Stephen Curry has a strange habit of lying down during major games

Stephen Curry is an NBA Champion. He is a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player and a four-time NBA All-Star. He is heralded as one of the best shooters of all time, from free throws to three-pointers and every clutch moment in between.

He also likes to lie down. Like, a lot.

Okay, every human likes to lie down. We do it every night when we go to sleep — and who doesn’t love sleep? But not all of us do it in the middle of professional basketball games.

Curry’s curious habit has been noticed a few times, most recently during Sunday night’s NBA All-Star Game. He laid himself flat on the ground and covered his head in order to avoid being dunked on by Eastern Conference All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo.

We get it. Getting dunked on by a 6 foot 11, 220-pound 22-year-old doesn’t sound like a good time. Also, this incident would have just been a funny highlight if it was the only time it happened.

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Glenn Robinson III joins storied list of NBA slam dunk champions after impressive showing

The slam dunk is undoubtedly one of the most recognized and exciting moves in all of sports. It’s a feat of pure athleticism that sends crowds (and players) into a frenzy any time one is thrown down.

In 1976, professional basketball chose to celebrate the dunk and all its glory during the sport’s All-Star Game weekend. The first Slam Dunk Contest was held by the American Basketball Association and was won by Julius Irving — but the league’s merger with the National Basketball Association (NBA) caused the contest to take a hiatus until 1984.

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