Steph Curry becomes early victim of NBA's new non-foul rules

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By , Audacy Sports

The only rule the NBA could implement that would strip Stephen Curry from his stardom would be one that disallows players named “Stephen Curry” from participating in the action. As long as he’s on the court, he’s going to be a star, and the same goes for players like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Luka Doncic, James Harden and others.

But a new rule that alters a polarizing aspect of the game — players seemingly contorting their bodies and shooting in unnatural motions in order to draw contact — will certainly affect the way these stars play, and it only took one preseason game for us to see that.

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The victim? Stephen Curry. In the past few years, the Warriors star would have been heading to the line after the shot he attempted on Monday night. But in 2021, he just looked… ridiculous.

Curry acknowledged the rule change after NBA’s officiating Twitter account used a clip of his foul-drawing technique as an example of what would no longer constitute a defensive foul, instead turning into an offensive foul.