There are fans of Stephen Curry, the NBA Superstar, and then there are super fans. How much do we really know about the Legends of the game? The Golden State Warriors point Guard is beloved by millions of NBA fans around the world. Can there be any mysteries left when you are one of the most recognizable players ever? Also, What is the deal with him being so great at Mini-golf?
So Let’s Dive in and see what is behind one of if not the most prolific 3-point shooter of our time…
1. Off-court Tech Entrepreneurship: Beyond basketball, Curry has delved into the world of technology entrepreneurship. In 2015, he co-founded Slyce, a social media app that allows users to engage in short-form video conversations about a wide range of topics. This venture showcases Curry’s interest in technology and his desire to explore opportunities beyond his basketball career.
2.Charitable Contributions and Philanthropy: Stephen Curry is actively involved in charitable work and philanthropy. He and his wife, Ayesha Curry, established the Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation, which aims to address childhood hunger, improve access to education, and promote physical activity among youth in underserved communities. Additionally, Curry has supported various initiatives and organizations focused on education, cancer research, and disaster relief efforts, using his platform and resources to make a positive impact off the basketball court.
3. Underestimated College Recruitment: Despite his success in high school basketball, Curry was not heavily recruited by top NCAA Division I programs. He received offers from smaller schools and ultimately chose to attend Davidson College, a mid-major program in North Carolina. This decision was largely influenced by his desire to play for a coach who believed in his abilities and allowed him the freedom to develop his game, which ultimately proved to be a pivotal moment in his career. It seems to have worked out for the better.
4. Family Ritual: Competitive Shooting Games: As a testament to their competitive nature and love for basketball, the Curry family has a unique ritual of engaging in shooting competitions during family gatherings. Whether it’s in their backyard or at a local gym, Stephen, his brother Seth, and their father Dell often engage in friendly shooting contests to test their skills and bond over their shared passion for the game. These competitions not only foster family unity but also serve as a fun way for them to stay connected to the sport that has played a significant role in their lives.
5. Childhood Interest in Golf: Before becoming a basketball star, Curry had a strong passion for golf during his childhood. He was introduced to the sport by his father, Dell Curry, who played golf regularly during his NBA career. Stephen honed his golf skills alongside his basketball training and even considered pursuing golf professionally at one point. His love for golf continues to this day, and he has participated in various celebrity golf tournaments during the NBA offseason. This is also why he shows up as the “Resident golf Pro” on the show Holey Moley.
Bonus Knowledge: There are quite a few fans of the game who also may be surprised to find out Steph’s full name. Wardell Stephen Curry II, It is unclear whether he chose to go by Stephen to differentiate himself from his father, or because he viewed the name Wardell as slightly antiquated.
No matter what you put in front of Mr. Curry. Whether it is a basketball court, intense putt putt competitions, or life changing philanthropy, he never misses. Even NBA legends and future hall of famers have some interesting tid-bits of information that few people know. With plenty of years left in his prime, who knows what may be next for Steph?