Biography

Stephen Curry

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Biography

TEAM: Golden State Warriors                                     POSITION: Point Guard

HT/WT: 6′ 2″, 185 lbs                                                       DOB: 3/14/1988 (34)

COLLEGE: Davidson                                                         DRAFT INFO: 2009: Rd 1, Pk 7 (GS)

STATUS: Active                                                                 EXPERIENCE: 12th Season

BIRTHPLACE: Akron, OH

Career History

Golden State Warriors: 2009-CURRENT (13 SEASONS)

Career Highlights

All-NBA 2nd Team: 3xAll-NBA 2nd Team (2022, 2017, 2014)

All-Star MVP: 2022

4xAll-NBA 1st Team (2021, 2019, 2016, 2015)

All-NBA 3rd Team (2018)

2xMVP (2016, 2015)

All-Rookie 1st Team (2010)

Wardell Stephen “Steph” Curry II, aslo known as Steph Curry, is an American professional Basketball player currently playing for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Curry is widely recognized as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, and as the greatest shooter in NBA history. He is also often credited for inspiring teams and players to routinely utilize the three-point shot. Born in Akron, Ohio, at Summa Akron City Hospital, Curry is the son of former NBA player Dell Curry and the older brother of current NBA player Seth Curry.

Professional Career

Golden State Warriors (2009–present)

Curry was picked with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors on June 25, 2009. After a brilliant performance, he finished second in NBA Rookie of the Year Award behind Tyreke Evans and became the first Warriors player since Jason Richardson in 2001–02, to earn All-Rookie First Team honors. He also scored 30-plus points eight times, setting the most 30-point games by any rookie in 2009–10 and the most since LeBron James had 13 in 2003-04. Against the Los Angeles Clippers, he registered his first career triple-double with 36 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds and became just the sixth rookie in NBA history to post a 35-point, 10-assist, 10-rebound game. He finished the season with most three-pointers (166) in the history of the NBA by a Rookie.

First All-Star and playoff appearances (2012–2014)

Despite the regular injury concerns, Golden State Warriors signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension with Curry, which was considered a risky move by many pundits at the time. Stephen and Klay Thompson formed a great partnership and gained a reputation for their perimeter scoring, earning themselves the nickname of the “Splash Brothers”. In the same season, he set the record of the most three-pointers (314) in the history of the NBA (first to cross 300). He went on to lead the board for the most three-pointers in the next two seasons as well.

NBA championship and MVP (2014–2015)

Before the start of 2014-15 season, Golden State Warriors hired former NBA player and general manager Steve Kerr as their new head coach. The appointment of Kerr proved to be a pivotal role in Curry’s career, as he gave more freedom to shoot for Curry. Curry performed exceptionally well throughout the season, including breaking his own record for the most three pointers in a single game. Warriors went on to win the championship and was the first time in which an All-NBA first team selection eliminated all other first team selections in on the way to a championship.

Unanimous MVP and historic season (2015–2016)

Curry had a brilliant start to the season in 2015, becoming first player since Michael Jordan in 1989–90 to score 118 points in his team’s first three games. Despite Curry only playing in the first half of Games 1 and 4 due to injury, Warriors managed to defeat Houston Rockets in the first round of 2016 playoffs. Curry then helped Warriors make a huge comeback from 3-1 down to a 4-3 series win against Oklahoma City Thunder Western Conference Finals and advance to their second straight NBA Finals. In the Finals, Warriors went 3-1 up against Cleveland Cavaliers, but went on to lose the Finals 4-3, becoming the first team in NBA Finals history to lose a series after leading 3–1.

Back-to-back championships (2016–2018)

Curry sprained his left medial collateral ligament (MCL) in a Grade 2 sprain against the Hawks on March 23. Following a nearly six-week absence, he returned to the Warriors’ second-round playoff series against the Pelicans in Game 2. In a 121–116 victory, he scored 28 points off the bench. Curry scored 35 points in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, including five three-pointers, in a 126–85 victory over the Houston Rockets. The 41-point victory was the biggest in franchise postseason history. Curry scored 29 points, including five three-pointers, in Game 6 as the Warriors recovered from a 17-point hole to beat the Rockets 115–86 to avoid elimination. Curry had 27 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds in Game 7 as the Warriors defeated the Rockets 101–92 to advance to the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive season.

Fifth-straight NBA Finals (2018–2019)

With a 57–25 record, the Warriors became the first seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Curry scored 38 points and nailed eight three-pointers in Game 1 of the Warriors’ first-round playoff series against the Clippers, passing Ray Allen for the most in playoffs history (385). In a 121–104 triumph, he also had a postseason career high 15 rebounds and seven assists. Curry rebounded from his first scoreless first half of his playoff career in Game 6 of the second round, scoring 33 points in the final two quarters to help the Warriors defeat the Houston Rockets 118–113 and advance to the Western Conference Finals.

With 31 points in Game 5, he helped the Warriors avoid elimination by trimming the Raptors’ series advantage to 3–2. Curry scored 21 points in Game 6, but went 6 for 17 from the field and 3 for 11 from three-point range, including missing a contested three-pointer in the final seconds, as the Warriors lost the game and the series 114–110.

Sixth Finals appearance (2021–2022)

Curry’s Team defeated Team Durant 163–160 in the 2022 NBA All-Star Game on February 20. Curry established the record for most three-pointers hit in an All-Star quarter (6), half (8), and game (16) and was awarded the All-Star Game MVP, scoring 50 points (only 2 points shy of Anthony Davis’s All-Star Game record set in 2017). [203] Curry had a season-high 14 assists and 18 points in a 132–95 thrashing of the Portland Trail Blazers on February 24. [204] Curry scored 34 points in a 113–102 win over the Denver Nuggets on March 10. He was the 49th player in NBA history to reach the 20,000-point plateau.

Curry scored 47 points in a 126–112 win over the Washington Wizards on March 14, his 34th birthday. Curry suffered a damaged ligament in his left foot after being rolled over by a diving Marcus Smart in a 110–88 loss to the Boston Celtics on March 16, and was ruled out indefinitely. He was ruled out for the rest of the regular season on April 1.

Curry became the first player in NBA history to make 500 career postseason threes on May 9, 2022, in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Noah Davis
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