Swish! Congressman channels Steph Curry, drains game-winning trey

Whoever knew that Camarines Sur 2nd district Rep. LRay Villafuerte can sink three-point shots like Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors?

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Villafuerte shared on Facebook Friday, Dec. 2 a short video of him playing a pickup game of basketball with friends.

The clip featured the final play of the game, and the veteran solon just so happened to get a kickout pass with hardly any time left on the clock. His team was down by one point.

After an impressive ball fake that sent a defender careening in the air, Villafuerte threw up the leather and swished it. The celebration that followed on the court was akin to a person winning the lottery.

The lawmakers himself admitted in the Facebook post that he only got lucky ("tsamba") with the shot. Still, it was a special moment for the National Unity Party (NUP) president.

The video has over 6,300 reactions as of this posting.

Villafuerte is a former deputy speaker during the previous 18th Congress. He is currently the majority leader of the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA).