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Video game Stephen Curry can't keep up with real Stephen Curry

Technically Incorrect: A new Under Armour ad, in association with NBA 2K16, shows the Golden State Warriors great being too good for his video game self. Now the game will be altered.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


Dear video-game Stephen, you're not real.

Under Armour; YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

On Monday night, my house was full of shrieking.

The Golden State Warriors were losing to the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA play-offs. (Disclosure: Warriors fan.)

Then recently injured nascent legend Stephen Curry decided to make shot after shot after shot. (As we drank shot after shot after shot. Well, sips of gewurtztraminer, actually.)

Then on Tuesday, Curry was named the first-ever unanimous MVP.

With astonishing timing, Under Armour released a new ad, which shows the truth: Real-life Curry is better than NBA 2K16 Curry.

In the ad, video-game Curry is upset that his real-life version does things he can't.


This is, in its way, real life.

Video-game Curry really can't do the things that flesh-and-blood Curry can. Real-life Curry's three-point shooting this season has been in a realm beyond even video games.

So, for 30 hours, starting at 3 p.m. PT on Thursday, Under Armour and NBA2K16 are maxing out video-game Curry's overall rating. Just to give the poor animated dear a chance, you understand.

This means that in the game, Curry is now the greatest shooter in 2K history. As if he cares.

The video-game Curry looks older than the real thing, who appears to be around 19. The video-game Curry has huge wrinkles on his forehead, as if the pressure of keeping up with a human troubles him.

Sometimes, kids, robots just aren't better than humans. Strange, I know.