Stephen Curry is one of the basketball gods at this point in time. Nobody expected him to blow up as much as he, much less become the all-time leader in three-point field goals made. Things were fairly rocky during the initial part of his career, dealing with weak ankles. He even ended up missing a good chunk of the 2011-12 season due to ankle surgery.
By then, NBA experts and fans began to lose hope in the point guard. To add to the misery, Stephen Curry had a very thin frame. Eventually, a few seasons later he won back-to-back MVPs and became the first-ever unanimous MVP in the history of the game. He inched his way into becoming an unstoppable force to be reckoned with.
The Golden State Warriors built a dynasty around Steph. Klay Thompson and Draymond Green were present from the get-go. Other players like Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins joined in on the action after they won their first title and shattered the Chicago Bulls’ 72-10 record. After the dynasty fell apart, Stephen Curry still managed to single-handedly lead the Warriors to their fourth title victory. But how did all of this start?
A brief look into the childhood of Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry was born on March 14, 1988, to former three-point shooting legend Dell Curry and Sonya. It is obvious that Steph gets his talent from his father who also thrived as a shooter. As Dell played in Charlotte, he also brought his children there. However, Stephen was born in Akron, Ohio while his father was a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers roster.
They also briefly lived in Toronto since Dell started a career with Raptors. Stephen Curry attended school at the Queensway Christian College where he led his team to a 33-4 record as well as a championship. On moving back to the States, Steph finished his schooling and planned of enrolling at Virginia Tech. But his dreams to walk in his father’s footsteps did not come true. He was taken in by Davidson College, the only ones who wanted to bet on his body frame.
Dell Curry and his son, Stephen Curry at the 1992 3-pt competition in Orlando pic.twitter.com/sOPWJ8jisk
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While he was in college, Stephen Curry was already establishing himself as a lethal three-pointer shooter breaking seasonal records made by prior members of the NCAA. The 4x NBA Champion was having more or less a record-breaking career as a College student as well. He was named Associated Press All-American Second Team in 2008. Curry also led the NCAA in points on several occasions and became one of the greatest College players of the generation as well.
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