Stephen Curry is a professional NBA basketball player. He has played for the Golden State Warriors since 2009. His shooting statistics and skills on the court have consistently earned him honors and awards. His life off the court has added to his accolades as well.
Wardell Stephen Curry II was born in 1988 in Akron, Ohio. His father was a professional NBA basketball player with the Cleveland Cavaliers. His father, Dell Curry, spent most of his career with the Charlotte Hornets, so Charlotte, North Carolina is primarily where Stephen grew up with his brother Seth and sister Sydel. Stephen briefly played basketball in Toronto while living there so his father could finish his career with the Toronto Raptors. The family next moved back to Charlotte and Stephen began Charlotte Christian School and played basketball for their team. He was recruited for and began attending Davidson College after high school graduation.
At the end of his first year at Davidson College, Stephen was named South Conference Freshman of the Year among several other accolades. At the end of his sophomore season, Steven was named to the Associated Press’ All-America Second Team and earned other accolades. At the end of his junior year, Stephen was the NCAA scoring leader and was named a consensus first-team All-American.
Stephen began playing for the Golden State Warriors since he was drafted by them in the 2009 NBA draft. He has played well for them, including being part of their 2014-15 winning NBA championship team. He was named NBA Most Valuable Player in 2015 and 2016. Other highlights and awards include being chosen for United States basketball teams. In 2010 and 2014 he was part of FIBA World Cup gold winning teams.
Stephen married Ayesha Alexander in 2011. They have two daughters and live in Alamo, California. Stephen is Christian and his faith is a prominent part of his private and public life. His humanitarian work includes donating three insecticide treated mosquito nets for every one of his frequently scored three-point shots. These go to the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to fight malaria. His work as a humanitarian and an athlete has earned him accolades as well.
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