Stephen Curry

Steph Curry - NBA record hunter

Stephen Curry is the best long-range shooter in the history of the world's best basketball league. In his first nine years there, the NBA's point guard made 43.7 percent of his threes, making him the third-best NBA player of all time. He also won three titles with the Golden State Warriors from 2015 to 2018. Nevertheless, Steph Curry did not always have it easy in his life and had to fight a lot with prejudices. Especially in his younger years, he was told that he was physically too weak for the sport of basketball and that he was also not tall enough. In addition, he was initially in the shadow of his father, also a famous basketball player. Steph Curry was called a one-dimensional player who could only throw and nothing else. But Curry didn't let that get him down, worked hard on his game and fought tirelessly for his goal of becoming a successful basketball player.

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Hero Moments

Steph Curry is more than just a basketball player. Although the athlete is so successful, he has never forgotten where he comes from. He inspires his fans not only with fascinating moves and actions in basketball, but also in real life he scores again and again with social and political commitment. For example, Curry has been campaigning for some time to combat malaria. In addition, his numerous records make him a real role model for many followers.

Great performance through hard ambition

In contrast to his early successful colleagues such as LeBron James or Michael Jordan, Curry was already a good player for a long time, but less suitable for the NBA. For a long time, Curry had the reputation of being very susceptible to injuries, a poor defender, and merely a post player who often lost the ball. This was one of the reasons he didn't get a scholarship from the major universities as a teenager. Nevertheless, he continued to train, but for the time being never made it to the higher places on the scouting lists of professional clubs. But Curry didn't give up and was able to fight his way to the top with his ambition, finally starting his career with the NBA's Golden State Warriors in 2009. In 2012, he signed a four-year, $44 million contract there. But Curry overcame all and so he had great success in the 2012/13 season and his career went from now on steeply uphill.

Curry as unbeatable record hunter

Steph Curry has set a number of records and titles in his career as a professional basketball player. First of all, he won the NBA title three times with the Golden State Warriors and was named Most Valuable Player of the season twice. He was also named to the All-Star team six times, which includes the best players of each season. In 2016, he was able to achieve the most steals per game and also the highest number of points thrown. Curry was also the very first player to average more than 30 points per game. Lastly, Curry holds a probably unbeatable record of 402 threes in a season, which can probably never be surpassed.

Down-to-earth and socially committed

Curry has been actively involved in the fight against malaria in Africa for many years. He has collected around 82,000 U.S. dollars for the organization "Nothing But Nets" via Facebook, for example, to support the fight against malaria. Curry has been supporting "Nothing But Nets" for many years through appeals for donations and other campaigns. For example, he also launched a limited-edition product line in collaboration with Under Armour to further support the organization. In this campaign, Curry donated an insecticide-treated mosquito net to children, refugees and families for every product sold to protect them from malaria. Likewise, Curry visited Tanzania in 2013 to distribute mosquito nets in the Nyarugusu refugee camp.

The private life of Steph Curry

Curry was born in Akron, Ohio, and grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, the son of then-active NBA basketball player Dell Curry. After his father transferred to the Toronto Raptors, Curry went to middle school in Toronto at Queensway Christian College. His father played a total of 16 years in the NBA and received an award as the league's best bench player in 1994. When his father's career ended, Steph Curry returned to Charlotte with his family. From then on he went to Christian School there. His athletic talent was already evident here, when he was the best thrower in the history of this school with more than 1,700 points. After failing to receive a scholarship from a major-conference school, Curry decided to attend Davidson College and played three years for the Davidson Wildcats. In 2009, his career began in the NBA when Curry was drafted seventh overall by the Warriors and played his entire professional career so far on that basketball team. His younger brother Seth Curry also plays basketball in the NBA. Since 2011, Steph Curry has been married to actress Ayesha Alexander and has two daughters and a son with her.

"Be the best version of yourself in everything you do. You don't have to live someone else's story."
Steph Curry

Career

Steph Curry is considered one of the best basketball players in the world and is considered one of the best distance shooters in the history of basketball. Experts today consider him the best shooter ever. With 272 hits in a season, Curry set the NBA record in 2012/13 for his made threes. He surpassed this in 2015 with 286 and the following year with 402 hits. With the Golden State Warriors, Curry has so far been a three-time NBA champion in 2015, 2017 and 2018, as well as a six-time All-Star and a two-time Most Valuable Player of the league in 2014/2015 and 2015/2016. In addition, Steph Curry managed to score the most points in the 2015/16 season as well as in 2020/21. In 2021, it was 31 points per game.

Assets

Curry earned most of his total fortune from his salary as a player with the Golden State Warriors. Curry is one of the league's top earners as a point guard. In 2017, he signed the biggest contract in NBA history. With a five-year contract with the Golden State Warriors, Steph Curry will receive more than $200 million. On average, this is an annual salary of about 40 million US dollars per year. This is also the highest-paying contract in the NBA, which made Curry the highest-earning player in 2019/20.

"Basketball is not just a sport. It's an art form that you have to master to be successful."
Steph Curry

Steph Curry in a nutshell

Sport:Basketball
League:NBA
Position:Point guard
Team:Golden State Warriors
Height:191 cm
Nationality:America
Birthday:March 14, 1988
Born in:Akron, Ohio
Estimated net worth:130 million
Followers on Instagram:34.6 million
Partner:Ayesha Alexander