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Stephen Curry Bio, Age, Family, Career, Awards, Net worth, Shoes.

By MJR Jun7,2024
Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry

Warden Stephen (Steph) Curry II nicknamed “Baby faced assassin” is a renowned American professional basketball player. He plays as a point guard with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA.

Famous for his shooting prowess and his ability to score from half-court to beneath the rim. He is largely considered as the greatest shooter in the history of the game. Curry is as well one of the game’s greatest players.

Before joining the Golden State warriors, he played for Davidson Wildcats in college basketball. Here, he was named conference player of the year twice. In his second year, Curry set a NCAA record for most three-pointers (162) made in a single season. He was selected by the Warriors as the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft.

He has won the NBA title four times, NBA MVP (Most Valuable Player) twice, NBA All-Star Game MVP, NBA Finals MVP, named in All-NBA selection nine times with four being on the first team among other many.

Stephen Curry Age and Birthday

Born in Akron, Ohio, USA in 14 March 1988, Steph is 36 years old as at 2024.

Stephen Curry Height

Curry is 1.88 meters (6 feet 2 inches) tall.

Stephen Curry Religion

Steph is a Christian of the Pentecostal denomination.

Stephen Curry Family

Parents and siblings

Stephen Curry is the first-born child of three sibling athletic family. His parents are Dell Curry (father) and Sonya Curry (mother). His siblings are Seth Curry and Sydel Curry-Lee.

Stephen is a second generation basketball star. His father Dell Curry is a 16 year (1986-2002) NBA veteran who played for the Charlotte Hornets for the largest part of his career. He is by statistics one of the greatest shooters in NBA history. Needless to say, the young Curry learned about the game from his father while growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina. Steph’s mother Sonya played volleyball.

Seth Curry, his young brother plays for Brooklyn Nets in the NBA as a point guard. He is married to Callie Rivers, a former professional volleyball player.

Sydel, their sister and last-born is a social media personality and a volleyballer. She is married to Damian Lee, a NBA player who plays for Phoenix Suns as a shooting guard.

Wife and Children

Stephen Curry got married to his longtime girl-friend Ayesha Alexander-Curry (who is an actress) on 30 July 2011.

Together they are blessed with three children; Riley Elizabeth Curry (born 2012) and Ryan Carson Curry (born 2015) and son Canon Jack Curry (born 2018)

Stephen Curry Career

Early stages

While growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina, Steph and his family would accompany their father to NBA matches whenever his team, Charlotte Hornets played. Curry and his younger brother would shoot with the Hornets during warm-ups.

Stephen Curry would later join Queensway Christian College boy’s basketball team. He became a crucial part of the team leading them to an undefeated season. Curry was as well a member of Toronto 5-0.

He then enlisted into Charlotte Christian School where he led his team to three conference titles and three state playoff appearances. Curry was also named all-conference and all-state.

College career (2007-2009)

Freshman Season

Curry joined Davidson College in 2007. In his first (freshman) season with Davidson College, Steph was exceptionally excellent. He finished top scorer in the Southern Conference with average of 21.5 points per game. Curry was as well second national best freshman scorer. On 2 March 2007, he broke the NCAA freshman season record for three-pointers when he scored his 113th three-point field goal of the year. This was in the Southern Conference tournament semi-finals against Furman.

At the end of the season, Steph won Southern Conference Freshman of the Year and Southern Conference Tournament MVP. He was also selected to the Southern Conference All-tournament team, All-freshman Team and All-Southern Conference First Team. Curry was as well selected for the USA team for 2007 FIBA U19 World Championships where he helped his team to a Silver medal finish.

Sophomore Season

Steph again was leading scorer in the Southern Conference with an average of 25.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. Curry led the Wildcats to a record 26-6 regular season and 20-0 in conference. They had a third NCAA tournament bid and their first victory of the tournament since 1969.

Stephen ended the season with an average of 25.9 points, 2.9 assists and 2.1 steals per game. He was named to the Associated Press All-America Second Team. Curry was as well name the 2008 NCAA tournament Most Outstanding Player of the Midwest Region. Consequently becoming the first player from a team not making the Final Four since 1994. He was also nominated for an ESPY in the Breakthrough Player of the Year category.

Junior season

Steph declared his intention to develop as a point guard, his probable NBA position. He scored his career high of 44 points on 18 November 2009 in Davidson’s 82-78 defeat by Oklahoma. On 3 January 2009, he exceeded the 2000-point mark for his career. He became the Wildcats’ all-time leading scorer on 28 February 2009 with 34 points in a 99-56 victory over Georgia Southern. This consequently took Curry to 2488 points exceeding previous school leader John Gerdy. The Wildcats won the 2008-2009 Southern Conference regular season championship for south division with 18-2 in the conference.

In the 2009 Southern Conference tournament quarter-finals, Curry scored 43 points, third most points in Southern Conference tournament history. In Curry’s final season with the Davidsons, he averaged 28.6 points, 5.6 assists and 2.5 steals. Steph emerged the NCAA scoring leader and named a consensus first team All-American.

Professional career

Golden State Warriors (2009-present)

Early years in NBA

On 25 June 2009, Steph was selected in the 2009 NBA draft as the seventh overall pick by the Golden State Warriors. During the 2009-2010 season, he made appearances in 80 games (77 starts). He had average 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.9 steals in 36.2 minutes. Curry won Rookie of the month in January, March and April for the Western Conference becoming as the only Western Conference rookie to win the award three times. He was the runner-up for the NBA Rookie of the Year Award and a unanimous NBA All-Rookie First Team selection. Curry consequently became the first Warriors player since 2001-02 season.

In 2010-11 season, he appeared in 74 games (all starts) with an average of 18.6 points, 3.9 rebounds 5.8 assists and 1.47 steals in 33.6 minutes per contest. In May 2011, he won the NBA Sportsmanship Award.

Curry appeared only in 26 games (23 starts) in the 2011-12 season. He averaged 14.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.50 steals in 28.2 minutes. Steph missed 40 games following his right ankle and foot injuries.

First NBA scoring milestones

Before the 2012-13 season kick-off, Stephen signed a $44 million four year contract extension with the Warriors. It is during the course of this season when Curry and his teammate Klay Thompson earned themselves a nickname “Splash Brothers”. This is following their perimeter scoring reputation. Steph appeared in 78 games (all starts) with an average 22.9 points (seventh in NBA), 6.9 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.62 steals in 38.2 minutes. He scored 272 three-pointers setting a new NBA single season record previously set by Ray Allen (269 in 2005-06). Curry also set a new record with 42 playoff three-pointers and a total 314 three-pointers of the season. He consequently became the first player in NBA history to score 300 three-pointers in a single season.

First All-Star appearance

In 2013-14, he appeared in 78 games (all starts) having an average of 24.0 points (seventh in NBA), 8.5 assists (fifth), 4.3 rebounds and 1.63 steals. This made him the first Warriors’ and ninth NBA player in history to average 24 points and 8 assists in a single season. Curry topped the league in three-pointers made for a second consecutive season with 261 (fourth most ever in a single season). He became the first player since 2002-03 to lead the league in three-pointers in two consecutive seasons. Steph earned All-NBA Second Team honors to become the first Warriors player to be named in First or Second Team since 1993-94.

He made his first All-Star appearance in February 2014 becoming Warriors’ first All-Star starter since 1995. Stephen ended the regular season with a tie for second in the NBA in triple-doubles with four, the most by a Warrior in a single season since 1963-64.

First NBA MVP and championship

During the 2014-15, Curry was given more freedom to shoot by the new manager Steve Kerr. He broke his own record for three-pointers made in the a season. They finished the year with 67 wins with Curry the NBA Most Valuable Player after averaging 23.8 points, 7.7 assists and 2 steals per game. In the Conference semifinals Game 5, he became the first player in history to score six threes and six steals in a game. While in Game 6, he made a playoff career-high of 8 three-pointers. The Warriors won their first NBA championship in 40 years.

Second MVP and more historic milestones

In the 2015-16 start, Steph became the first player to score 118 points in a season’s first three games, since Michael Jordan in 1989-90. In November 24, Golden State Warriors made history as they first team ever to make a 16-0 season start after beating LA Lakers. They would then raise the bar to 24-0 in December 11 following a victory over Boston Celtics. Curry achieved his sixth career triple-double with 23 points (career high), 14 rebounds and 10 assists on December 28 in a 122-103 win over Sacramento Kings. In this game, Steph was guarded by his brother Seth for the first time in their NBA careers.

On January 20 he became the first player in NBA history to make 200 three-pointers in four straight seasons. He hit another shooting milestone on April 13 by becoming the first player to make 400 three-pointers in a season. Steph was named the first ever unanimous MVP consequently winning the award in consecutive seasons.

Second Championship and All-Star team starter

On 28 October 2016, Steph scored four three-pointers against New Orleans Pelicans to became the fastest player to hit 1600 three-pointers. He became the seventh Warriors player in history to score 12000 career points on 6 January 2017. This was in his second 40-point game of the season. On January 19, Steph was named a Western Conference All-Star team starter for 2017 NBA All-Star Game. He scored his 200th three-pointer of the season in a 133-120 win over LA Clippers. This made him the first NBA player to hit 200 or more three-pointers in five consecutive seasons. He played a massive role in the Warriors winning their second NBA title in three years.

Historic NBA contract and a third championship

Curry was the first NBA player to sign a contract valued more than $200 million. This was after penning a $201 million extension with the Warriors on 25 July 2017. On December 4, against New Orleans Pelicans, he scored 5 three-pointers to become the fastest NBA player to score 2000 career three-pointers. He did this in only 597 games, 227 fewer than the previous record holder Ray Allen.

On 25 January 2018, Curry became the Warriors’ fifth player in history to score 14000 points after finishing with a total of 14023 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He became the first NBA player to score at least 200 three-pointers in six seasons. Four days later, he hit another milestone by becoming the seventh player in Warriors history to hit 5,000 career goals. On March 23, Steph suffered an injury while playing against the Hawks and was sidelined for almost six weeks. He returned in the play-offs to help the Warriors into their fourth straight NBA Finals and second consecutive championship.

Fourth Championship, All-Star game MVP and more milestones

Stephen carried on his exceptional performance over the years. On 12 November 2021 against Chicago Bulls, he surpassed another Ray Allen record (3,358) to become the NBA’s career leader three-pointers in both regular season and play-offs with a 3,366 tally. On December 14, against New York Knicks, he reached a total 2,974 career three-pointers. This took him again past Ray Allen to became the NBA all-time leader in made three-pointers.

On 20 February, in the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, he set a high for three-pointers made in an All-Star quarter and was named the All-Star Game MVP. This was in addition to winning his fourth NBA championship with the Warriors.

NBA Finals MVP and huge NBA milestones

Curry as well is the 49th NBA player to score 20,000 points. He unanimously won the winner of the Western Conference Finals MVP award. Steph also won the NBA Finals MVP after averaging 31.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game.

In the 2022-23 season, Curry, Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins combined 23 made three-pointers, the most the by a trio in a single game in NBA history. He won the Western Conference starter for 2023 NBA All-Star Game, his ninth overall selection. Curry as well became the first player in NBA history to score 10,000 or more points by three-pointers. He also became the first NBA player to score 4,000 career threes.

National team career

Stephen Curry was first selected into the United States national team in the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship team, where he played a major role in the USA winning the silver medal.

He was then selected to the senior squad for the 2010 FIBA World Championship (now the FIBA Basketball World Cup) but only played a few minutes. However, in 2014 he was more influential and during the 2014 World Cup, he helped the team to another undefeated tournament. In the 2016 Brazil Olympics, Steph opted out of selection, reason being a knee injury.

Stephen Curry Major Awards

NCAA

  • NCAA Division 1 scoring leader: 2009
  • Southern Conference Player of the Year (2): 2008, 2009
  • Southern Conference Male Athlete of the Year (2): 2008, 2009
  • First-team All-SoCon (3): 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Consensus first-team All-American: 2009
  • Consensus second-team All-American: 2008
  • Southern Conference Freshman of the Year: 2007
  • Southern Conference All-Freshmen Team: 2007
  • NO. 30 retired by Davidson Wildcats

NBA

  • 4 time NBA Champion: 2015, 2017, 2818, 2022.
  • 2 time NBA MVP award: 2015, 2016.
  • NBA Western Conference Finals MVP: 2022
  • NBA All-Star game MVP: 2022
  • 9 time NBA All-Star: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • 9 time All-NBA selection: First team (4); 2015, 2016, 2019, 2021. Second team (4); 2014, 2017, 2022. Third team; 2018.
  • NBA steals leader: 2016
  • 2 time NBA scoring leader: 2016, 2021
  • 2 time NBA Three-point Contest champion: 2015, 2021
  • NBA 75th Anniversary Team:
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team: 2010
  • 7 time NBA three-point field goals leader: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2021, 2022
  • 4 time NBA free-throw percentage leader: 2011, 2015, 2016, 2018
  • 50-40-90 club: 2016
  • NBA Sportsmanship Award: 2011
  • NBA Skills Challenge champion: 2011
  • J. Waiter Kennedy Citizenship Award: 2023
  • NBA Community Assist Award: 2014
  • NBA Social Justice Champion Award: 2023

U. S. National Team

  • FIBA World Cup gold medalist: 2010, 2014
  • FIBA U19 World Championship silver medalist: 2007

Stephen Curry Net Worth

Stephen Curry is among the highest paid sportsmen in the world. His income sources are mainly NBA salary and endorsement contracts. Steph as an estimated net worth of over $160 million as of 2024.

Stephen Curry Brand Sneakers

Stephen Curry wore Nike Shoes while growing up and in the beginning of his professional career. He switched to Under Armour brand in 2013 and their partnership has grown over the years to become a leading name in the sneaker market.

His first-ever signature sneaker Under Armour Curry 1 hit the shelves in 2015. It is this debut signature shoe Curry wore on his way to winning his first NBA Championship in 2015. Curry 1 played a massive role in elevating Under Armour brand to become a big name in a Nike dominated market.

Other Under Armour Curry signature shoes that followed are; Under Armour 2, 2.5, 3, 3 Zer0, 4, 5, 3 Zer0 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

Stephen Curry Hobbies

Apart form basketball Curry is as well pretty good in golf and has won the following awards.

  • American Century Championship: 2023
  • FirstEnergy Foundation Ambassador of Golf Award: 2023

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