Stephen Curry is an American professional basketball player who plays as a point guard for the Golden State Warriors of the NBA. He is universally acclaimed as the greatest shooter to ever play the game, and holds numerous 3-point shooting records. Curry is the son of former NBA player Dell Curry, and brother of NBA player Seth Curry.
Curry played college basketball for Davidson, where he set the all-time scoring record for both Davidson and the Southern Conference, as well as the single-season NCAA record for most 3-pointers made.
After opting out of his senior year at Davidson, Curry was drafted by the Golden State Warriors with the 7th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft. Following an injury-hit first three seasons, Curry signed a 4-year, $44-million extension to his rookie-scale contract in the summer of 2012 that has become one of the greatest value-for-money deals in the history of the league. In 2014, Curry signed a Shoe deal with Under Armour and launched his signature shoe line.
Curry has a long list of accolades to his name. He became the first player to be unanimously voted MVP of the regular season in 2015-16 while scoring 30.1 points per game at 50-40-90 splits, leading the league in steals and shepherding the Golden State Warriors to a 73-9 record (an NBA record for wins in the regular season). He’s a two-time regular season MVP, a 5-time All Star and has 4 All-NBA selections (2 each in the first and second teams). He is a two-time league champion, and holds the 5 best 3-point shooting seasons by volume in NBA history.
He hit 402 3-pointers in 80 appearances for the Warriors in the 2015-16 regular season, becoming the first player to ever average over 5 3-pointers made in a single game. He also holds the record for most 3-pointers made in a single playoff season, making 98 3-pointers for the Warriors in 2015 (he shares the record with teammate Klay Thompson, who hit 98 in the 2016 playoffs). Curry is also one of the best ball-handlers in the league and is a huge threat from mid-range as well as in the paint. His high basketball IQ enables him to average a consistently high number of steals while playing good on-ball defense.
Stephen Curry Career Stats*
|Minutes per Game (MPG)||34.4||37.7|
|Rebounds per Game (RPG)||4.4||5.2|
|Assists per Game (APG)||6.8||6.4|
|Steals per Game (SPG)||1.8||1.7|
|Blocks per Game (BPG)||0.2||0.3|
|Points per Game (PPG)||23.1||26.1|
*Stats till the end of 2017-18 Season