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Steph Curry's intense exercise prompted NBA participant to puke, Brandon Payne remembers – NBC Sports activities

It takes a particular form of participant to maintain up with Steph Curry. And should you’re not reduce out for it, likelihood is you may pay the worth. 

In an interview with Amin Elhassan and Tom Haberstroh on the “Basketball Illuminati” podcast, Curry’s coach, Brandon Payne, recalled the time Atlanta Hawks celebrity Trae Younger joined Curry for one in every of his intense capturing exercises and barely may sustain all of the cardio. 

“We by no means do something from one vary,” Payne mentioned. “We have carried out alternating vary type capturing, which for us is deep twos and semi-deep threes, we work in that vary. We instantly go corner-to-corner, we begin operating and also you run for 4 photographs at a time. Then when we have now two guys going, you shoot 4 photographs corner-to-corner however we’re enjoying till the primary man hits 12. Properly, should you’re not making loads of photographs, there’s loads of operating concerned. It is corner-to-corner then it is free throws, then it is one thing off the dribble.

“So after we have been first going by way of that corner-to-corner stuff, it seemed like any individual had thrown a heavy vest on Trae’s again for a minute. After which after he caught himself, he was good, he was prepared and he completed your entire exercise. However that preliminary burst of these preliminary jiffy was a bit powerful on him, however he recovered extraordinarily properly.”

Thankfully for Younger, it may have been a lot worse. 


Payne recalled one exercise with a sure NBA participant, who he doesn’t title, who tried to maintain up with Curry … and paid an unlucky value. 

“We have had a participant who’s nonetheless within the NBA undergo the primary 5 minutes, sat down on the ground beside the door for about 30 seconds and went exterior and threw up and was carried out. It was a superb participant too …”

Cleanup on aisle 30. 

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If different skilled athletes cannot even full a exercise with Curry, there actually is zero hope for the remainder of us. 

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