“I knew it was fake when he made five in a row,” Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of the video with point guard Steph Curry.
Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry holds many pro basketball records, including becoming the first player in NBA history Make 500 post-season three-point shots.
Curry is also famous for his warm-up routine, which often involves taking long-range shots from all over the court. It might not be too difficult for some Warriors fans to believe that the NBA great could take five shots in a row all over the court, as shown in a viral video this was shared by the Sports Illustrated Twitter account.
“Just wrapped up a shoot with @stephencurry30 this guy just can’t be missed,” Sports Illustrated wrote in its tweet sharing the video, which has racked up nearly 30 million views and more than 120,000 likes.
Is the viral video of Steph Curry taking five shots in a row across the pitch real?
No, the viral video of Steph Curry taking five shots in a row across the pitch is not real.
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Sports Illustrated writer Joseph Salvador confirmed this in an article published on December 6th that the viral video of Curry taking five full court shots in a row is fake.
“Stephen Curry’s viral video of him firing five shots in a row almost in front of the entire court has dominated online debates about whether the video was real or edited,” Salvador wrote. “Unfortunately, the video is actually not real.”
Raymond Ridder, the Warriors’ senior vice president of communications, said Sports Illustrated also informed him that the video was “not real.”
“I knew it was fake when he went five in a row,” Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of the viral video during a pre-game press conference Dec. 5. “I thought three in a row, you know he could do that, but not five in a row.”
“I think just the fact that it’s Steph made people stop and wonder if it was real. So that’s all you need to know about Steph. Pretty remarkable,” he added.
In a post-game press conference the same day, Curry said it was “the ultimate compliment that one can probably marvel at [the video] but don’t think it’s far-fetched that it could be real.”
“I made two of these though, just in case anyone was wondering,” he added.
Curry’s viral video was directed by Ari Fararooy, Sports Illustrated noted in his tweet, which helped create other edited videos featuring pro athletes. Fararooy has also been credited with creating a Video of NFL Quarterback Tom Brady Playing catch with just one soccer machine VERIFY debunked in January 2021.
Fararooy is a Los Angeles-based video director who says he produces “stylized work for brands, events and celebrities.” website. He has worked with Brady on a handful of other projects, each containing different elements of CGI effects.
VERIFY reached out to Fararooy and Sports Illustrated for more information on how the video was shot and edited, but received no response at the time of publication.
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