Stephen Curry: 10 surprising facts you probably didn't know
As one of the most renowned and celebrated athletes of the 21st century, there are only a handful of things people are unfamiliar with about Stephen Curry. Widely regarded as the greatest shooter of all-time, Curry's personal and professional life is a matter of intense public scrutiny although every now and then, something or the other pops up about his life that is often overlooked by his admirers.
In this article, we will look at some of these fascinating facts.
#10 Steph Curry and LeBron James were born in the same hospital
This one might come off as a surprise to some people. Stephen Curry was born in Akron, Ohio, the same city that LeBron James was born in. At that time his father, former NBA player Dell Curry, was playing as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Coincidentally, they were also born in the same hospital, Akron General Medical Center, to be exact. However, Curry spent most of his formative years in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina while his father played for the Charlotte Hornets.
#9 He is a self-professed popcorn addict
Steph Curry not only inherited the sharpshooting talent from his father, but he might have also taken in some love for popcorn. Like his father, the 31-year-old loves to gorge on popcorn so much that he maintains power rankings for all 30 NBA arenas.
Steph has even gone as far as rating the variety of popcorn on a scale of 0-5 with freshness, saltiness, crunchiness, butter, and presentation being the five metrics. The arena which has received the best score from Curry is the American Airlines Arena (home of Dallas Mavericks) with a cumulative score of 24 with the worst being Staples Center (home to the LA Lakers and LA Clippers) with a score of 10.