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Stephen Curry’s Uber-Complicated Dribbling Drills Are Not Of This World

Ever wonder how Curry developed the best handle in the league?

Behold, a master perfecting his craft. Every time Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry dribbles on a basketball court, onlookers can only hope that the reigning NBA MVP decides it's time to unveil a new, unbelievable move. Watching certain players can become repetitive. Curry is decidedly not one of those players. He's already flooded Vine with a bounty of moves, and he's only getting better.

His MVP-level plays don't just happen by the grace of his dad, former NBA player Dell Curry, and his basketball-ready genes. It takes practice. Curry has an entire arsenal of impossible-to-do dribbling drills, but a new video from CSN Bay Area shows another way Curry practices to achieve his in-game dribbling masterpieces: adding a tennis ball and some weird glasses to the mix.

What. Is. He. Doing. 

At no point during the drill does Curry appear to be worried about or even aware of the basketball he's dribbling. It's just second nature to the master. He's solely focused on that damn tennis ball, as he should be, because the drill only gets harder from here.

That's right. It's time for TWO TENNIS BALLS. 

Now this is how you multi-task. Again, the basketball is just there as an extension of his hand. Executing this drill is already near-impossible for a human like you or me, but because Curry is indeed alien, he does it wearing a pair of intergalactic-looking glasses to make everything even harder. They're not "drunk glasses" as an anonymous bystander quips in the original video, but they do severely impair Curry's vision. 

"He can’t see [using those glasses]. He wants to do the drills without much vision," said Warriors Vice President of Public Relations Raymond Ridder to The Huffington Post on Thursday. 

Curry is likely using a version of a very simple basketball training tool that coaches use to teach youth players dribbling without looking down. The glasses Curry's wearing essentially block the lower part of your vision, instead focusing the player's perspective on what's happening ahead. 

And when Curry's looking ahead, he does things basketball players haven't even dreamed up yet.

 

 

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