has the potential to go beyond what most believe to be the most epic of postseason rivals, that being the Magic Johnson and the Lakers versus Larry Bird and the Celtics. They met only three times (1984, ’85 and ’87) but the NBA went a full 10 seasons with one team or the other in The Finals.

Being a student of the game, Green quite likely knows that -- as well as having a complete understanding of the possibilities ahead.

Even if he suspects others may not.

“But you usually don’t appreciate something until you don’t have it any more,” he said. “Maybe there’s just a lack of appreciation for greatness. When you look at the situation, most people have never reached greatness. So, maybe there’s just not an understanding of what you’re watching.

“I appreciate it. I’m happy we’ve been able to steam-roll people, and I love the fact that they’ve been able to steam-roll people. I just love great things. And I think right now we’ve found two great teams.”

Ayesha Curry shows off rap skills with Steph and E-40 on stage

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Ayesha Curry shows off rap skills with Steph and E-40 on stage

Steph Curry has earned the nickname "Chef Curry" but his wife Ayesha is the real cook of the family.

Ayesha has paved her own path as a successful cook and was brought to BottleRock in Napa for a demonstration. As Steph and rapper E-40 joined her on stage, Ayesha took one of out of E-40's book and did her own remix of Drake's "Energy." 

In this version, Ayesha rapped about what she knows best -- recipes. 

All hyped up, Ayesha dropped the mic to the delight of Steph and E-40 himself.