Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is believed by many to be the greatest shooter that the NBA has ever seen. Besides being a three-time NBA All-Star, he won the 2015 NBA MVP. Stephen also referred to as “Steph”, holds the record for most consecutive games with a three-pointer. It is an NBA record with 129 three-pointers.
Stephen Curry: 17 Reasons he’s a Superstar
From shooting on the court to his charitable giving off the court, Curry is hot.
How many times has Curry effectively ended a game with a long 3 pointer? With each clutch shot, many times from very long-range, more and more folks want to see him in action. No one is quite like him. Undoubtedly the best shooter in the game, he also has one of the best handles. These dribbling skills enable him to free up from opponents and give him enough time to get off his potent shots.
Curry’s long-distance shooting
The average 3-pointer is not the only place where Curry excels. He’s finished many a half and many a game with long-distance shots that are 28 feet out and beyond. He is a player who can consistently make shots, year after year, night after night. He’s able to flawlessly get into position and shoot it in rhythm every time. His consistency beats reason and that’s what makes him even greater.
Steph is not the only one who’s shining in his family. His adorable, 3-year-old kid, Riley is excelling in her own thing. She’s a great dancer and specializes in Nae Nae. Her dance video on Silento’s “Watch Me” has gone viral like anything. It also features Curry and Jeremy Lin.
Riley Curry Steals the Show – YouTube Video
Stephen’s Dribbling Ability Displayed at Pre-Game Workouts
Stephen’s pre-game workout and ball-handling skills have also become one of the attractions for his fans. It comprises of some great dribbling skills and he often finishes it up with a reverse lay-up that often looks like the easiest of things in the world. He spends around 15 minutes exhibiting his choreographed dribbling, passing, and shooting drills that are a must-see.
Steph has another famous pre-game routine. He doffs out an imaginary hat to the crowd and then signs autographs for his fans.
Curry Makes Teammates Better
Stephen’s career assists average for the regular season is 6.9 and for the play-offs, it’s 7.3. During 2013-14, his Regular Season average was a staggering 8.4. But his game is not just about himself, he also helps in getting the best out of his teammates. Even when he doesn’t have the ball, the very fear of him helps his teammates score easy points.
Led His Team To Title Last Year In 2014-15, Steph led his team to title with one of the best seasons in history. The Golden State Warriors completed the season with 67 wins, 2nd best home-court advantage, and a 10.1 point differential. He averaged 23.8 points in the season’s 80 games, 7.7 assists, and 2.04 steals, and 4.3 rebounds, all in 32.7 minutes, the lowest minutes by any MPV in the history of the league. He went on to hit 286 threes and broke his own NBA record. And this year he’s poised to set maybe the all-time best record.
Following in Dad’s footstepsFinding inspiration for the sport wasn’t difficult for Stephen Curry, as his father Warden Stephen “Dell” Curry himself was a professional NBA player from 1986 to 2002. Dell retired at the Charlotte Hornets with an all-time leading, 9839 points and 929 3-point field goals made.
- Blowing Steve Kerr’s mind with his roundabout three against the Clippers.
- He forced overtime with his extreme corner tree against the Pelicans.
- Curry dropped Chris Paul to the court with his behind-the-back crossovers.
- He hit the three-quarter court shot against the resilient Grizzlies to give his team an 8-point lead in a game they won by 13.
- He dropped 40 points in the Western Conference Game 3 finals that helped the Warriors secure the biggest winning margin in the postseason.
Stephen Curry is great not only on the court but also on Twitter (his Twitter handle is @StephenCurry30). He often comes up with a funny or great tweet to lighten it out for his fans, teammates, and friends. When David Lee moved on from Golden State to Boston Celtics, Curry came up with a funny farewell tweet: “In honor of my boy @Dlee042 taking the next step in his career, this is how we started our relationship! Love you, bro.”
He posted it with a video link saying, “Stephen Curry blocks David Lee and David Lee cries about it.”
The video showed a Warriors-Knicks game from 2009 where Curry rejected a shot by Lee. It then shows Lee jawing at Curry during the final seconds (the game was won by the Warriors).
In another instance, Curry tweeted, “What Did Steph Just Do to CP3?” after he grounded Chris Paul in a game.
What’s the next step for Curry? Having already earned his superstar status, is the next step up “living legend”?
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike has authored three books on basketball coaching and is the founder of Sports Feel Good Stories.
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