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December 2, 2016
Q. Mathematically speaking, Golden State Warriors basketball star Steph Curry shouldn't exist, says Mental Floss magazine. But he does and so do his numbers. Can you cite a few of these as envisioned by the numbers crunchers Bethlehem Shoals and Silverbird 5000?
A. Curry is a 190-pound, 6-foot-3-inch human package who possesses “outrageous core strength” and can deadlift 400 pounds for a ratio rivaling competitive bodybuilders, say the crunchers. And this one's so amazing it sounds “ridiculous”: The NBA three-point line ranges from 22-24 feet from the basket, yet Curry regularly sinks shots from 30 feet — more than anyone in the league. He succeeds in making 46.7 percent of his shots from far behind the three-point line, whereas the NBA as a whole makes only 45.2 percent of its shots from anywhere. Last season, Curry made 21 30-foot three-point shots, while NBA runner-up Klay Thompson made only 3.
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