Kenny Smith mentioned that Damian Lillard can shoot shoot deeper than Steph Curry drawing a reaction from the former back-to-back MVP winner.
Bubble MVP Damian Lillard continued his stupendous form in the NBA playoffs as the Blazers shocked the Lakers in Game 1 of their playoffs series.
Damian Lillard knocked down a deep 3 in clutch time to put the Blazers in front. His remarkable shooting drew a reaction from Kenny Smith who mentioned that he has a deeper range than Warriors star Steph Curry. The 3-time NBA champion is widely regarded as the greatest shooter in the NBA history. Kenny’s statement drew a reaction from Steph before the NBA analyst hit back at him again to gain the last laugh.
Kenny Smith and Steph Curry go back and forth
Kenny Smith is the latest analyst to jump on the Damian Lillard bandwagon after the Blazers star continued his monstrous performance in the first game of the playoff series. Lillard completely outshone the all-star duo of James and Davis and finished with a game-high 34 points along with 5 rebounds, 5 assists and a block.
love you @TheJetOnTNT ….. but you trippin right now
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) August 19, 2020
Kenny Smith stated after the game that Lillard is a deeper shooter than Warriors superstar Steph Curry. However, Curry reacted to his statement by mentioning that he was trippin’ after seeing a brilliant performance by Dame. Curry has revolutionized the league with his highly efficient shooting from distance forcing his rivals to alter their game-styles to compete against him and his Warriors squad.
Man it’s been a long time I forgot 😂 https://t.co/93vQYTd8iF
— Kenny Smith (@TheJetOnTNT) August 19, 2020
The analyst later replied he has forgot about the 3-time NBA champion as Curry has been out for a long time after suffering a major injury earlier this season.
Damian Lillard will look to continue with his gigantic performances in game 2 against the Lakers who will be expected to come out swinging against the Blazers after a dismal showing.
Meanwhile, Curry will look to come back strongly next season with the Dubs who will be expected to challenge the top dogs in the West. Curry was an integral part of the Warriors squad that made 5 straight finals appearances from 2015-2019 and won 3 championships during that span.