Curry credits use of contact lenses for his improved shooting percentage.
Steph Curry, arguably the greatest shooter in the history of basketball, has been thriving all these years without the ability to see the basket clearly.
During a recent interview with Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic, Curry explained that he busted out of his shooting slump in late February-early March because he finally started wearing contact lenses.
"I started wearing contacts," Curry told Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic. "No, I'm serious."
"I had gotten so used to squinting for so long," he added. "It was just normal."
Thompson describes how Curry has always been dealing with eye issues (H/T Bleacher Report):
"He said he has a condition called Keratoconus, known in the ophthalmology field as KC. Technically, it's an eye disease in which the cornea, normally a circle, progressively thins and takes on a cone shape. This distortion has given Curry what is known as an astigmatism, which is a type of error in the way the light bends when entering the eye. It doesn't distribute the light equally to the retina and leads to blurred or distorted vision."
Since breaking out of his "slump," Curry has since hit at least five three-pointers in nine straight games, while shooting 48.7% from behind the arc, according to Bleacher Report. That includes Tuesday night's victory over the Denver Nuggets, in which Curry finished with 17 points (5/10 from deep) to go along with five assists, four rebounds and three steals.
For the season, the two-time NBA MVP is averaging 27.7 points per game with 5.3 assists and 5.3 rebounds. The Warriors (53-24) hold a two-game lead over the second seed Denver Nuggets with five regular season games remaining.