Ex-Warriors star Jordan Poole’s attempt to channel Steph Curry’s magic ends in hilarious mishap

Jordan Poole’s contributions during his four-year tenure with the Warriors often went unnoticed, overshadowed by the presence of stars like Stephen Curry and Draymond Green. The shooting guard for the Washington Wizards always seemed to possess a similar skillset, showcasing his potential to become an elite shooter and scorer, much like other MVPs and future Hall of Famers.

While Jordan is often compared to Curry in terms of skill, translating those skills onto the court is an entirely different challenge. In a recent game between the Wizards and the Memphis Grizzlies, Jordan Poole learned a harsh lesson about the difficulties of replicating Curry’s prowess on the court.

Poole’s attempt to mimic Curry’s celebration backfires

The Wizards clinched a win over the Grizzlies with a final score of 113-106. Although the Wizards secured the victory, the game featured a comical moment when Jordan Poole attempted to replicate Curry’s famous no-look three-pointer, resulting in a humorous blunder. According to a post on X by Complex Sports, “Jordan Poole shot the 3 and turned to the Grizzlies bench before it went it…he bricked it.”

While Stephen Curry may not be the sole practitioner of this skill, the Warriors’ star unquestionably excels at it more than anyone else in the league. The Grizzlies’ bench seemed somewhat indifferent to Jordan’s unsuccessful attempt, but those who witnessed Jordan’s effort couldn’t hide their smiles. Jordan Poole may have come up short with the no-look three-pointer, but he remains a highly skilled player and is poised for success with his team.

Jordan Poole’s Warriors journey ends in trade for Chris Paul

According to the Golden State Warriors’ General Manager Mike Dunleavy Jr. and owner Joe Lacob, they had a well-thought-out plan in place to retain Jordan Poole within the franchise for at least the next four seasons. However, to the surprise of many, Jordan was traded to the Washington Wizards in exchange for 38-year-old Chris Paul. This trade, involving the exchange of the veteran Paul for the younger and more promising talent of Jordan, has ignited a wave of reactions. The star was seen as a crucial piece that would help transition the team from the Curry, Thompson, and Green era to the next generation of championship contenders.

Jordan Poole replicate a failed Curry's skill
Jordan Poole Via Getty

Jordan’s last year with the Warriors was marred by significant disappointment, largely due to an incident involving Green punching him during the team’s training camp. Head coach Steve Kerr acknowledged this incident, as it also had a detrimental impact on the team’s performance that season.

Jordan played a pivotal role in the Warriors’ fourth title victory during the 2021–2022 season. He delivered remarkable performances, boasting an average of 25.4 points, 5.5 assists, and 4.3 rebounds per game while shooting at impressive percentages of 48% from the field, 43% from beyond the arc, and 92% from the free-throw line in the final game. Over the course of 20 games, he continued to shine, averaging 17 points and 3.8 assists with shooting splits of 51/39/92 in just 28 minutes per game.

This outstanding display of talent earned him a well-deserved four-year contract extension valued at $140 million, complete with performance-based incentives, further solidifying his place within the franchise. While Jordan Poole may find himself in the spotlight with the Wizards, it’s important to recognize that the Warriors could also continue to benefit from his star-quality contributions in the future.

Shariare Hasib

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Shariare Hasib is an NBA Editor at SportsKnot. With a master's degree in journalism from a prestigious university, Shariare started writing about the sport during his undergraduate years. Since then, he has been fascinated by LeBron James' lasting impact as well as Stephen Curry's incredible consistency. He specializes in live basketball coverage. Apart from reporting on trade speculations and match updates during off-season activities, Shariare frequently interacts with fan communities to stay abreast of the constantly evolving NBA scene.


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