Viral New York garbageman dubbed “Steph Curry of Sanitation” does not impress me
A New York garbageman went viral for his long-range trash-tossing technique. Twitter account ‘WhatIsNewYork’ went so far as to call him the “The Steph Curry of Sanitation.”
You can judge for yourself, but I’m not exactly impressed by what I see out of this garbageman.
Are they some good shots? Absolutely. Are they transcendent to the level of a Steph Curry? Absolutely not.
Look, I know big market players always get the shine. And, clearly, it’s no different in the garbageman game.
Even so, it’s obvious this has been colored by the narcissism of the “only in New York!” crowd. The same people that aren’t from the city but are so entranced by the idea they’re entirely unable to conceptualize anything beyond the concrete jungle they fetishize.
That may be harsh, but it’s true. My local garbageman duo in Point Breeze makes this guy’s form look like Ben Simmons from the free throw line.
I’m serious – I was stuck behind their truck one day and witnessed these guys drain every shot from the sidewalk for two blocks. I was initially pissed but soon found myself genuinely growing more excited with each make.
Say what you will about the state of the Streets Department overall (and there’s a lot to say). Just know there’s a ton of untapped talent. It’s time we applaud our local heroes with the same weird shamelessness New Yorkers do their subway rats when they eat human food.
It’s honestly the least we can do. Just look at the Twitter account that posted this. It posts the most basic happenings of all time “through the eyes of a New Yorker.” Great.
All we’d need is like 50% of that enthusiasm for our teachers and America would be a drastically improved nation.