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30 things to know about NBA champion Steph Curry

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Jeanh, Sep 4, 2015.

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    Here are 30 things you need to know about Steph Curry. (Ben Margot/AP)
    A year ago, suggesting that Stephen Curry would win MVP and his Golden State Warriors would vanquish LeBron James to winÂÂ the NBA title would have probably drawn laughs except from the most loyal of fans.

    Now, Steph is the MVP and the Warriors are champs after a historic NBA season.

    Oh and they did beat James in an epic six-game Finals.

    With Curry making his first trip to the Philippines, get to know more about the basketball world's new top babyface with these set of facts.

    What difference a year makes.

    1. His full name is Wardell Stephen Curry II

    2. He is a second-generation NBA player, his father Dell famously played for the Charlotte Hornets and also had stints with the Utah Jazz and yes, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    3. Steph is the 2015 NBA Most Valuable Player, the first Warrior to win since Wilt Chamberlain back in . . .1960.


    4. He broke Ray Allen's record for three-point field goals made for a season of 269 by draining 272 during the 2012-2013 season.

    5. Steph made 273 in an April game last season and broke his own record. He finished the regular season with a total of 286.

    6. He was born on March 14, 1988. Steph is 27 years old.

    7. He was born in Akron, Ohio and in the same hospital as LeBron James just a few years prior.

    8. Steph attended high school at the Charlotte Christian School.

    9. He attended tiny Davidson College after not getting major interest from big NCAA Division I schools.

    10. While in Davidson, a young Steph dropped 32 points in only his second game against Michigan.

    11. In the 2008 NCAA Basketball Tournament, he led Davidson to the Elite 8 and the following year, led the nation in scoring at 28.6 points per game.


    12. He was drafted 7th overall by Golden State in the 2009 NBA Draft and finished second for the Rookie of the Year award.

    13. Despite lighting up defenses, Curry was not an NBA All-star until 2014. He made his second consecutive start in 2015 after getting the most votes ahead of LeBron James.

    14. Steph is a two-time FIBA World champion in addition to his 2015 NBA championship.

    15. He loves playing golf. He recently played golf with none other than US President Barack Obama and has an Under Armour shoe dedicated to his other sport.

    16. Curry was a Nike athlete in his first four years in the NBA. He has been with Under Armour since 2013.

    17. His first signature shoe, the UA Curry 1, was unveiled last January.

    18. Despite being MVP, Steph Curry is not even the higest-paid player in his own team. He is set to make $11,370,786 for next season. Andrew Bogut makes more money than him.

    19. With his father Dell, Steph was in a Burger King commercial. It was later turned into an NBA Encouragement commercial.

    20. At 15 years old, he met a girl named Ayesha Alexander in a church youth group.

    21. He later married Ayesha in 2011 and now they have two daughters.

    22. Per basketball-reference.com, Steph currently holds five Golden State Warriors team records including most 3-pt field goal attempts and made.

    23. He originally wanted to play for Virginia Tech, the same school his father played for in college, but he did not and as stated in item no. 9, he only got offers from Davidson, VCU and Winthrop.

    24. While in Davidson, he had his first and only scoreless outing during his junior season vs. Loyola Maryland. The next game he dropped 44 points.

    25. When he was eight-years-old, he played at halftime in the 1996 Nike Hoop Summit high school all-star game in Charlotte.

    26. He has a history of ankle problems and had surgery to repair torn ligaments on his right ankle in 2011. He has been relatively healthy since appearing in at least 78 games the past three seasons.

    27. His jersey number 30 is most popular in the past NBA season, surpassing LeBron James.

    28. He writes "I can do all things . . ." on his game shoes in reference to Philippians 4:13.

    29. He is actively involved with the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign since his Davidson days.


    30. He is the father of the adorable star named Riley.
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