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Stephen Curry defends decision to throw ball at Bulls' David Nwaba's back

Sporting News logo Sporting News 1/18/2018 Chelsea Howard

Stephen Curry standing in front of a crowd © Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Stephen Curry Warriors guard Stephen Curry's sportsmanship conduct came under question in Wednesday's 119-112 win over the Bulls, but he was quick to defend his actions.

At the end of the first quarter, Curry intentionally threw the ball at Bulls guard David Nwaba's back with 0.1 seconds remaining out of frustration. 

The controversial move created quite a stir on Twitter, with one fan suggesting the two-time NBA MVP was setting a bad example as a role model for kids. However, Curry didn't have any regrets of his decision to throw the ball at a player on the opposing team. 

Since a shot can't be taken in less than 0.3 seconds, the decision to bounce the ball of the back of Nwaba ensured that the quarter would come to an end, although, it would have been a much better move just to pass to a teammate.

Earlier this season, Curry's sportsmanship was also called into question after he threw his mouth guard in the direction of a referee after he disagreed with a call.

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