Stephen Curry Takes Shot at Dwyane Wade, Says He ‘Gave’ Derrick Jones Jr. Dunk Contest Win'
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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry recently took a shot at Dwyane Wade’s controversial scoring in the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest back in February.

Seth Curry had just won the elder Curry’s NBA trivia quiz on Instagram Live and the Warriors guard compared it to Wade’s seemingly favorable judging of former Miami Heat teammate Derrick Jones Jr.

“The game show is officially over,” the elder Curry said. “Seth Curry with the win. Is this like when D. Wade gave Derrick Jones the Dunk [Contest]? No, it ain’t like that. Maybe it is.”

Though the younger Curry won his brother’s game, there is definitely not going to be as much of an uproar on Twitter as was the case in the most recent dunk contest.

Earlier this year, Jones Jr. took home the Slam Dunk Contest trophy even though many believed that the Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon was more deserving.

The two contestants were tied in the judges’ cards in the final round, and it all came down to the last dunk of the night to decide the winner.

Gordon’s slam dunk over 7-foot-5 center Tacko Fall appeared to give him the win over Jones Jr. until the judges showed their scorecards. Though the judges meant to tie the score between the finalists, Gordon’s final score added up to less than Jones Jr.’s.

Wade was among those who seemingly gave Gordon the short end of the stick on purpose, even though this was not proven. While there were other judges who messed up as well, it was Wade who mostly received the flak on social media.

The infamous decision is still quite fresh in the minds of many and, as the elder Curry demonstrated, it is very difficult to forget.

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Omar is a freelance writer who has followed the NBA for more than 30 years. Prior to the Internet, he devoured every reading material he could find on the game from newspaper articles to books and magazines. He became a Heat fan the moment they acquired Tim Hardaway and his killer crossover, and lamented not seeing him and Alonzo Mourning win a championship. Seeing Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh play in Miami was a surreal moment for him and more so after they validated the Decision with back-to-back championships. He is ecstatic to cover Miami basketball for Heat Nation.