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Stephen Curry was born on the 14th of March, 1998 in Akron, Ohio, USA. His full name is Wardell Stephen Curry II.
Stephen Curry is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He is also an actor and has starred in movies like Ballers (2015), The Simpsons (1989) and The Charity Stripe (2014).
He has been called by many as one of the greatest shooters in the NBA history.
He was the first NBA player that was elected MVP by a unanimous vote.
Curry comes from a family of basketball players, his father, Dell Curry was a former NBA player and his younger brother Seth Curry is a current NBA player.
Stephen’s love for basketball more or less began when his father, who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers used to take him and his brother to his games.
Stephen and Seth would take shots with the hornets during warm-ups.
After his father’s retirement, Stephen went on to attend Davidson College where he was recruited by Wildcats from the 10thgrade.
In his first college game against Eastern Michigan he finished with 15 points and 13 turnovers.
He upped his game by the next time he played against Michigan, by scoring 32 points with 4 assists and 9 rebounds.
By the end of the season, Curry was hitting 21.5 points per game.
Stephen Curry became a scoring machine in freshman year, only other freshman to achieve that was Kevin Durant.
In 2007, he made his 113th 3 pointer of the year thereby breaking Keydren Clark’s NCAA freshman season record for 3-point field goals.
By the end of the freshman season, Stephen Curry was named Southern Conference Freshman of the Year, SoCon Tournament MVP, and selected to the SoCon All-tournament team, All-freshman team, and first team All-SoCon.
After the season ended, Curry appeared at the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championships where he played for USA team.
He had an average of 9.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 19.4 minutes, which helped the USA team to finish with a silver medal.
In his sophomore season in 2007–08, Curry who was already 6 ft 3 had an average of 25.5 points per game while adding 4.7 rebounds per game and 2.8 assists per game.
He went on to lead the Wildcats to a 26-6 regular season record and a 20-0 conference record.
Because of his amazing stats, Davidson College earned its third straight NCAA Tournament bid.
Significantly, Stephen Curry led Davidson to a 73-56 win against Wisconsin where he scored 33 points. The move put Curry in league with Clyde Lovellette, Jerry Chambers, and Glenn Robinson as the only college players to score 30 points in their first four career NCAA tournament games.
He also made another single-season record for the most three-pointers with 158.
He finished the season with an average of 25.9 points, 2.9 assists, and 2.1 steals per game and was named to Most Outstanding Player of the Midwest Region of the 2008 NCAA Tournament.
After returning for his junior year, Curry went on to score a career-high of 44 points and extended his career long streak by scoring 25 points for the seventh straight game.
Stephen Curry also recorded a career high of 44 in a 72–67 win over North Carolina State.
By January 2009 he surpassed the 2000-point mark of his career after scoring 21 points in a game against Samford.
However, by February, Curry had an ankle injury which made him miss his first and only game in his college career.
Despite the injury, Curry went on to become Davidson’s all-time leading scorer with 34 points in a 99–56 win against Georgia Southern.
By this time he already had a 2,488 career point.
In Curry’s final season at Davidson he was averaging 28.6 points, 5.6 assists, and 2.5 steals and was already the NCAA scoring leader.
He however opted out of senior year at Davidson to pursue his career but stated that he would eventually go back and earn his degree.
Career with Golden State Warriors (2009–present)
Curry the scoring machine was selected as the 7th overall pick in 2009 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors.
By that time he had a rookie contract worth $12.7 million for four years.
In Curry’s first career game, he averaged 14 points with 7 assists and a season average of 17.5 points, 5.9 assists, and 1.9 steals per game.
He was named NBA All-Rookie First Team and finished second in the NBA Rookie of the Year voting.
He also won the skills challenge at the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend, finishing the season with averages of 18.6 points, 5.8 assists, and 1.5 steals per game and shot a franchise- and league-best 93.4 percent from the free throw line.
Curry went on to bag the NBA Sportsmanship Award.
By the 2011-12 season, Curry was already known as one of NBA’s greatest shooters of all time and held numerous three-point shooting records.
The year was not a good one for the top notch shooter as it was riddled with recurring injuries.
Curry had to have a surgery in May 2011 to repair torn ligaments on his ankle caused by multiple sprains.
By the 4th of January, he sprained the ankle again during preseason.
Yet again in February, during a game against Phoenix Suns he strained a tendon which required him having another surgery.
All the injuries affected his scoring average which dropped to 14.7 points per game as he appeared in only 26 regular season games.
Back to shooting
By the beginning of the 2012-13 season, Curry had signed a rookie contract extension with the warriors worth $44million.
Curry went on to prove negative reports wrong by bouncing back and gaining a reputation for perimeter scoring. The move earned him and his teammate, Klay Thompson, the nickname ‘The Splash Brothers.’
Curry went on to score a career-high of 54 points on the 27th of February, in a game against the New York Knicks.
This set a franchise record for three-pointer made in a game and by the season end he set a new league record for three-pointers made in a single season with an average of 22.9 points and 6.9 assists per game.
He went on to make his first All-Star appearance in February with averages of 24 points and 8.5 assists per game.
Record breaking season (2014–15)
Under the leadership of the Warriors’ new head coach Steve Kerr, Stephen Curry got faster pace play and more freedom to shoot which helped the team become a title contender.
Curry made a season-high 51 points in a game against the Dallas Mavericks on the 4th of February.
By April, Curry astonished already astonished fans by breaking his own league record for three-pointers made in a season in a game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
He was voted the NBA Most Valuable Player with an incredible average of 23.8 points, 7.7 assists and 2 steals per game.
Curry again made league history in a game against Memphis Grizzlies by becoming the first player to register six three-pointers and six steals in a game.
By the 6th game, Curry also made a playoff career-high eight three-pointers en route to a series-clinching victory.
Stephen Curry also broke the NBA record for most three-pointers made in a single postseason.
By the finals, he had an average of 26 points and 6.3 assists per game.
Unanimous MVP (2015–16)
By the opening season in a game against New Orleans Pelicans on the 27th of October 2015, the scoring machine scored 40 points making a career high of 24 points in the first quarter.
The move was a record on its own as he became the second reigning MVP to score that high in an opener since Kareem Abdul-Jabber in 1972.
Shortly after, in a game against the Pelicans, Curry scored 53 points on 17-of-27 shooting to lead the Warriors to a 134–120 victory.
He became the first player since Michael Jordan in 1989–90 to score 118 points in the first three games of a season.
Stephen Curry recorded his sixth triple-double with 23points on the 28th of December with a career high of 14 rebounds and 10 assists in a 122–103 win over the Sacramento Kings.
He also recorded his 7th triple-double on the 22nd of January with 39 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in a 122–110 win over the Indiana Pacers.
He made history in the NBA world by becoming the first player to make 200 three-pointers in four straight seasons.
He also tied Gilbert Arenas and Michael Jordan for the Verizon Centre record when he made 11 three-pointers scoring 51 points.
He went on to top the 50 point mark for the 3rd time, making him the first player to do it many times since LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
In a game against Oklahoma City Thunder, Curry scored a three pointer with 0.6 seconds left in the game.
His winning shot which was his 12th three-pointer, tied him in the NBA single-game record with Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall.
The super shooter went on to break his NBA for threes with a new mark of 288.
By March 7th Curry became the first player in the NBA history to make a 300 three-pointers in a season.
By the end of the season, he became the seventh player in NBA history to join the 50–40–90 club, representing the shooting percentages from the field (.504), beyond the arc (.454), and the free-throw line (.908).
In a stroke of bad luck, Stephen Curry had ankle injury which ruled him out of a game with Rockets in the first round of the playoffs and he subsequently missed Games 2 and 3 of the series.
He came back in time for Game 4 of the series but it seemed the bad luck hadn’t lifted as he sprained his right knee and was later diagnosed with a sprained right medial collateral ligament (MCL) causing him to be ruled out for 2 weeks.
By the time he came back he came with a force to be reckoned with and recorded 40 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists in a 132–125 overtime win.
It seemed like there was no stopping Curry who again made an NBA record of scoring 17 points in overtime.
Stephen Curry became the first ever MVP player in the league to be voted by a unanimous vote, making him the 11th player in history to win the award in consecutive seasons.
Second NBA Championship (2016–17)
The record breaking streak was still not over for Curry, as he hit four three-pointers in a game against the Pelicans to reach 1,600 for his career.
That sole move made him the 19th player to do so, as well as the fastest to reach the mark, Curry did not stop there, regardless of a few hitches; he went on to set an NBA record for most three-pointers made in a regular-season game.
He went on to become the seventh player in Warriors history to score 12,000 career points and was named Western Conference Player of the Week in January.
His scoring spree continued leading him to be named a starter on the Western Conference All-Star team for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game.
Stephen Curry was also named Co-Western Conference Player of the Month for January, a position he shared with his teammate Kevin Durant.
He again broke another NBA record by becoming the first player to have 200 or more three-pointers in five consecutive seasons.
Curry’s impeccable scoring ability and playing style helped the Golden State claim its second NBA title in three years.
Third NBA Championship (2017–18)
Stephen Curry signed a 5-year contract extension worth $201 million with the Warriors on the 1st of July 2017, making him the first NBA player in history to sign a supermax contract of over $200million.
He had a bit of a riff with a referee on the 21st of October where he threw his mouthpiece at the referee, and got slammed with a staggering $50,000 fine.
That did not stop the shooting machine as he went on to become the fastest NBA player to achieve the milestone of 2,000 career three-pointers in just 597 games.
He again twisted the same ankle that was surgically repaired, forcing him to be exited early from a game. Even though no structural damage was done to the ankle, he was ruled out for at least two weeks.
After missing 11 games, Curry came back with a bang, scoring 38 points with a season-high 10 3-pointers in a 141–128 win against Memphis Grizzlies on the 30th of December.
He went on to shoot 13 for 17 and 10 of 13 from deep in 26 minutes for his ninth 30-point game of the season.
Curry made another record by becoming the only player to mark his ninth career game with 10 or more 3s.
He went on to prove to his fans that he was an incredible player by becoming the fifth player in the Warriors history to score 14,023 points behind the likes of Wilt Chamberlain (17,783), Rick Barry (16,447), Paul Arizin (16,266) and Chris Mullin (16,235) on the franchise list.
He was again named Western Conference Player of the Month for January.
He made his 200th 3-point field goal of the season making him the first NBA player in history with at least 200 3-pointers in six seasons.
Curry was also the seventh player in Warriors history to make 5,000 career field goals..
This victory was short-lived as he suffered a Grade 2 medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain to his left knee on March 23rdcausing him to miss almost 6 weeks game time.
Partly due to Curry’s incredible talent, the Warriors went on to win their third championship in four seasons.
National team career
Curry first appeared on the FIBA Under-19 World Championship in 2007 with the US national team and was instrumental to the winning of the silver medal by the team.
By 2010, he was selected to the senior squad of the United States national team where the US won the gold medal in an undefeated tournament.
In 2014, again he helped the team to another undefeated tournament with 10 points in the final game.
He however withdrew from consideration for 2016 Olympics due to his ankle and knee ailments.
- Minutes Per Game – 34.4
- Rebounds Per Game – 4.4
- Assists per game – 6.8
- Steals Per Game – 1.8
- Blocks Per Game – 0.2
- Turnovers Per Game – 3.2
- Field Goal Percentage – .477
- 3-point field goal percentage – .436
- Free Throw Percentage – .903
Stephen Curry’s Net Worth
Stephen Curry’s net worth as at 2018 is roughly $60 million. His salary is $37.46million.
According to Forbes, Curry rakes in $42 million from endorsements from the likes of Under Armour, Chase, Vivo, eHi, Nissan/Infiniti, Brita, Bubble and JBL.
Sony Pictures also announced a multi-year development and production deal with Curry this year. The newly-formed production company, Unanimous Media, founded by Curry and partners Jeron Smith and Erick Peyton, will look to develop and produce film and television projects with a focus on family, faith, and sports themes.
Body Stats and Measurement
Curry is 6 ft 3 (1.91m) and weighs 190 pounds (86kg). His shoe size is 13.5 (US).
Dell Curry is Stephen’s Father, he was born in 1964. He used to be a professional basketball player and played for 5 NBA teams.
Sonya Curry is Stephen Curry’s Mother, she was born in 1966. She used to play professional volleyball and works as a school principal.
Seth Curry is Stephen Curry’s younger brother; he was born in 1990 and is also a professional basketball player.
Sydel Curry is Stephen Curry’s sister, she was born in 1994 and like her mother, she is a volleyball player.
Ayeesha Curry is Stephen Curry’s wife. She is a Canadian–American actress, celebrity cook, cookbook author, and television personality. They have been married since the 30th of July, 2011 and have 3 kids together.
Kids- Stephen Curry’s first daughter, Riley was born in 2012, his second daughter Ryan, was born in 2015 and his son Canon W. Jack born on the 2nd of July 2018.
Awards & Honours
3× NBA champion: 2015, 2017, 2018
2× NBA Most Valuable Player: 2015, 2016
5× NBA All-Star: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
5× All-NBA selection:
2× First team: 2015, 2016
2× Second team: 2014, 2017
Third team: 2018
All-Rookie First Team: 2010
NBA scoring leader: 2016[a]
5× NBA three-point field goals leader: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
4× NBA free-throw percentage leader: 2011, 2015, 2016, 2018
NBA steals leader: 2016
NBA Three-Point Contest champion: 2015
NBA Skills Challenge champion: 2011
NBA Sportsmanship Award: 2011
NBA Community Assist Award: 2014
NBA regular season record for made three-pointers (402)
NBA record for most three-pointers made in a single playoffs (98 – tied with Klay Thompson)
NBA regular season record for most three-pointers made in a game (13)
NBA Finals record for most three-pointers made in a game (9)
NBA record for most consecutive regular season games with a made three-pointer (157)
NBA record for most consecutive playoff games with a made three-pointer (90)
NBA record for most points scored in an overtime period (17)
Warriors franchise leader in three-point field goals made
2× SoCon Player of the Year (2008–2009)
Consensus first-team All-American (2009)
Consensus second-team All-American (2008)
2× First-team All-SoCon (2008–2009)
2× SoCon Conference Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2007–2008)
3× SoCon first-team All-Tournament (2007–2009)
SoCon Freshman of the Year (2007)
SoCon All-Freshmen Team (2007)
NCAA Division I scoring leader (2009)
Single-season NCAA 3-point field goals (162, 2007–08)
Single-season NCAA freshman 3-point field goals (122, 2006–07)
Davidson College records
All-time leading scorer in Davidson College history (2,635)
All-time Davidson College leader in 3-point field-goals made (414)
All-time Davidson College leader in 30-point games (30)
All-time Davidson College leader in 40-point games (6)
Single-season Davidson College points (974, 2008–09)
Single-season Davidson College steals (86, 2008–09)
Single-season Davidson College freshman points (730, 2006–07)
Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service in Professional Sports (2011)
ESPY Award for Best Male Athlete and Best NBA Player (2015)
BET Award for Sportsman of the Year (2015)
AP Male Athlete of the Year (2015)
2016 ESPY Award Nominee for Best Record-Breaking Performance