Stephen Curry Calls Out Dewayne Dedmon For Dirty Play

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Stephen Curry Calls Out Dewayne Dedmon For Dirty Play


In Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, Dewayne Dedmond threw his knee into Stephen Curry’s knee at a sideways angle. Valgus force – the easiest way to purposefully tear a guy’s knee ligament. This type of force on the knee causes damage to the MCL because knees have very limited mobility in the side to side direction. If your knee isn’t locked or your foot isn’t planted, you can kind of redirect that force to avoid injury. When the knee is locked and the foot is planted, there is nowhere else for that force to go. The knee gives out relatively easily since knees are pretty unstable joints. That’s when an MCL tear happens. Luckily for Curry and the Warriors, his knee was not locked.



ESPN approached Curry, asking about that specific scene, and he was not pleased, calling it “a dirty play”.


“I know he’s not a dirty player. I’m not going to try to mess up his reputation, but I feel like that was a dirty play. Luckily no one was hurt.”


I still think that this play was the dirtiest and most intentionally looking out of all the debatable plays in this series.

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