Steph Curry Profile: Everything You Need To Know

The Steph Curry profile must include that he may go down as the greatest shooter in NBA history. But, it must also include that the future Hall-of-famer is also one of the most universally-liked athletes in the world.

In his ten years with the Golden State Warriors, Curry has earned two MVP of the league honors and has helped bring home three NBA Championships. He has been named an NBA All Star six times.

Let’s take a closer look at some interesting facts you may not know about the NBA’s most famous superstar.

Steph Curry player stats

Profession: Steph Curry is a professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the NBA. He mostly plays the point guard position.

Born: He was born March 14, 1988 in Akron, Ohio.

Age: The Golden State Warrior star point guard is 31 years old.

Height: The basketball superstar stands 6’ 3” tall.

Weight: The three-point shooting wizard weighs 190 pounds.

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What are Steph Curry’s nicknames?

Curry is probably best known by the nickname given to him and his teammate Klay Thompson, the Splash Brothers. The youthful-looking star is also called The Babyfaced Assassin, The Golden Boy and sometimes Chef Curry.

Steph Curry background

High school

Curry attended Charlotte Christian School in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was named all-conference and all-state playing for the high school basketball team. The team won three conference titles and made three state playoff appearances.

College

Coming out of high school, Curry was heavily recruited by Davidson College in North Carolina.

At Davidson, the freshman point guard helped the team win its way to the 2007 NCAA Tournament. His long-distance accuracy earned him a NCAA freshman record for three-point shots made with 113.

The next year, he led the team back to the Big Dance, making it as far as the Elite Eight. Curry set the record for most three pointers made in a season in 2008.

Curry became the all-time leading scorer for Davidson in his junior year, averaging 28.6 points per game. After the season ended, he decided to opt out of his senior season and enter the NBA.

NBA Draft

The Golden State Warriors drafted Stephen Curry in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft. He was the 7th overall pick in the draft that year.

NBA career

Curry made a significant impact in his rookie year with the Golden State Warriors. He became a starting point guard for the team and averaged 17.5 points per game.

The sharp-shooting guard set an NBA record for three point shots made with 272 in the 2012-13 regular season. He later broke his own record, with 286 three pointers in 2015 and then broke that record again with an incredible 402 shots made from beyond the arc in 2016.

In his young career, Curry and the Warriors already own three NBA championships—in 2014, 2016 and 2017.

Although the 2015 season didn’t end in with a championship, Curry and the Warrors finished with the best-ever NBA regular season record at 73-9.

Jersey sales

Sales of Steph Curry jerseys rank among the highest in the NBA. Only LeBron James has a more popular jersey for 2019, according to the NBA Store.

Steph Curry Net Worth

Net worth

Steph Curry’s net worth is between $79.8 (according to forbes.com) and $90 million (according to wealthygorilla.com).

NBA’s first $200 million contract

Curry signed a five year, $200+ million contract with the Golden State Warriors in 2017.

Basketball salary

Stephen Curry earns $37.8 million per year playing basketball for the Golden State Warriors. His salary jumps to $40.2 million in 2019-2020.

Endorsement deals

It is estimated that Curry earns $42 million per year through corporate endorsement deals. For 2019 alone, he could potentially earn $80 million in sponsorship money.

Curry’s biggest marketing deal is with Under Armour. The sportswear company markets the Steph Curry SC30 Collection, featuring branded footwear as well as sports and athletic wear featuring the star basketball player’s name and logo.

In 2018 Under Armour launched an app called Steph IQ. The trivia game awards winners free pairs of Curry “Pi Day” tennis shoes and a chance at $10,000 in Under Armour store credit.

Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce company, pays Curry an estimated $20 million a year to adorn his basketball jersey with their logo.

Curry’s other corporate partnerships include deals with Infiniti (Nissan Motor), Palm, Chase, Vivo, eHi, Steiner Sports Memorabilia, Brita, Bubble and JBL.

Video: Watch as Steph Curry spoofs his buddy with a new “concept car”

Business ventures

In 2017 Curry formed SC30, a company that manages his investment portfolio, brand sponsorships and personal charities.

He also recently created a production company called Unanimous Media, named after Curry being the first NBA player to ever be named Most Valuable Player unanimously.

The company develops and produces film and TV projects focused on faith, family and sports. In 2018, Sony Pictures signed Unanimous Media to a multi-year development deal. The company’s first movie, Breakthrough (released April 2019), is based on a Joyce Smith novel called The Impossible.

Curry also invests in Active Faith, a Christian sportswear brand.

What is Curry’s Underrated Tour?

Curry created a basketball camp for underdogs called the Underrated Tour. It is sponsored by Rakuten. The camp is designed to help train and develop unsigned high school players with ratings of three stars and below.

Curry was inspired to create the camp based on his experience breaking through to the NBA as an overlooked prospect.

Personal life

Who is Steph Curry’s wife?

Stephen married his college sweetheart Ayesha in 2011. She is known for her cooking shows and pop-up restaurant. Her kitchen and homeware collection is featured at her website along with tips and recipes.

Does he have any children?

Stephen and Ayesha Curry have two girls, Riley and Ryan, and a baby boy named Canon.

Video: Sing along with Steph

Who are Steph Curry’s parents?

His father is Dell Curry – see fun fact #2 below – and his mother is Sonya Curry.

Who is Steph Curry’s brother?

His younger brother Seth Curry plays basketball for the Dallas Mavericks.

Who is Steph Curry’s sister?

Curry’s athletic family also includes his younger sister Sydel. She played volleyball at Elon University.

Where does he live?

In 2016 purchased a mansion in Alamo, California, near the San Francisco bay area.

Is Curry religious?

Curry is very religious. He has a bible verse tattoo on his wrist. It represents a verse from First Corinthians 13:8, written in Hebrew: “Love never fails. but where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”

He also sometimes has “4:13” printed on his “Curry One” basketball shoes. The bible references Philippians 4:13, which says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Stephen Curry fun facts

1). Steph (short for Stephen) is actually Curry’s middle name. His first name is really Wardell, named after his father.

2). His father Dell Curry played in the NBA for 16 seasons with the Jazz, Cavaliers, Hornets and Raptors. Steph wears #30 in honor of his father, who wore the number during his playing days.

3). Curry ranks 3rd among active players in total career three-pointers made in the regular season with 2,483 (through the 2018-2019 season).

4). He was born at the same hospital as LeBron James, Summa Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio.

5). Curry loves to play golf. He’s good at it and he thinks about it all the time. He participates often in celebrity tournaments, including playing with former President Barack Obama. The NBA superstar is a 5-handicap golfer.

Social media

Follow Stephen Curry on all his social media sites and website.

Instagram

@stephencurry30

Facebook

@StephenCurryOfficial

Twitter

@StephenCurry30

Website:

Be sure to check out Stephen’s new website coming soon. You can find it here: www.stephencurry30.com

Quotes about Steph Curry

What sportswriters have to say about Curry

Curry’s jumper is so lethal that he has become the most efficient volume scorer on the planet.
Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN

You can pluck All-Star after All-Star off the court like flower petals, and the Steph-led Warriors will still dominate like a champion. He’s that transcendent of a player. The Warriors go from plus-16.9 to plus-14.8 to plus-13.9 to plus-14.3 as you keep removing an All-Star from Curry. But as these numbers show, Curry is impervious. He’s teammate-agnostic. For those that think Curry would struggle in another organization or in another system, it’s clear: He is the system.
Tom Haberstroh, NBC Sports

No NBA athlete has a larger contingent of fans at every arena, lining up 20- and 30-deep hoping for a glimpse, if not an autograph. This crazy popularity is why his jersey sales consistently rank No. 1, why he was voted to be the captain of the [2018] Western Conference All-Star team and why 9-year-old girls feel comfortable enough to write letters asking for his help—and actually get it.
Monte Poole, NBC Sports

After all, not everyone is blessed with supreme height and athleticism, but everyone can learn to pass, dribble and shoot. Curry is proof that if you work hard enough, you can still find ways to dominate, no matter your size.
Owen Davis, Sky Sports

More Sport Reporter Takes on Curry

Curry moves around behind the three-point line in an ever-widening arc, sinking long distance shots so cleanly that the net seems to snap like fresh laundry in a breeze.
Sally Jenkins, The Washington Post

No player in the history of the NBA has combined range, volume and efficiency from downtown as well as Curry.
Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN

The sight of this relatively ordinary specimen sending much bigger players into silent surrender is an intoxicant for the Warriors and their fans.
Monte Poole, NBC Sports

Curry isn’t just the best 3-point shooter ever, he’s the best deep 3-point shooter ever.
Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN

Curry and the Warriors are a great match of player and system. The entire ecosystem is predicated on the idea that a player doesn’t need to dominate the ball to dominate a game. Curry took that noble idea and elevated it beyond any reasonable expectation.
Sports Illustrated

Quotes about Steph Curry from his coaches

High school years

We said, ‘Steph, we need you to score. We need you to shoot more.’ He said, ‘But what are the guys on the team going to think? I’m a point guard.’ We finally said, ‘Hey, four shots a quarter. Sixteen a game. Because I think you’re going to make at least half of them, if not more.
Shonn Brown, Charlotte Christian high school coach

College years

I thought we had a game changer. You never think of it as revolutionary as it’s going on. You’re just thinking he’s the right guy taking the right shot at the right time because he’s making it.
Bob McKillop, Davidson College head coach

He had the shot when he came here. I had nothing to do with it.
Bob McKillop, Davidson College head coach

NBA career

I don’t think he sat in his room in Charlotte, North Carolina, and said, ‘I’m going to change the game.’ That would be like a guy saying, ‘I want to be cool.’ Steph is cool because Steph is always true to his shot.
Bruce Fraser, Golden State Warriors assistant coach

Steve Kerr on Steph Curry

We try to approach coaching with the idea that I’m going to present myself totally openly and honestly and communicate with everybody. We have a group of guys that’s pretty easy to coach so it really hasn’t been much of an issue. But I do think because Steph is the best player, the rest of the guys follow his lead. The fact that he lets me get on him in film sessions, criticize him, and urge him to get better allows other guys to understand that they have to accept the same things.
Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors head coach

My first year of coaching him, he’s taking shots night after night that every coach I ever had would have called horrible shots. And they were horrible shots for every player in the history of the game until Steph Curry. And I realized before too long that Steph was going to take some crazy shots and they were going to look insane and I was going to feel silly for allowing my player to take shots like that and oh yeah, he’s at about 45 percent from 3.

So finally I just realized I had to get my old coaches out of my head, and this guy is a new deal who’s different from anyone else who’s played the game, and I have to not only allow what he does but accommodate it.

He’s a superstar who is as accommodating as a 12th man. When he’s on the court, he has the confidence of Superman, but when you get in the locker room or a meeting, he’s unbelievably humble and accommodating to everybody, and that manifests itself in allowing everybody to play at their best.

On Curry’s shooting technique

He has perfected not only that accuracy but being able to generate that kind of power from any kind of distance.
Bruce Fraser, Golden State Warriors assistant coach

It’s all about torque. There’s a physics equation involved in being able to generate that kind of power on demand. Steph’s arms are not big. But it’s not about how strong your arms are, it’s about being able to generate force and to finish at the right time, without losing feel.
Bruce Fraser, Golden State Warriors assistant coach

Steph took a shot against the Clippers, and it was one of the craziest shots I’ve ever seen. He dribbled through four people, he dribbled backwards, was looking in the other direction from the top of the key, and he just turned around and nailed the 3. And I’m on the sidelines, sort of pulling my hair out, and the cameras caught me—the game was on national TV. But he makes it, and from that moment on, I’m like, ‘All right, I’ve got to accept it.’
Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors head coach

A few more quotes about Steph Curry

He does not talk about his impact, because he knows that his story is still being written. But he is aware of how change happens. He has been accused of ruining the game. But ‘Ruin the Game’ is the term we use in our business. We’ve trademarked it.
Bryant Barr, Curry’s business partner

People don’t associate him to greatness because he doesn’t dominate the game physically. He dances. He pays a tax for that. And he pays a tax for his great teammates.
Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns former player

Steph Curry quotes

On his dedication to the game of basketball

When it comes to basketball, I was always the smallest kid on my team. I had a terrible, ugly, catapult shot from the time I was 14 because I wasn’t strong enough to shoot over my head, and I had to reconstruct that over the summer and it was the worst three months of my life.

You’d think there are no hurdles or obstacles that I had to overcome, but even when I got to high school I wasn’t ranked. I wasn’t ranked. I wasn’t highly touted as a high school prospect. And I had nobody really running, knocking on my door saying ‘Please, please, please come play for our school.’

On his faith

I know I have a place in Heaven waiting for me because of Him, and that’s something no earthly prize or trophy could ever top.

I try and use every game as an opportunity to witness… When I step on the floor people should know who I represent, who I believe in.

People should know who I represent and why I am who I am, and that’s because of my Lord and Savior.

I can’t say enough, how important my faith is to how I play the game and who I am.

I do a little sign on the court every time I make a shot or a good pass and i pound my chest and point to the sky—it symbolizes that I have a heart for God. It’s something that my mom and I came up with in college and I do it every time i step on the floor as a reminder of who I’m playing for.

On life

Make sure you live in the moment and work your butt off every single day, and I hope I inspire people all around the world to just be themselves, be humble and be grateful for all the blessings in your life.

Be the best version of yourself in anything that you do. You don’t have to live anybody else’s story.

The more years I go, the more experience I have, the more that nutrition and eating the right foods is important for recovery and things like that.

There’s more to life than basketball. The most important thing is your family and taking care of each other and loving each other no matter what.

Be humble, and be grateful for all the blessings in your life.

Sometimes people make it seem like you have to have certain prerequisites or a crazy life story in order to be successful in this world. But the truth is you really don’t.

On being the best

Be the best version of yourself in anything you do. You don’t have to live anybody else’s story.

I respond best when a coach is able to get on me where he’s raising his voice, yelling and whatever, because he expects greatness from me—especially when I’m not performing the way I’m supposed to. I like to have, obviously, a mutual respect, and a guy who can be as consistent as possible with his message. But if I need to be yelled at and refocused, I’m open to that and I usually respond well.

I’ve never been afraid of big moments. I get butterflies. [And] I get nervous and anxious, but I think those are all good signs that I’m ready for the moment.

To excel at the highest level—or any level, really—you need to believe in yourself.

I can get better. I haven’t reached my ceiling yet on how well I can shoot the basketball.

We’re going to have to work. We’re going to have to play well. Nothing will be given to us.

I’d rather be a non-All-Star playing in the Western Conference finals than an All-Star who’s sitting at home in May.

Steph Curry quotes on success

Success comes after you conquer your biggest obstacles and hurdles.

Basketball isn’t just a sport. It is an art, one that must be mastered to succeed.

Success is born out of faith, an undying passion, and a relentless drive.

Success is not an accident, success is actually a choice.

On confidence

Every time I rise up, I have confidence that I’m going to make it.

I’ve always believed that success for anyone is all about drive, dedication, and desire, but for me, it’s also been about confidence and faith.

If you take time to realize what your dream is and what you really want in life—no matter what it is, whether it’s sports or in other fields—you have to realize that there is always work to do, and you want to be the hardest working person in whatever you do, and you put yourself in a position to be successful. And you have to have a passion about what you do.

I want to practice to the point where it’s almost uncomfortable how fast you shoot, so that in the game things kind of slow down.

On being a basketball star

Being a superstar means you’ve reached your potential, and I don’t think I’ve reached my potential as a basketball player and as a leader yet.

I really cherish everything that basketball brings; and I think, for me, it’s been a great ride and I’m not done yet…

Basketball was mine, and that’s what’s carried me to this point.

I try to make it look easy, but the behind-the-scenes stuff is the challenge.

On failure

I always have an optimistic view, no matter what it is.

I’m not the guy who’s afraid of failure. I like to take risks, take the big shot and all that.

If you don’t fall, how are you going to know what getting up is like.

I’ve never been afraid of big moments. I get butterflies… I get nervous and anxious, but I think those are all good signs that I’m ready for the moment.

On his college coach Bob McKillop

He told me when I was a freshman that I had license to shoot any shot I wanted but I’d have to work for it. I’d have to put in the time and actually commit to learning on the job. Even when I failed early freshman year, he stayed in my ear because he saw my potential before I did.

He gave me all the confidence in the world, in terms of what I could be—in terms of being a man, the balance of on-the-court and off-the-court expectations. He was an example of that every day, and we had no choice but to follow suit.

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Next Steps: Another NBA ring?

Can Stephen Curry and the Warriors achieve a fourth NBA Championship title? Odds are good the Splash Brothers can make their magic work again in the 2019-20 season. Stay tuned!

— Greg Johnson & Mike O’Halloran

Greg is a writer and designer who writes about football, basketball and other sport topics. Mike is the editor and founder of Sports Feel Good Stories.

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