Without tunnel try, Steph Curry will need new pregame shot

Published 2:10 a.m. ET April 15, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry’s pregame tunnel heaves have become such a spectacle at Oracle Arena that hundreds of cameras rise in the air to capture the moment.

He won’t have that anymore when the Warriors move across the bay to San Francisco to Chase Center next season.

Everybody figures Curry will come up with a snazzy move to replace it.

“Shoot, I don’t know, probably like a backflip or something like that,” quipped Splash Brother Klay Thompson.

A new signature shot? For sure.

Curry vows to do something new and fun, but will just let it come to him when the time arrives. He’s not pre-planning, and especially not now with the playoffs his top priority. The Warriors opened their first-round series with a 121-104 blowout of the Los Angeles Clippers.

“I’ve got to let it happen organically, just like this happened,” Curry said. “I’ve got to let it happen organically. I don’t really know. It’ll come to me, though.”

Curry typically takes five tries total, fewer when he makes one, from just off the court by the end of the bench at the start of the tunnel before he sprints down the hallway back to the locker room. He…

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