|Full name||Wardell Stephen Curry II|
|birthday||14th March 1988 (age 32)|
|place of birth||Akron , Ohio , United States|
|NBA draft||2009 , 7th pick , Golden State Warriors|
|society||Golden State Warriors|
|Clubs as active|
|Golden State Warriors since 2009|
Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II [ ˈstɛfən ˈkɜ: ri ] (born March 14, 1988 in Akron , Ohio ) is an American basketball player who has played for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA since 2009 . Curry was drafted seventh by the Warriors in 2009 and has spent his entire professional career there. He is the son of former NBA player Dell Curry and the older brother of Seth Curry , who is also under contract in the North American professional league.
Curry is currently considered one of the best players in the world and one of the best distance shooters in basketball history. Many experts and former NBA players even consider him the best shooter of all time today. In the 2012/13 season , Curry set the NBA record for three-pointers in one season with 272 . He exceeded this record again in 2015 with 286 and 2016 with 402 hits.
In his career with the Warriors he has been three times NBA champion, six times All-Star and twice Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the league. In the 2015/16 season he also led the league in points scored.
Youth and college
Curry was born the son of then NBA basketball player Dell Curry in the industrial city of Akron, Ohio, when his father was still active for the Cleveland Cavaliers . With his move to the Charlotte Hornets , Stephen also moved to Charlotte , North Carolina , where he spent much of his childhood. Curry attended middle school at Queensway Christian College in Toronto after his father had switched to the Toronto Raptors and led his team to a season without loss.
With the end of his father's career, the family returned to Charlotte and Stephen now attended the Christian School in Charlotte. He is the best thrower in school history with over 1,700 points. Curry was an all-state, all-conference, and team MVP while leading his team to three conference titles and three state playoff appearances. Curry finished his senior season with a throw rate of over 48% from the 3-point distance . Despite his success in high school, he did not receive a scholarship from a major conference school. After receiving offers from Davidson College , Virginia Commonwealth and Winthrop , Curry chose Davidson College, which had not won a game in the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship tournament since 1969 .
Curry played for the Davidson Wildcats for three years and averaged 25.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.1 steals in 104 games. Last year he led the NCAA as the best scorer with an average of 28.5 points. With Davidson, however, he failed in the second round of the NCAA tournament at the Saint Mary's Gaels . After leaving, Curry announced that he would be giving up his senior year of college and signing up for the NBA draft .
Curry was selected 7th by the Golden State Warriors on June 25, 2009 in the 2009 NBA Draft . For his achievements in his first year as a professional, Curry was appointed to the NBA All-Rookie First Team . In the election for Rookie of the Year , he finished second behind Tyreke Evans . He took part in the 2011 NBA Skills Challenge , where he took first place. He also won the NBA Sportsmanship Award . Due to an injury to his right ankle, he suspended much of the 2011/12 season . Weakened by his injury, he scored an average of 14.7 points in the third NBA year.
Curry signed a four-year contract for $ 44 million in the summer of 2012, which was initially seen as a risk due to his injury history. But Curry made its breakthrough in the 2012/13 season . On February 27, 2013, Curry achieved a career record of 54 points in the 105:10 defeat of his Warriors against the New York Knicks . This was the fourth highest point yield in Madison Square Garden , after Carmelo Anthony (62 points), Kobe Bryant (61 points) and Michael Jordan (55 points). In this game he hit the second highest three-point yield in NBA history with 11 three-point hits .
In the 2012/13 season Curry improved the record previously held by Ray Allen for successful three-point throws during the " regular season " to 272. Curry and his teammate Klay Thompson are known as the "Splash Brothers", who are primarily known for their dangerous distance throws are feared. Together they converted 483 three-point throws, more than any other duo in the league.
In 2014, Curry was first appointed as a starter for the Western Conference in the NBA All-Star Game . With an average of 24.0 points and 8.5 assists, Curry set new career highs. With the Warriors, however, he failed in the first playoff round at the Los Angeles Clippers .
In 2015, Curry was reappointed as a starter for the NBA All-Star Game. He received the most votes of all NBA players in the election and surprisingly ended up ahead of LeBron James . On February 4, 2015, Curry scored 51 points in his Warriors' 128: 114 home win over the Dallas Mavericks . He hit 10 threesomes, collected 4 assists and grabbed 4 rebounds. He improved his own record for most three-pointers converted in a season to 286 that season. After leading his team to a record 67:15 wins, he was named MVP of the season for his accomplishments . On May 23, 2015, Curry set the NBA record for the most three-pointers in a playoff season in the third game of the Western Conference Finals. The previous record was held by Reggie Miller (58 threesomes in 22 games). In total, Curry scored 98 threes in 21 games in the 2015 playoffs. He then became champions after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-2 in the final.
In the first game of the 2015/16 season , Curry led the Warriors to a home win against the New Orleans Pelicans with 40 points . On October 30, 2015, Curry scored 53 points when the Warriors played at the Pelicans, distributed 9 assists, got 4 rebounds and 4 steals. In the third quarter he set a new personal record with 28 points. On November 14, 2015, Curry hit his 1246th threesome, overtaking his father Dell in the all-time list for most converted threesomes. On February 25, 2016, he scored at least a three-point in the 128th regular season game in a row, beating Kyle Korver's previous record . In the following game on February 27, 2016 against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Curry scored 12 threes, setting the record for the most threes in a game. Before him, only Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall hit 12 times from the three-point line.
The 2015/16 season was in many ways the best Currys season to date. He was the first player to score beyond the three-point line at least 300 times in one season. In total, he even made it 402 times. Curry hit at least one attempt from Downtown in each of his 79 games. After the last game of the regular season he has an average of 30.1 points per game; 6.3 points more than the previous season when he was elected MVP. Curry hit 50.4 percent of his throws from the field, 45.4 percent threes and 90.8 percent from the free throw line (league record). He is the first 50/40/90 player in the NBA with a 30 point average. He also got the most steals per game (2.14). For the season's accomplishments, Curry was named MVP for the second time in a row; it was the first unanimous MVP election in league history. With the Warriors Curry reached the NBA final after a record season of 73 wins and only 9 defeats with the Warriors, but lost to last year's finalists Cleveland 3: 4.
On November 8, 2016, Curry broke the NBA three-point record in the 116-106 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans with 13 three-point hits. Previously, Curry shared the record with Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall with 12 goals. However, Klay Thompson surpassed him on October 29, 2018 in the Warriors game against the Chicago Bulls by a three. With the Warriors, Curry won the NBA championship again in 2017 by beating defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers in the final. In 2018, Curry again won the championship with the Warriors, once again defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the final.
Awards & Achievements
- 3 × NBA champion : 2015, 2017, 2018
- 2 × NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP): 2015, 2016
- 6 × NBA All-Star : 2014-2019
- 3 × All-NBA First Team : 2015, 2016, 2019
- NBA All-Rookie First Team : 2010
- Most Points Per Game (NBA): 2016
- Most steals per game (NBA): 2016
- 2 × basketball world champions ( Team USA ): 2010, 2014
- NBA three-way contest champion: 2015
- NBA Skills Challenge Champion: 2011
- NBA Sportsmanship Award 2011 for fairness and ethically correct behavior in sport
- NBA Community Assist Award : 2014
- ESPY Awards 2015: Best NBA Player & Best Male Athlete
- Player with the fewest games in their 1,000 threesome: 369 games
- NBA record for most three-pointers converted in one season: 402 (2016)
- 2nd place for most three-pointers transformed in one season: 324 (2017)
- 3rd place for most three-pointers transformed in one season: 286 (2015)
- NBA record for most consecutive regular season games with at least one three-point: 157
- NBA record for most consecutive games in the post season with at least one threesome: 45+
- NBA record for most threesomes transformed in a postseason: 98 (2015)
- NBA record for most three-pointers converted in playoff games: 386 in 91 games (2019)
His father Dell Curry played 16 years in the NBA, including for the Charlotte Hornets , and was named the league's best banker in 1994 . His younger brother Seth is also a basketball player in the NBA, and Seth is currently under contract with the Dallas Mavericks . Curry has been married to Ayesha Alexander since 2011 and has a daughter since 2012. In July 2015 his second daughter was born. His son Canon Curry was born in July 2018.
|GP||Matches played (Games Played)||GS||Games from the beginning (Games started)||MPG||Graduated minutes per game (Minutes per game)|
|FG%||Throw rate from the field (field goal percentage)||3P%||Throwing quota three-point throws (3-point field-goal percentage)||FT%||Free throw rate (free-throw percentage)|
|RPG||Rebounds per game (rebounds per game)||APG||Assists per game (assists per game)||SPG||Steals per game (steals per game)|
|BPG||Blocks per game (blocks per game)||TO||Turnovers per game (turnovers per game)||PPG||Points per game (points per game)||FAT||Career record|
- Stephen Curry - player profile on NBA.com
- Stephen Curry - player profile on basketball-reference.com
- NBA legends say Stephen Curry is the best shooter of all time
- Ric Bucher: Is Stephen Curry the Best Shooter Ever? Yes, Say Many of NBA's All-Time Marksmen. Retrieved April 21, 2020 (English).
- Three Years Ago, Here's What Basketball Writers Were Saying About Stephen Curry's Ankle and His Future with the Warriors
- Stephen Curry scores 54 points, but Knicks prevail, 109-105, over Warriors
- Nowitzki ends season with victory - Lakers buy the ticket
- Inside Stuff: Golden State's Splash Brothers
- Warriors duo prolific from deep
- Dwight Howard highlights reserves
- All-Star Starter Released
- Warriors' Stephen Curry sets playoff record for made three-pointers. Sports Illustrated , May 23, 2015, accessed May 28, 2015 .
- Stephen Curry Breaks NBA Record for Consecutive Games with a 3-Pointer. NBA.com, February 25, 2016, accessed February 27, 2016 .
- Curry unanimously elected MVP. spox.com, May 10, 2016, accessed May 10, 2016 .
- Three-way record! Crazy curry destroys Pelicans
- http://espn.go.com/nba/player/stats/_/id/3975/stephen-curry Stephen Curry Stats
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Curry II, Wardell Stephen (full name); Curry, Steph (nickname)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American basketball player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 14, 1988|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Akron , Ohio , United States|