- Stephen Curry missed his first free throw of the season on Tuesday.
- Curry’s miss came just as TNT’s Kevin Harlan remarked that Curry was shooting 100% on the year.
- After the miss, Curry smiled and pointed toward the announcers, as Reggie Miller and Candace Parker blamed Harlan for the jinx.
The announcer’s jinx is alive and well. Just ask Stephen Curry.
During the second quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ 134-105 loss to the Phoenix Suns, Curry stepped to the free throw line having made all 23 of his free throw attempts on the season.
As Curry prepared to shoot his second free throw attempt of the game, TNT’s Kevin Harlan said, “Steph Curry is at the line. He has not missed this year.”
That’s when Curry’s shot rattled in and out, as Candace Parker and Reggie Miller responded in disbelief.
Even Curry then turned around and pointed at the announcers’ table. It’s unclear whether he heard Harlan or simply knew he must have been jinxed.
“I am not a dealer in superstition,” Harlan said, before reacting to Curry’s pointing, saying, “No! No! It’s not me!”
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“He knew what we were saying,” Miller later laughed.
Curry would end up shooting 3-of-5 from the line on the night, bringing his percentage on the year all the way down to 92.6%.