Video of Kenneth Faried vs. Stephen Curry’s ankle

You can be the judge on this one — but I’d expect very few people outside of Denver to side with anyone aside from Mark Jackson and his Golden State Warriors.

The Denver Nuggets toughened things up in their 107-100 victory over Golden State last night — toughened to the point that Jackson told the media afterward that he had been tipped off by someone on the Nuggets that there would be some rough stuff coming.

The play that particularly galled Jackson came when it appeared Kenneth Faried tried to stick a leg out and trip Curry, whose ankles are notoriously delicate and injury prone.

“The screen on Curry by the foul line is a shot at his ankle, clearly,” Jackson said. “That can’t be debated. I’ve got inside information that some people don’t like that brand of basketball, and they clearly didn’t co-sign it. So they wanted to let me know that they had no parts in what was taking place.”

Here is the play in question:


  1. TC says

    Mark Jackson’s standing up for his player, as he should – and yeah, it was a bit dirty. Only question is – how will Steph respond? And the question has been answered as Steph continues to school them.

  2. john steppling says

    when i watch that video im not sure it was even intentional. But lets say it was a cheap shot….(i dont think it was, but lets say it was)……there was not consistent dirty fouls on curry or anyone. So why is mark jackson complaining? That bizarre. This is the playoffs and a first year coach is accusing a hall of fame coach of dirty tactics. I suspect that may backfire. Karl is not a dirty coach, never has been. Thats the part i find bizarre. As if this was blatant and one sided. IT clearly wasnt. Its the playoffs…..toughen up. Mark “im praying for jason collins” jackson is emerging as a slightly strange figure in this post season.

  3. Brandon says

    It all comes down to getting in Curry’s Head… mission accomplished. Faried clearly wasn’t trying to injure Curry on the trip (yes it was a trip, but not at all malicious) but I get tripped all the time playing rec ball… trash talking, a hard foul, just messing with the other guy to make him think about anything other than making his shots. Didn’t we all learn that playing on the playground growing up?

    • daniel says

      I agree with you that it was effective. I play a lot of rec ball as well, a tripping down lane is perceived as dirty and different than trash talking, a hard foul, just messing with the other guy to make him think about anything other than making his shots. Definitely the sort of thing that leads to trouble on the court. I don’t think it’s a big deal, I just think people should acknowledge that it was cheap. How crappy would it be if Curry went out with a hurt ankle? Westbrook, Rondo, Gallinari, Blake Griffin, etc. Who’s gonna beat Miami?

  4. daniel says

    There’s a difference between two giants like Faried and Bogut pushin on eachother down below and trying to trip curry off the ball, or just trying to trip Curry in general. That’s just dirty, plain and simple. It’s saying, “we can’t beat these guys with Curry on the floor, let’s injure him, let’s take him out.” Anyone who’s played knows the difference.

  5. john steppling says

    Bogut’s fould on Faried. GS has been more physical. Its about time denver stopped getting pushed around. Team that always play aggressive hate it when it get turned around. What i just saw was a defender making sure the leading scorer doesnt get an easy basket. <Sheridan HOops is being pretty biased on this one. So NO LOTS OF PEOPLE BESIDES DENVER FANS DONT SEE IT THAT WAY.

  6. Mike says

    How about putting up the video of the two flagrant fouls by Golden State on Kenneth Faried? Thanks.

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