Profile of Stephen Curry, Three Point King of the Warriors Club

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When talking about basketball athletes in the NBA, one of the names that pops up in many people’s heads is Stephen Curry . He is a basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors. In the 2022 NBA, he successfully brought his team to win the competition and he himself became the MVP in the finals.

Stephen Curry is known as a basketball player with a three-point shooting specialist. Therefore, he is often dubbed the three-point king in the NBA. No wonder many basketball fans idolize him.

Behind his current success, Stephen Curry’s life and career journey is full of life’s bittersweet. So that you get to know him better, here Sports Times presents the most complete profile and facts about Stephen Curry

1. Profil Stephen Curry
Full name Wardell Stephen Curry II, the basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors was born in Ohio, USA on March 14, 1988. He was born to a father named Dell Curry who is also a former NBA player and a mother named Sonya Adams. His younger brother, Seth Curry, is also a professional basketball player who plays for the Brooklyn Nets.

At the Warriors, Stephen Curry played at the point guard or shooting guard position. With this position, Stephen managed to become a sniper and was dubbed the king of three-point shooters in the NBA. He is also included in the list of the 75 best NBA players of all time along with big names, such as Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal, and so on.

2. Career journey
Know basketball since childhood

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Stephen Curry’s childhood was colored with basketball. Stephen often watched his father, Dell Curry, who was playing for the Charlotte Hornets in practice. Stephen is also often invited to practice playing basketball with his father. This made him fall in love with this sport even more.

Always on the school basketball team

Young Stephen Curry was always on his school’s basketball team. When he was still in elementary school, he even started to join the school basketball club without interfering with his academic activities.

After graduating from elementary school, Stephen moved to Toronto because his father moved the team to the Toronto Raptors. In Toronto, Stephen attended Christian Queensway. He also joins the school’s basketball team and wins the seasonal competition there.

However, after that Stephen had to return to Charlotte and continue his high school education at Charlotte Christian School. Stephen also joined the school’s basketball team.

Got rejected on the basketball team

After graduating from high school, Stephen wanted to continue his education while building his basketball career at Virginia Tech, which was his father’s former team. However, he was rejected by the team’s coach at the time, Seth Greenberg.

Finally, Stephen enrolled at Davidson College and developed his playing skills there. While joining the basketball team at Davidson College, Stephen was twice named the best player in the southern region.

At that time, Stephen had started honing his skills as a three-point shooter. Unfortunately, Stephen decided to quit and did not complete his education at Davidson College.

Officially joined the Golden State Warriors

After deciding not to continue his education, about a year before graduation or in 2009, Stephen decided to compete to become an NBA player on the Golden State Warriors team.

With one try, Stephen was immediately selected to become a Warriors player. He has also officially become an NBA player since 2009 until now. Throughout his career on this professional team, Stephen continues to score success with the Warriors.

3. Trophies and achievements
With the Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry won various competitions and received various awards for his achievements. Here are the details:

NBA Champion (2015, 2017, 2018)
NBA most valuable player (2015, 2016)
NBA All-Star (2014-2019, 2021, 2022)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (2022)
All-NBA First Team (2015, 2016, 2019, 2021)
All-NBA Second Team (2014, 2017)
All-NBA Third Team (2018)
NBA scoring champion (2016, 2021)
50-40-90 Club (2016)
NBA 3 Point Competition Champion (2015, 2021)
Juara NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge (2011)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2010)
NBA Sports Award (2011)
Consensus first team All-American (2009)
Consensus second team All-American (2008)
NCAA season scoring leader (2009)
Tim Utama All-SoCon (2007-2009)

4. The best three-point specialist in NBA history
Wednesday, December 15, 2021, may be a historic day for Stephen Curry. Because on that date, Stephen Curry managed to surpass the record for the most three -pointers in NBA history. At that time, the Golden State Warriors met the New York Knicks in the continued NBA competition.

Previously, the record for the most three points was held by Ray Allen with 2,973 shots. The record was obtained after playing 1,300 matches. Ray Allen has been retired since 2014, so this record cannot be added.

Then, Stephen Curry successfully equaled the record in the 64th second of the match. Three minutes later, Stephen scored another three points and officially surpassed Ray Allen’s record.

In that match, Stephen Curry successfully made five three-point shots. This incision increased his number of three point records at that time to 2,977.

Coupled with the number of matches played by Stephen to get this record, only 789 matches, the difference is quite a lot compared to Ray Allen’s previous record. Therefore, at only 33 years of age, Stephen Curry still has a great chance to continue to increase the number of his three-point shots .

5. Become MVP of the 2022 NBA Finals
In the 2022 NBA, Stephen Curry was also named the best player or MVP of the 2022 NBA Finals. He received this award after the Golden State Warriors successfully won the 2021-2022 NBA season after defeating the Boston Celtics with a final score of 103-90.

In the last game, Stephen Curry successfully scored 34 points, 7 assists and 7 rebounds.

So, those were the complete profiles and facts about Stephen Curry , the three-point scoring specialist in NBA history. His career journey and success can now be an encouragement for basketball players and others who want to pursue their goals.