Payne recalls NBA player puking after Steph’s intense workout originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
It takes a special form of player to maintain up with Steph Curry. And when you’re not cut out for it, likelihood is you may pay the worth.
In an interview with Amin Elhassan and Tom Haberstroh on the “Basketball Illuminati” podcast, Curry’s trainer, Brandon Payne, recalled the time Atlanta Hawks superstar Trae Young joined Curry for one in every of his intense shooting workouts and barely could sustain with all of the cardio.
“We never do anything from one range,” Payne said. “We have done alternating range form shooting, which for us, is deep twos and semi-deep threes, we work in that range. We immediately go corner-to-corner, we start running and also you run for 4 shots at a time. Then when now we have two guys going, you shoot 4 shots corner-to-corner but we’re playing until the primary guy hits 12. Well, when you’re not making a whole lot of shots, there’s a whole lot of running involved. It’s corner-to-corner then it’s free throws, then it’s something off the dribble.”
Payne added that it appeared as if a heavy vest was thrown onto Young’s back as he struggled to get through the exercise. Nevertheless, the Hawks star recovered nicely.
“After which after he caught himself, he was good, he was ready and he finished all the workout. But that initial burst of those initial jiffy was just a little tough on him, but he recovered extremely well.”
Fortunately for Young, it might have been much worse.
Payne recalled one workout with a certain NBA player, who he doesn’t name, who tried to maintain up with Curry and paid an unlucky price.
“We have had a player who’s still within the NBA undergo the primary five minutes, sat down on the ground beside the door for about 30 seconds and went outside and threw up and was done. It was a very good player too …”
Cleanup on aisle 30.
If other skilled athletes cannot even complete a workout with Curry, there really is zero hope for the remaining of us.