Basketball sensation, Wardell Stephen Curry II, was born on March 14, 1988. He started playing the sport that would make him internationally famous at elementary school. Since then, Curry has become one of the most talented NBA players of all time. Playing for the Golden State Warriors, he was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) twice; he carried his teams to victory in three NBA championships. Let’s celebrate this superstar’s birthday by finding out more about his amazing career and his humble approach to fame.
Wardell Stephen Curry II
Steph, The Golden Boy
March 14, 1988
Wardell Stephen Curry II was born in Akron, Ohio on March 14, 1988. Curry is one of the best NBA basketball players of his generation. He continuously keeps breaking records — even his own — and making history. Curry inherited his passion for basketball from his dad, Dell Curry, a former NBA player. His mom, Sonya Curry, used to play volleyball at college. All of his family members are sports enthusiasts. His brother Seth is also an NBA player, and his sister Sydel played volleyball in college. He played basketball both in elementary and secondary school, always leading his teams to victory. Curry attended Davidson College, where he played for the Davidson Wildcats.
Curry was picked by his current team, the Golden State Warriors, in the 2009 NBA draft. He performed well at the beginning of his career, and he kept improving his game till he became a superstar in the 2010s. In 2015, Curry took the Warriors to win their first NBA Championship since 1975. Sadly, they lost the final the next year, 2016, against the Cleveland Cavaliers; but his team won the championship again in 2017 and 2018. Curry was named MVP twice – in 2015 and 2016. He attained the record of three-point made during a season in the NBA with 272 points. He beat his own record in 2015 and again in 2016; the current record is 402. Curry also surpassed Ray Allen on the NBA record for career three-pointers, with 428 points.
Curry married Ayesha Alexander in 2011. The basketball star and Alexander knew each other when they were teenagers. The couple has three children together — daughters Riley and Ryan and son Canon. Curry is known for being a basketball superstar with his feet down to earth. Curry worked hard to achieve his goals. He stays humble, participates in multiple charities, and is an inspiration for all young athletes that want to pursue their basketball dreams.
Curry attends Davidson College and plays for the Davidson Wildcats basketball team.
Curry is drafted by the NBA team, the Golden State Warriors.
He marries his long-time girlfriend, Ayesha Alexander.
Curry is named MVP of the 2014-15 season.
Curry’s team, the Golden State Warriors, wins the NBA championship for the first time since 1975.
Curry is named MVP of the season once more, this time making history by becoming the first unanimous MVP selection of the NBA.
Why We Love Stephen Curry
He is an inspiration to many people
Curry’s regular use of the three-point shot is his unique signature. His style of play is an inspiration to other basketball players to change the way they play and reinvent their games.
He is a motivation to young athletes
Curry has millions of fans around the world, many of them are young basketball aspirants. Curry is only 74 inches, many basketball players tend to be taller than him yet he still manages to be of the greatest players of his generation. He has proven that with hard work, you can still achieve your goals no matter your size.
He is involved in multiple charity works
Curry participates in several charities. Along with his wife, he launched ‘Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation,’ this foundation helps prevent child hunger, gives kids access to quality education, and gives them a safe space to stay active
5 Surprising Facts
Curry is afraid of snakes
The superstar admitted to having a phobia of snakes while growing up.
He has a past as an actor
When Curry was eight, he appeared in a Burger King commercial along with his dad, who was then an NBA player.
Curry es an excellent golf player
Basketball is not the only sport Curry is good at; he is an avid golfer having started playing it when he was 10.
He wears his dad’s shirt number
Curry wears number 30 to honor his father, a former NBA player.
Stephen is his middle name
His full name is Wardell Stephen Curry II.
Stephen Curry FAQs
Can Stephen Curry dunk?
Curry doesn’t dunk a lot, his specialty is three-point shots. He does, however, dunk now and then.
Are Curry and LeBron friends?
They have a friendly rivalry on the court. They became friends when they met in 2008.
What is Stephen Curry’s faith?
Curry is a devout Christian.
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