NBA Star Turns Trick Shot Into Fan Reward

Curry combines Twitter, YouTube and Facebook in latest monthly fan contest.


  1. On the 30th of each month, NBA fans eagerly await the announcement. They wonder -- what's the challenge this time? And most importantly -- What can we win?

    The #SC30 contests put on by Warriors guard Stephen Curry have allowed the NBA star to creatively connect with his fan base. He's asked them to sing, he's asked them to write, and in return, winners have received prizes including autographs, memorabilia and a 1-on-1 video chat.

    With January coming to a close, Curry wanted to give his fans a head-start on their next challenge, so he announced details and rules of the new #SC30 contest a few days early.
  2. Shortly after the request for most creative H-O-R-S-E shots went out, the first entry threw down the gauntlet. 
  3. In just a few hours, Hagen's H-O-R-S-E shot flew past 1,000 views on YouTube. But that was just the start. When Social Media news blog @Mashable picked up on Curry's contest, Hagen's embedded video received more than 5,000 views.
  4. Throughout the weekend, fans worked on their best H-O-R-S-E shots.

    Some had to be patient...
  5. Others tried to use familiar places to Curry favor... 
  6. Jacob Trick Shot 3.wmv
  7. With entries from across the U.S. and even Canada, Curry had the tough task of picking his five favorites. The finalists were then put up for a fan vote on Curry's Facebook page.
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  9. The Final 5 included young Hagen...
  10. A college basketball player...
  11. SC30 Contest Half Court Corner Hook Shot
  12. A halfcourt hoopster...
  13. Stephen Curry 30 Contest Entry Jason Friedman
  14. A wall wizard...