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The magic of Steph Curry

The NBA's top shooter hits a nerve, and the NFL Draft gets a bump from Oregon
April 29, 2013 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal

It's been a while since Golden State made any waves in the NBA Playoffs, but they're doing it this year led by one of the league's top shooter, Stephy Curry.

Even some of the nation's curious fans are paying attention, something that gets explored on this episode of Sportsland, Oregon, recorded every Monday night at Blitz Pearl in Northwest Portland.

In this week's episode, regular cast members Cliff Pfenning, Derek Weber and Marlon Thomas are joined by Nicole, a Portland native who follows the social drama of sports off the court, but has recently been drawn to Curry's magic on the court.

The NBA Playoffs are the main topic of conversation, along with the revelation of Jason Collins being the first active athlete in one of the four major sports: basketball, baseball, football and hockey, to come out as being gay. Will that damage his chances for signing with a team? What if he signed with the Blazers?

Also, the University of Oregon had two players drafted in the first round - Dion Jordan and Kyle Long, both of whom went in the top 20.

It's all in 55 minutes of entertaining conversation.


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