Candace Parker Perfectly Predicts Golden State Warriors Star Steph Curry’s 50 Point Night

Add prophet to Candace Parker’s resume, which got a little more stacked a few weeks ago when she won the 2021 WNBA Championship with the Chicago Sky.

The basketball great – who is also an analyst at TNT – was able to peek into a crystal ball Monday night, tweeting that Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry would do it big against the Atlanta Hawks.

How did Parker know that Curry would drop 50 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds in the NBA? Because “anytime you play against a young protege, you have to let him know,” Parker wrote on Twitter.

Parker, of course, was referring to Hawks guard Trae Young, who had 28 points, nine assists and three rebounds.

But Curry certainly defeated Young 14-for-28 from the field, 9-for-19 from the 3-point range and 13-for-13 from the free throw line in 35 minutes. The Warriors improved to 9-1, beating the Hawks 127-113.

It was Curry’s 10th 50-point game in his career, and the MVP of two leagues became the third player in Warriors franchise history to rack up a line of 50 points and 10 assists, alongside Wilt Chamberlain (February 13, 1963) and Rick Barry (February 23, 1974).

At 33, Curry Chamberlain (31) also passed as the oldest player in NBA history to post a 50-10 game. The three-time NBA champion now has four 50-point games at age 32 or older, the second most in NBA history behind Michael Jordan (five).

Predicting greatness isn’t hard when you’re great yourself. Like Curry, Parker is a champion. She also won the WNBA title in 2016 with the Los Angeles Sparks and won the WNBA MVP in 2008 and 2013.

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