The 2021-22 NBA season is over, but Warriors superstar Steph Curry’s spirit is very much alive in the WNBA. New York Liberty star Sabrina Ionescu drained a deep three with 28 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Dream at Gateway Center in College Park, Georgia on Friday night and, in the most iconic way possible, hit Curry’s signature “night night” celebration.
— New York Liberty (@nyliberty) June 25, 2022
Ionescu has grown close with Curry over the years, referring to the 2022 NBA Finals MVP as a big brother. She finished the game with 21 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in the Liberty’s 89-77 win over the Dream. Not only are Ionescu’s celebrations inspired by Curry, but some of her game is as well.
Curry’s “night night” celebration took the big stage during the Warriors’ postseason run. The celebration is typically done after a dagger, when Curry called game.
It haunted the NBA in the playoffs, and has now creeped its way into the WNBA.