Stephen Curry has been a professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors since 2009, and currently plays point guard. Curry is one of the most successful players in NBA history, having reached two consecutive finals with two different teams.
Along with that, Curry has risen to stardom among basketball fans everywhere despite playing for a relatively unknown team outside of the Bay area.
This article will discuss how Stephen Curry became one of the most beloved athletes in history!
Stephen Curry was born on March 14, 1988 in Akron, Ohio. He attended school at the University of Davidson in North Carolina.
While attending school, Curry led his team to an NCAA championship game and played three years of college basketball.
Paving his way to the NBA
In 2009, Curry was drafted by the Golden State Warriors as the seventh overall pick in the NBA draft.
In 2012, Curry became a part of a signature Nike shoe line called “Nike Zoom Soldier VI”. In 2013 he released his first signature shoe titled “Curry One” which is a low-top shoe with a rubber out-sole and engraved traction pattern.
In 2015 he signed a contract extension worth $201 million over 4 years with the Golden State Warriors making him one of the highest paid players in the NBA.
In 2016, Curry was named the NBA Most Valuable Player, and led his team to a victory against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the playoffs. In addition to this, Curry became the first player ever to be elected MVP by a unanimous vote.
In 2017 Stephen Curry helped his team win their second championship in three years after winning against the Cleveland Cavaliers, becoming the first player ever to achieve this.
How many championships does Curry have
As of now, Curry has two NBA championships with the Golden State Warriors.
In addition to this, he has won a gold medal during the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Curry is currently ranked as one of the best players in the NBA along with LeBron James and Kevin Durant.
What makes Curry so likable among the fans?
Players and fans alike appreciate Steph Curry for his great sense of humor as well as his skills on the court. Although he may not be as experienced as other famous players such as LeBron James or Kobe Bryant, Curry has gained a huge following because of his positive personality.
One example of Curry’s humor would be his performance in the 2016 NBA Finals. After losing game one against the Cleveland Cavaliers, he posted a photo on Instagram of himself and LeBron James during the game captioned “You know it’s going to be a good night when you look across the court and say ‘Man @KingJames is looking pretty good tonight”.
Another example would be his trick shots, which have gained a lot of attention on social media. One video shows him making a shot from the center court logo at Madison Square Garden in New York City. He has also posted videos of himself making shots from half-court during warm-ups before games.
Curry’s career has been followed by many basketball fans all over the world and has gained a lot of support from fellow athletes and celebrities alike. This year, he had one of his best seasons yet, and we can expect him to continue improving!