Saturday, April 1, 2023

Player Profile – Stephen Curry

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Personal Life:

Curry married a longtime girlfriend and Toronto native Ayesha Alexander in Charlotte on July 30, 2011, together, they have three children, daughters Riley and Ryan, and son Cannon. Curry paid $31 million for a home in Atherton, California in 2019.

Curry has always been vocal about his Christian faith. He was outspoken about his faith during his MVP speech by saying, “People should know who I represent and why I am who I am, and that’s because of my Lord and Savior.”

He also stated that the reason he pounds his chest and points up is that he has a “heart for God” and as a reminder that he plays for God. On some of his “Curry One” basketball shoes, there is a lace loop scripted “4:13” which is a reference to the Bible verse Philippians 4:13, that reads “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” He wears contact lenses to correct his vision as he suffers from keratoconus.

He is known to be a keen golfer; and has played golf in high school, and frequently plays golf with former teammate Andre Iguodala. A 5-handicap golfer, Curry participates in celebrity golf tournaments and has played golf alongside Barack Obama.

Professional Life:

Stephen Curry, full name, Wardell Stephen Curry II, known as Steph is an American professional basketball player who led the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA) to championships in 2014–15, 2016–17, and 2017–18 and to the best regular-season record in league history (73–9) in 2015–16.

Awards & Achievements:

3× NBA champion: 2015, 2017, 2018
2× NBA Most Valuable Player: 2015, 2016
7× NBA All-Star: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
6× All-NBA selection:
3× First team: 2015, 2016, 2019
2× Second team: 2014, 2017
Third team: 2018
All-Rookie First Team: 2010
NBA scoring leader: 2016
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 playoff (98 – tied with Klay Thompson)
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


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