Born In: Akron, Ohio, United States
Stephen Curry is an American professional basketball player who represents the ‘Golden State Warriors’ in ‘NBA.’ The first child of Dell Curry, who is considered one of the best 3-point shooters in ‘NBA’ history, Stephen has been named the greatest shooter by many players as well as analysts. He has won the 'NBA Most Valuable Player Award' twice in a row, including one unanimous win, a first in ‘NBA’ history. He led the ‘Warriors’ to their first championship in four decades, and also helped his team break the record for the most wins in an ‘NBA’ season. He earned the ‘Southern Conference Player of the Year’ title twice by setting an all-time scoring record for both ‘Davidson’ and the ‘Southern Conference.’ He also set the ‘NCAA’ record for most three-pointers made in a season during his second year in college. Renowned for his shooting skills, he holds the ‘NBA’ record for most three-pointers made in a regular season, a record that he himself broke twice. He and his teammate, Klay Thompson, are known by the nickname ‘Splash Brothers’ for their record-breaking combined three-pointers in a season.
Also Known As: Wardell Stephen Curry II
Spouse/Ex-: Ayesha Curry
father: Dell Curry
mother: Sonya Curry
children: Riley Curry
Born Country: United States
U.S. State: Ohio
Notable Alumni: Davidson College
City: Akron, Ohio
education: Davidson College
awards: NBA Most Valuable Player Award
NBA Championship ring
NBA All-Rookie Team
NBA Sportsmanship Award
Wardell Stephen Curry II was born on March 14, 1988, in Akron, Ohio, to former ‘NBA’ player Dell Curry and his wife Sonya who played volleyball at ‘Virginia Tech.’ He is the oldest child of his parents and has a brother named Seth, a professional basketball player signed to ‘Dallas Mavericks.’ He also has a sister named Sydel, who plays volleyball at ‘Elon University.’
The family briefly stayed in Toronto after his father became a member of the ‘Toronto Raptors’ team. During this time, Stephen led the ‘Queensway Christian College’ boys' basketball team to an undefeated season. After the family moved back to Charlotte, he enrolled at ‘Charlotte Christian High School.’ Due to his frail stature, he was overlooked by most coaches who avoided recruiting him.
Though he wanted to join ‘Virginia Tech,’ where his father spent his college years, he was rejected by Coach Seth Greenberg. Curry finally enrolled at ‘Davidson College’ in November 2005, after being convinced by a coach named Bob McKillop, who first realized his potential when he watched him play at the age of ten.
After joining ‘Davidson College,’ Stephen Curry played his first collegiate game against ‘Eastern Michigan.’ While he could only score 15 points in the game, committing 13 turnovers, he showed his mettle in the next game against ‘Michigan,’ scoring 32 points. He became the second scorer in the nation to have an average of 21.5 points per game and earned the title ‘Southern Conference Freshman of the Year’ that season.
During the next season, he made his first ‘All-Star’ appearance in February 2014, for the ‘West’ and was later selected to his first ‘All-NBA Team.’ He also became the leading three-pointer scorer for the ‘Warriors,’ surpassing Jason Richardson.
During the 2014-15 season, he broke his own league record for maximum three-pointers made in a season by achieving 286 three-pointers. In 2015, he helped the ‘Warriors’ win their first championship since 1975, and was named the ‘Most Valuable Player’ of the year by ‘NBA.’
Stephen Curry married his college sweetheart, Ayesha Alexander, on July 30, 2011, in Charlotte. They first met in a church youth group when they were teenagers. They live in Alamo, California, with their two daughters, Riley Elizabeth Curry and Ryan Carson Curry, and son Canon W. Jack Curry.
Curry became aware of the epidemic of malaria from ‘Davidson’ teammate Bryant Barr during his school days. For three years since 2012, he decided to donate three insecticide-treated mosquito nets for every 3-pointer he made to the United Nations Foundation's 'Nothing But Nets' campaign. In 2015, he met President Barack Obama at the Oval Office and delivered a five-minute speech in support of the ‘President’s Malaria Initiative.’
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