Steph Curry Wins Jumpball Against 6’11 Joakim Noah & Almost Scores For The Knicks
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Steph Curry is 6’3 with the hops of a 7-footer; Joakim Noah is 6’11 with a 7’1 wingspan. There is no acceptable reason why Curry should win a jumpball against Noah…unless he committed a violation and got away with it. That’s what happened on this tip and it almost resulted in two points for the Knicks as Curry’s tip hit the back of the rim.
Noah had a right to be mad about Curry jumping early but if he wasn’t busy crying to the ref, he could have caught the ball when it bounced off the rim and possibly scored. Well, considering Noah made just 3 of 10 shots on the night and the Knicks scored just 20 points in this quarter, he probably would have missed.
If you want to see an impressive jumpball between a point guard and a center, check out 6’1 Isiah Thomas out-jumping a 7’0 Will Purdue.
Back to Steph, he actually shot worse than Noah in the game (3 of 14) but his hops looked pretty good before the game and he did grab 10 rebounds – the same amount as Noah and 8 more than Warriors’ starting center JaVale McGee.