VIDEO 📺 : Steph's shot guru analyzes Steph's moonball for 17 minutes🌜💤
Stephen Curry's longtime skills trainer Brandon Payne breaks down the game-winner.
As soon as I saw Stephen Curry’s moonball splash through the net late on Tuesday night, I wanted to get Brandon Payne of Accelerate Basketball on the phone.
As Steph’s shooting guru/skills trainer/personal coach, Payne and Curry have been training together for over a decade, working to perfect his game and keep him at the top of the NBA. I’d venture to say that no one outside the Warriors has spent more time on a basketball court with Curry than Payne. Well, maybe Wardell Sr.
I learned so much listening to this dude talk about Steph, Chris Paul and all the little hidden details involved on the play. An NBA junkie’s dream.
I thought we’d do no more than 5 minutes. Before I knew it, we had spent 17 minutes talking about the play! Time flies when you’re geeking out.
Here are the items we analyzed:
What Steph wanted on that play
Why Steph didn’t get what he wanted
Al Horford’s defense and the nail
Trayce Jackson-Davis’ screen and crash
Chris Paul’s perfect “in the strike zone” pass
Steph’s footwork and hips pre-shot
Shot release and why Steph shot it so high
When Brandon knew it was going in
The Second Spectrum stats on the shot arc
CP and Steph’s offseason workouts and chemistry
The text Payne sent to Steph last night
This is the type of premium content I’ll do in the future for my paid subscribers. Really enjoyed this one.
Without further ado, here’s the video from our Playback watch room with Steph’s shot guru Brandon Payne: