17 Stephen Curry Facts represents the third installment The Sport Truth’s Sporting Facts. In case you missed here, I did facts lists on Kobe Bryant and basketball previously so you can check those out by clicking the respective links.
I chose Steph Curry as the newest installment due to his rising popularity and many reports claiming that he is the most popular player in the NBA right now.
Facts About Stephen Curry
- His first name is actually Wardell. His full name is Wardell Stephen Curry II, named after his father, former NBA player Dell Curry.
- Steph holds the NCAA single season record for most three pointers made.
- He has the first and second highest number of three pointers made in a single NBA season.
- Curry did not receive scholarship offers from any major Division 1 schools. Instead, he received offers only from small schools such as Davidson, VCU and Winthrop.
- He was actually born in Akron, Ohio, the same city as Lebron James. It has been rumoured that they were also born in the same hospital but I’ve been unable to confirm that.
- Even though basketball wise, he is the most accomplished Curry in his family, he went to the least decorated college. He attended Davidson College while his father and brother attended Virginia Tech and Duke University respectively.
NB Seth Curry was not a Duke recruit, he transferred there after one year at Liberty University.
- Now in his seventh NBA season, he has never shot below 42% from three in a single season.
- In high school, while in the locker room with his team getting ready for a big game, Steph got so hype that he hit his head on the ceiling while jumping up and down. It wasn’t a small bounce either, he needed stitches!
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- On his signature shoe, the Curry One, the lace loop at the bottom of the tongue has “4:13” on it which represents on of his favourite Bible verses: Philippians 4:13.
- In July 2011, Curry married his high school sweetheart Ayesha Alexander who he met in church when he was 15 years old. They have two young daughters together.
- His immediate family is composed of high level athletes. His brother and father have both played in the NBA and his mother, Sonya, played volleyball for D1 school Virginia Tech during the 80’s. His sister, Sydel, currently plays volleyball at Elon University.
- He’s a big fan of The Princess Diaries movie. He used to watch it very often with his younger sister, Sydel Curry, and is quite adept at reciting the lines of the film.
- He has been playing basketball since he was about two years old. He mentioned this in his 2015 MVP speech, also lauding his grandmother for being his commentator.
- In his rookie season in 2009, after a loss to the Indiana Pacers, he sent out a tweet promising Warriors fans that the team would “figure this thing out.” He and the GSW delivered on that vow, improving year after year and finally winning the NBA championship five seasons later in 2015.
- He is the longest tenured GSW player currently on the roster. He was drafted by the team in 2009.