Charlie Bertsch (cbertsch) wrote,
Charlie Bertsch


You need to be able to shoot free throws under pressure. And it sure as hell helps to have a go-to guy at the end. I had thought the Stephen Curry story was going to come to an end this afternoon when he started slow. But I was wrong. The shots he made in the last five minutes -- off the dribble even more impressively than from behind the arc -- and the free throws that followed to seal the deal make it clear that he's something special. I mean, how often does a freshman go for thirty in his tournament debut, then for forty and thirty in the first two March Madness contests of his sophomore campaign. He also looks about fifteen. Given the fact that he has already grown several inches in college, chances are good that he'll go from his current 6'3" and 180 pounds to something like 6'4" and 190 or even 200 by the time he is established in the NBA, which seems more and more like a sure thing. As those Florida Gators demonstrated last year -- and as players like Grant Hill and, yes, Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr. have shown over and over -- genealogy matters. And not in the Foucauldian sense either. Having a secure home with enough to pay the bills doesn't hurt either.
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