Stephen Curry’s performance at the 71st NBA All-Star Game will raise money for the Cleveland Metro School District, it was announced before the game. A $1,000 donation for every point made, $3,000 for every three-pointer, and $10,000 for MVP of the All-Star Game were intended to be made by him.
Even though Akron, Ohio native Stephen Curry was making his All-Star debut against his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, he was booed heavily prior to game time, but that quickly turned to cheer when Curry lit up Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse with one of the best All-Star Game performances ever. Curry was born just outside of Akron.
What a Noble Cause by Stephen Curry!
A flurry of 3-pointers from Stephen Curry helped him score 50 points, just two short of Anthony Davis’ all-time scoring record at the 2017 All-Star Game. During the NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant MVP Award, he scored 50 points on a blistering 17-30 from the field and 16-27 from the three-point line.
In addition to the $108,000 he raised for the Cleveland Metro School District as a result of his 3-point shooting and MVP honors, Curry and the Curry Brand are providing Positive Coaching Alliance training to all of the district’s basketball coaches.
After a few months of inconsistent play, we’ll see if Curry’s spectacular performance in Sunday’s All-Star Game can help him get back on track as the Warriors strive to reach another NBA Finals.
More About Steph
In addition to being the older brother of current NBA player Seth Curry, Curry is also the son of former NBA player Dell Curry. While at the Davidson Wildcats in the Southern Conference he was voted conference player of the year twice and established the NCAA record for most three-pointers made in a season as a sophomore in his sophomore season. During the 2009 NBA Draft, the Golden State Warriors picked Curry with the seventh overall choice.
The Jaguars Are Looking for a Football Coach to Replace Urban Meyer
Jaguars owner Shad Khan fired Urban Meyer on December 16, 2021, and since then has been looking for a new football head coach.
Shad Khan and the Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke, are taking advantage of a new NFL rule that enables them to interview assistants from other teams during the final two weeks of the regular season.
According to several sources since Meyer’s release, the duo has met with the Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, former Eagles coach Doug Pederson, and Lions coach Jim Caldwell. They have also requested permission to interview Byron Leftwich, Kellen Moore, Nathaniel Hackett, and Matt Eberflus.
Despite all these names, Khan and Baalke haven’t still found the ideal football coach for the Jaguars. But here is what is known about the ongoing search.
1. Offensive-Minded Candidates
Out of the seven aforementioned coaches, five are known for their offensive expertise. Khan and Baalke are leaning toward offensive-minded candidates because they understand that the team’s quarterback, Trevor Lawrance, needs help to develop his game. Since the beginning of the season, he has thrown 17 interceptions and only 10 touchdowns.
2. Football Coach McDaniels Isn’t in the Shortlist
To the surprise of many pundits, journalists, and NFL aficionados, New England Patriots offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, isn’t considered for the Jaguars head coaching position. This is despite the fact that McDaniels helped Mac Jones throw 3,540 yards with a 67.8% completion rate, as well as 21 touchdown passes.
3. Brady Favors Leftwich
NFL legend, Tom Brady, believes that Byron Leftwich is the perfect candidate for the vacated head coaching position. In a recent interview, the seven-time Super Bowl winner shared that working with Leftwich during the past two seasons has been nothing but amazing.
Khan is being careful about his team’s new football coach because his decision to hire the inexperienced Urban Meyer turned out to be arguably his worst during his 10-tenure at the Jaguars.