Steph Curry is one of the most recognizable figures in today’s NBA. He is also the unmistakable face of basketball’s three-point revolution. (Whether that’s good or bad is a story for another day.) Because of his exceptional abilities on the court, you may wonder, “How many rings does Steph Curry have?”
Here’s all you need to know about Steph Curry, how many championships he has, and some of his outstanding personal records.
How Many Rings Does Steph Curry Have?
Steph Curry’s exploits are the main reason the Golden State Warriors have repeatedly reached the pinnacle of NBA success in the past years. Curry won four rings in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2022.
As remarkable a shooter and scorer as Curry is, it also took clever free agency signings and shrewd drafting to get the team over the hump. Interestingly, Steph Curry was the Finals MVP (2022) only once. Andre Iguodala (2015) and Kevin Durant (2017 and 2018), both free agency signings, took home the hardware on three previous occasions.
An Overview of Steph Curry’s Championship Runs
It was rumored that in 2009, Curry wanted to play for New York and its giant market. Golden State took a chance, and the rest is history.
It certainly did not look that way in the first few years of his career. Steph struggled with ankle issues and played only 26 games in his third season. The team actually tried to trade him to the Milwaukee Bucks for Andrew Bogut; shockingly, the Bucks wanted Monta Ellis instead. Talking about dodging a bullet!
In 2010 and 2014, Steph played on the U.S. team that won the FIBA world cup.
By his fourth season, he was already a 20+ PPG scorer and already a league on his own in shooting efficiency. In his seventh season, the team was already a fixture in the NBA Finals. Their vaunted motion offense centered on Curry’s shooting and gravity was a puzzle that no opponent managed to solve.
First Championship Ring (Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 2015)
Both teams had extensive title droughts going into the series. The LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers had zero championships since entering the league. The Golden State Warriors, on the other hand, haven’t won anything since 1975. But with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love out of the Cavs lineup, it’s shaping up to be a lopsided series.
But with prime LeBron James on the Cavaliers roster, though, anything can happen. In fact, Cleveland held a 2-1 advantage heading into Game 4. From there, Golden State took control and won three straight games. Head coach Steve Kerr utilized some necessary adjustments by going extra small, starting Andre Iguodala in place of Andrew Bogut. Iggy hit timely shots and pulled off clutch stops en route to a Finals MVP award.
Second Championship Ring (Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 2017)
The Warriors would have won their second Finals meeting in 2016, but LeBron James and Kyrie Irving happened. Curry had to settle for scoring champion, and the NBA steals leader in 2016.
The Cavs willed a minor miracle to happen, climbing from a 1-3 series hole. In effect, they bought Cleveland’s first-ever major sports championship by dispatching a team that broke the regular season win-loss record.
Golden State did not stand pat in the offseason. They signed a hired gun by the name of Kevin Durant and let Harrison Barnes walk in free agency. The result was a bloodbath, as Curry and the rest of the Dubs walked all over the Cleveland Cavaliers, four games to one.
In this series, Curry was noticeably taking a backseat to Durant. KD won his first championship ring and Finals MVP honors. Steph Curry was still the engine that kept the GSW’s offense running, but Durant’s number is often called when the team needs a bucket.
Third Championship Ring (Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 2018)
Having lost Kyrie Irving in a trade in the offseason, this version of the Cleveland Cavaliers is noticeably a lesser offensive machine. LeBron was still a monster, but the difference in firepower is very noticeable.
When all is said and done, the Warriors brought the broom, thanks to Steph Curry’s long-distance scoring. However, Durant still got the nod for Finals MVP for the second straight time. He averaged 28.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 7.5 assists, and 2.3 blocks on 50/40/90 shooting splits. Curry wasn’t bad either, as he’s good for 27.5 points, six rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 1.5 steals.
Fourth Championship Ring (Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics, 2022)
By the start of the 2021-22 season, many thought Golden State’s championship window had closed for good. With Kevin Durant gone and Klay Thompson missing a full season as he recuperated from an injury, it’s a smart bet. Many were mistaken!
Featuring a re-tooled lineup, Dub Nation beat the Boston Celtics in six games. They faced adversity early, as Boston’s firepower was on full display. The Celtics took the series lead after three games. Golden State did not have KD this time, so it’s not a secret who they’d turn to.
After a 16-point beatdown in Game 3, Stephen Curry’s 43-point performance turned the tide in the Golden State’s favor. The team took the next two games, with Curry dropping 34 in the series-clinching Game 6. He added another championship ring to his collection while securing his first Finals MVP award.
About that Championship Ring
The 2022 Golden State rings feature about 16 carats of yellow and white diamonds set into yellow gold to represent the team’s 16 wins during the 2022 NBA Playoffs. This marked the first time a Championship ring had been made up primarily of yellow diamonds. Seven carats of yellow cushion cut diamonds on the bezel represent the team’s seven championships. And 43 baguettes in the bridge represent Stephen Curry’s 43-point performance in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
Steph Curry’s Background
Steph Curry was born to Sonya and Dell Curry in Akron, Ohio. Dell had played professional basketball with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, and Charlotte Hornets.
Curry attended Davidson College. As a freshman on the basketball team, he was second only to Kevin Durant in freshman scoring. In his senior year, Curry averaged 28.6 points, 5.6 assists, and 2.5 steals.
Steph Curry was selected by the Golden State Warriors franchise as the 7th pick in the 2009 NBA draft. He finished second to Tyreke Evans for the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
Standing 6’2″ tall and weighing 190 pounds, Curry plays the point guard position. He is considered by most to be the best shooter the NBA has ever seen. His ability to hit the three-point shot consistently has led many teams at multiple levels of play to increase their 3-point attempts. Curry was recognized as one of the best players ever when he was named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.
Here are some of Steph Curry’s incredible NBA Finals stats
1.) He has averaged 27.3 points, six assists, and 5.8 rebounds in 34 Finals games. The PPG average is even better than Kobe Bryant and Elgin Baylor.
2.) In the 2022 NBA Finals, Curry became the only person in Finals history to average 30-5-5 while making five threes per game.
3.) Curry led the 2022 NBA Finals in total scoring. He tallied 187 points over six games, which accounted for almost 30% of the Golden State Warriors’ scoring output.
4.) Unanimously considered the greatest shooter ever, Curry owns the record for most 3s in a six-game NBA Finals series (32 in 2016). The next two best three-point shooting performances are still held by, who else, Steph Curry. He drilled 31 treys in the 2022 Finals and 25 back in 2015.
5.) Of the 66 field goals Curry made in the 2022 NBA Finals, 36 were pull-up jumpers. The next player with the most converted pull-up jumpers in the series is Jayson Tatum, with 13.
Steph Curry’s All-Time Records
1.) First player to average 30 PPG while shooting 50/40/90.
2.) Hit 2,000 three-pointers in only 597 games, 225 games fewer than Ray Allen, the previous record-holder.
3.) Only unanimous MVP choice in NBA history (2016).
4.) Passed Reggie Miller on the all-time three-pointers list in only 715 games. Miller took 1,389 games to hit 2,560 threes.
5.) Holds the record for most consecutive games with a three-pointer with 178.
6.) Most three-pointers in a season (402).
7.) Most points scored in an overtime period (17).
8.) Only player to score 50-plus points while only making one or fewer FTs.
Will Steph Curry Win Another Championship?
Unless you’re a psychic and can peek into the future, there is no way to answer this. However, Curry and the Golden State Warriors were doubted before, and they came out on top. They are currently the defending champions, and if everybody’s healthy, they could make a run for another ring.
However, let me play devil’s advocate and say Curry will probably not win another championship unless he’s traded. The latter proposition, of course, is impossible unless Curry signs off on a trade. Here are a few reasons why the greatest shooter of all time probably won’t be making it all the way to the big dance anymore.
Reason He Won’t #1: Health
Health is the primary reason the Golden State Warriors is currently a middling team in the 2022-23 season. Curry missed a good chunk, while Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, and James Wiseman are not exactly models of perfect health this season.
As of this writing, the Warriors are playing .500 basketball and sit sixth in the West. They are only four games away from a first-round home-court advantage but also a game away from not making the play-in tournament. With so many players out, it’s difficult to develop rhythm and continuity.
Reason He Won’t #2: Salary Cap Situation
If health is why they won’t repeat this year, then the money is why they won’t win anything in the near future. Golden State’s salary cap situation is tricky. Their last championship came at a price– $170.3 million in the luxury tax bill and nearly $150 million (and counting) this year.
Here is why they wouldn’t hold up much longer: They have committed almost $200 million to five players alone, without the $27.5 million of Draymond Green. Green made it clear he wanted a max extension from the Warriors, but the team did not make that commitment. The former DPOY winner insinuated he had no problem leaving the Warriors if the monetary conditions were not met.
Anyone who has watched Golden State’s championship runs knows well what Green means to the team. His defensive instincts are unmatched, and he can literally guard all positions. His secondary playmaking is also severely underrated since it allows the shooters like Steph and Klay to look for their shots.
If only James Wiseman had developed enough to be a defensive anchor for a contending team, that would have lessened the impact of possibly losing Draymond. Wiseman is currently a fringe G-Leaguer, who also has health issues.
Of course, Green may opt-in, take the $27 million the Warriors owe him, and try to make another run. But he may also leave money off the table and find security elsewhere. If it’s the latter, that championship window in the Bay Area is as good as closed.
List of Players with the Most NBA Championship Rings
The most NBA championships player list is below.
Sam Jones – Boston Celtics (10)
Satch Sanders – Boston Celtics (8)
KC Jones – Boston Celtics (8)
Tom Heinsohn – Boston Celtics (8)
Jim Loscutoff – Boston Celtics (7)
Robert Horry – Houston Rockets, LA Lakers, and San Antonio Spurs (7)
Frank Ramsey – Boston Celtics (7)
Scottie Pippen – Chicago Bulls (6)
Bob Cousy – Boston Celtics (6)
George Mikan – Minneapolis Lakers (5)
Jim Pollard – Minneapolis Lakers (5)
Don Nelson – Boston Celtics (5)
Slater Martin – Minneapolis Lakers (5)
Michael Cooper – Los Angeles Lakers (5)
Larry Siegfried – Boston Celtics (5)
Ron Harper – Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers (5)
Dennis Rodman – Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls(5)
Steve Kerr – Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs (5)
Tim Duncan – San Antonio Spurs (5)
Derek Fisher – Los Angeles Lakers (5)
Steph Curry – Golden State Warriors (4)
Draymond Green – Golden State Warriors (4)
Andre Iguodala – Golden State Warriors (4)
Klay Thompson – Golden State Warriors (4)
Tony Parker – San Antonio Spurs (4)
Shaquille O’Neal – Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat (4)
Manu Ginobil – San Antonio Spurs (4)
Horace Grant – Chicago Bulls (4)
John Salley – Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, and Los Angeles Lakers (4)
Will Perdue – Chicago Bulls (4)
Robert Parish – Boston Celtics (4)
Jamaal Wilkes – Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors (4)
Kurt Rambis – Los Angeles Lakers (4)
Bill Sharman – Boston Celtics (4)
Gene Guarilia – Boston Celtics (4)
Frank Saul – Rochester Royals and Minneapolis Lakers (4)
Vern Mikkelsen – Minneapolis Lakers (4)
FAQ About NBA Rings
Here are some frequently asked questions about NBA Championship rings.
Boston Celtics great Bill Russell won 11 NBA Championship rings.
Michael Jordan has won more rings than Magic Johnson. Michael Jordan won six NBA Championship rings with the Chicago Bulls, while Magic Johnson won five NBA Championship rings with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Steph Curry has won four NBA Championshp rings – all with the Golden State Warriors.
Winning championships is the ultimate benchmark of success for superstars, and Steph Curry has a collection of those. How many rings does Steph Curry have, exactly? The GOAT shooter already has four championship rings won in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2022.
He was named the Finals MVP in the team’s last championship run, thanks to many historic performances. Will he add another piece of hardware to his trophy case? Well, only time can tell.
By Jan Rey with Mike O’Halloran
Jan is a sucker for all things basketball and still yells, “Kobe!” every time he tosses a crumpled paper into a trash bin. Mike has written three books on youth basketball coaching.
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