Stephen Curry Juliennes George Hill’s Ankles; Quinn Buckner Points and Laughs
This was a really good effort by George Hill. Not at defense, mind you.
I mean his attempt to trip up Stephen Curry so Dell’s kid can’t finish the shot the layup after crossing Hill into the Great Lakes. If Curry doesn’t make it, the highlight — er, lowlight, in Hill’s eyes — probably doesn’t wind up on SportsCenter.
Alas, this is 2013, George, and the internet hordes care not whether or not Curry was able to embarrass you and then score or just embarrass you. The points are almost incidental after something like this happens.
Don’t get mad at me. This is just the world in which we live.
If you want to take issue with anyone, talk to your color commentator. Because I saw a lot of “DAYYYYUUUM”-like reactions to this play on Twitter, and even the trolliest of trolls didn’t revel in this ankle assassination like Quinn Buckner did.
Then again, as @DD1070 notes below, it did turn out to be a good foul in another way.
Also of note is the triple crossover Curry put on Tyler Hansbrough before he stuck one of his seven threes last night.
George Hill’s fall while guarding Steph Curry, while embarrassing, ended up actually being a good foul. Curry missed 1 of 2 FTs.
— David Dearing (@DD1070) February 27, 2013
(video via Deadspin)