NBA MVP and cover man for both Wheaties and NBA 2K16, Steph Curry practiced a lot this summer. But Curry didn’t work on his weaknesses or gaps in his game. “It’s not like I’ll go in and try to implement a post game, work on a hook shot,” he told the AP. Instead he worked on shooting and ball handling — two things it would seem he could hardly improve. But he can improve — and he’ll need to, as he knows.
If Curry wanted evidence of the challenges in front of him, he just has to look to his left and right on NBA 2K16 — because Curry’s not the only man on the cover. He’s part of a great triumvirate of talent — the other two pieces being James Harden and Anthony Davis. Harden worked on the same things Curry worked on. Davis worked on shooting too, especially from deep. (Davis is ranked #1 in NBA 2K16 Power Forwards, above Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge.) Like all accomplished athletes, these three are all Malcolm Gladwell believers. Gladwell talks about putting in 10,000 hours at any activity to become truly proficient. That’s 1,250 eight-hour days. There’s always room for more practice, whatever Allen Iverson’s thoughts on the matter.
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