Steph Curry is a point guard in the National Basketball Association for the Golden State Warriors. He's also the son of former player and NBA All Star Dell Curry. Being around professional players throughout his childhood allowed Steph to develop a love for the game and the drive to play collegiately. Despite being only 6 feet tall, he received an offer from Davidson to play basketball.
In his three year tenure for the Wildcats he blossomed into a star, despite being at a small school. He led Davidson into the NCAA Tournament and Elite Eight in his sophomore season and was an All-American his junior season, prompting Curry to leave school for the NBA Draft. He holds the NCAA record for three pointers made in a single season.
Despite his never-before-seen three point heroics and proven talent, Curry was still doubted as he made his way into the league, as he was the third point guard drafted behind Ricky Rubio and Johnny Flynn at pick number seven.
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors quickly benefited from their selection, as Curry flourished in his first season before missing most of his sophomore campaign with an ankle injury. After returning in 2012, Curry showed that he was the premier three point shooter in the league by totaling the most made baskets from range.
The 2013-14 season was Steph’s first all-star selection, the start of six consecutive appearances. He set the NBA record for three pointers made in a season in 2014-15, earning the Most Valuable Player Award and leading the Warriors to an NBA championship title. Alongside splash brother Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, Golden State took down Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for their first title in decades.
The next four years saw Curry solidify himself as an NBA great. He has managed to break his own three point record multiple times and won another MVP, the first ever unanimous choice, as well as two more championships with superstar teammate Kevin Durant.
The two seasons in which the Warriors lost in the finals were in 2016 when they blew a 3-1 lead to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers after a record-setting 73-9 season, and in 2019 to Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors.
His ability to make three point shots is not only historic, but has shaped the NBA and how teams play. Fans growing up idolize the three point shot due to his greatness. Despite having many years left to play, he has already established himself as an all-time great.