Wardell Stephen Curry II, more popularly known as Stephen Curry, is a professional basketball player in the NBA, where he plays for the Golden State Warriors. He has been called the greatest shooter in NBA history and has garnered many record-starting and record-breaking numbers in his career.
Stephen Curry grew up with a large influence on basketball because of his father, Dell Curry. When Curry was born, his father was playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Growing up, the whole family relocated depending on the team his father was playing in, including the Charlotte Hornets and the Toronto Raptors. While in Toronto, Curry was playing for the Queensway Christian College boys’ basketball team, leading them to undefeated victory. He also played as a member of Toronto, a club team, leading the team to the provincial championship.
When the family moved back to Charlotte after Dell Curry’s retirement, Curry enrolled at the Charlotte Christian School. There, his extraordinary performance on the court garnered him awards including the all-conference and all-state titles. He also led his team to three conference titles as well as three state playoff appearances. Noticing his skills and talent, Davidson College aggressively recruited Curry where he eventually ended up enrolling and playing college basketball for.
Curry was drafted as the seventh overall pick during the 2009 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors. His first career game garnered him a total of 14 points and 7 assists. His final season averages were composed of 17.5 points, 5.9 assist, and 1.9 steals per game. His 2011 to 2012 in the NBA wasn’t too good either. He suffered from one injury to another that both required surgery.
It wasn’t until the 2014-2015 , when Steve Kerr began as the new head coach that Steph Curry and the whole team started to rise. Stephen Curry finished the year as the NBA MVP after leading his team to win their first championship since the year 1975. In 2015-2016, Curry was named unanimous MVP. Curry’s talent and skills, together with unanimous teamwork from the rest of the Warriors, made them enter the NBA Finals for three straight years. In 2017, the team won their second NBA championship.
Curry went on to dominate the sport with his shooting prowess. Without playing in the fourth quarter, he scored 45 points against the Los Angeles Clippers in January 2018. After scoring 14,000 points, Curry became the 5th player in franchise history to reach the milestone.
He suffered from a sprain on his left knee which led him to miss 6 weeks of playing time, but he still gave a strong performance when he came off the bench. He is still recognized as one of the best shooters in the history of the league and a key factor in the success of the Golden State Warriors.
- Gold medalist, 2010 Turkey FIBA World Cup
- Gold medalist, 2014 Spain FIBA World Cup
- 3-time NBA champion (2015, 2017,2018)
- 2-time NBA Most Valuable Player(2015, 2016)
- 5-time NBA All-Star (2014–2018)
- 2-time All-NBA First Team (2015,2016)
- 2-time All-NBA Second Team (2014,2017)
- All-NBA Third Team (2018)
- NBA scoring champion (2016)
- NBA steals leader (2016)
- 50–40–90 club (2016)
- NBA Three-Point Contest champion(2015)
- NBA Sportsmanship Award (2011)
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (2010)
- AP Athlete of the Year (2015)
- Consensus first-team All-American(2009)
- Consensus second-team All-American(2008)
- NCAA Division I scoring leader(2009)
- 2-time SoCon Player of the Year(2008, 2009)