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Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry biography
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Stephen Curry biography

Wardell Stephen Curry II (March 14, 1988) basketball player of the Golden State Warriors. He was born in Akron, Ohio, United States. However, because his father’s job he lived most of his life in Charlotte, North Carolina. His father is former NBA player Dell Curry and his mother, Sonya Curry, former volleyball player. His brother, Seth Curry, is also a basketball player in the Dallas Mavericks. He was raised under the evangelical Christian religion. He studied elementary at Montessori School, then went to Queensway Christian College in Ontario, where he was part of the basketball team, demonstrating his great ability. He graduated from the Charlotte Christian Institute, where he managed to be champion of the conference three times in a row.

His beginnings in professional basketball were in his university stage with the Wildcats of Davidson College after receiving a scholarship, for three days. From the beginning he showed without a doubt his great skill, for example, in a game against Michigan Wolverines got 32 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists. He finished the season and was chosen the second best rookie scorer in the entire country behind Kevin Durant. In his second season he returned to obtain the best averages.

As a result, he was elected in the second All-American team, he was a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award. In the last season he played before finishing his university career he was a leader in the NCAA scoring, he scored a score of 28.6 points per game. He was included in the first All-American team. In 2009, thanks to his great work, he was hired for a value of 12.7 million dollars for four seasons. He debuted as a base in the NBA on October 28 against the Houston Rockets. He only needed to play the first season to be selected for the first team of the All-Rookie.

He got his first triple-double in February 2010, 36 points, 13 assists, and 10 rebounds. Curry was awarded the NBA Sportsmanship Award. But, unfortunately, the player had a series of injuries that markedly stopped his career, but his contract continued to run. He was subjected to several recovery processes. When recovering he began to improve his campaign remarkably. He earned his personal best in 54 points in a game and beat the NBA 3-pointers record in one season. He finished the year playing his first playoffs.

During the 2013 campaign, he participated for the first time in the match of the stars. He was one of the most voted players to play the All-Star that year, with this he was able to overcome his own record of triples, another achievement of the basketball player was to enter the MVP of the regular season and become the NBA champion against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was summoned in 2007 to be part of the U-19 team of his country, the team won the silver medal. This was the way to be signed by the American absolute team. On two occasions he has achieved the gold medal at the World Basketball Championships of 2010 and 2014.

He participated in the All-Star skills contest in 2011 and won the same thing in the triple contest in 2015. The young man continued working on this ability to get the record and he managed it with 303 triples. But, that was not all, Curry continued to work to overcome this mark and in 2016 he set the record in 402. He was again indisputably named by the NBA MVP for the second year in a row. Now, for the year 2017, Stephen Curry with the help of Kevin Durant assured Golden State Warriors his second ring of NBA champions in the last three years, the fifth in his career.

The warriors finished ‘playoffs’ in a very strong, close and exciting match with Cleveland Cavaliers. The score was (129-120) in their favor. Curry and his team finished the final with a 4-1. The player finished with 26.8 points, 8 rebounds, 9.4 assists and 2.2 steals per game, we really must point out that they are brilliant results. Since his adolescence, he was the boyfriend of Ayesha Alexander. With her, he married on July 30, 2011, in Charlotte, North Carolina. From this union were born two daughters, Riley, and Ryan Carson, in 2011 and 2015, respectively.

At the moment he is considered by the specialists like the best shooter in basketball history, with this he has obtained the love and the admiration of the fans. Many fans of other NBA teams ask for photographs and autographs at the end of the games. He is a fast player, able to steal the ball, dribble and run, evading his opponents. One of the greatest accolades he has received throughout his career has been to be compared to the legendary star Michael Jordan.

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