How The Warriors’ Steph Curry Decided To Celebrate The Iconic ‘Night Night’

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As the celebration of ‘Night Night’ continues to take the sports world by storm, Steph Curry recently looked back on when he first did it and the impact he had until here.

“The first time I did it was Game 3 in Denver. It happened quickly, and it was one of those situations where you were back in the playoff mood.” , Curry said in a interview with Boardroom’s Nick DePaula. “We had missed it for two years. I just felt excited to be back on that stage.”

The four-time NBA champion added that down the stretch in the fourth quarter after a critical stoppage, he was just talking to himself.

“’Put them to sleep. Put them to sleep.’ It was the conversation I had with myself. Not with anyone else on the team or anyone else in the arena,” Curry said.

After hitting a tough layup against 2021-22 NBA MVP Nikola Jokić, Curry decided to do the then-unnamed celebration.

“I didn’t say ‘night night’ at the time. I was just like, ‘Put them to sleep,'” Curry recalled. “Fast forward to Game 5, when I made the final lay-up to go up five with 19 seconds left. It was the official, ‘Put ’em to sleep.’ The camera didn’t catch me on that one, but I really said it.”

From there, the “night night” took off, with Curry celebrating in each of the following series against the Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks, and in the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics.

Moreover, football stars like Neymar and Alex Morgan also celebrated the celebration, showing how versatile it is. He is also expected to be featured in NBA 2K23, which is slated for release in September.

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With the celebration of “night night” fully entrenched in the sports world, Curry can say that he has not only changed basketball, but the celebratory game as well.

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