Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined to hit 484 3-pointers last season, making their nickname of the "Splash Brothers" more than appropriate. It seems like DeMarcus Cousins, who is practicing with Curry as part of Team USA and hit zero 3-pointers last season, was a bit envious of their success:
As you can see, Curry is less than impressed. It's not all bad for Cousins, though. At least he hit the rim twice in a row. That's pretty good! Fortunately for Cousins, if he keeps dropping 22 points and 11 rebounds per game, Sacramento Kings fans won't mind if he jacks up an ill-fated 3 every once in a while.
We know the images of sports well, through awe-inspiring photographs and embedded-in-our-brains highlights.
This artist, though, is looking at the athletes and coaches we love a little differently. Well, OK, a lot differently. With some of the most minimalist sports portraits you'll find, Instagram user @lessonsinsport allows us to see big stars in quite a different light.
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Jamie Carragher is a Liverpool legend, a Merseyside native and defender who made 737 appearances for the club and helped it win the 2005 Champions League title.
But who cares about all that? During a recent autograph session with a host of Reds-loving kids, one sought the answer we all wanted: Did he ever get bitten by former teammate/serial biter Luis Suarez?
As far as we could hear, he didn't say no ...
Hoyer to start over Manziel
Although neither quarterback has had a particularly stellar preseason, the Browns have decided on Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel to start in Week 1. Hoyer struggled in their Monday night game against the Redskins, but Manziel didn't do much better, and he sparked a controversy by gesturing with his middle finger toward the Redskins' bench. Manziel may be the team's QB of the future, but it remains to be seen just when that will come.
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Myrtle Beach Pelicans manager Joe Mikulik has a history of demonstrative reactions to calls that he feels have been made in error. He has thrown bases, poured water on home plate and re-enacted the plays in question for the umpires' benefit. To the best of our knowledge, however, he had never incorporated leaving pieces of his uniform on the field into his routine -- at least, not until Sunday:
Bravo, Joe Mikulik. We don't know whether the umpire made the correct call or not. All we know is that we get you. We've all been there.