Wardell Stephen Curry II, born March 14, 1988, is an American professional basketball player for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors.
Curry is widely considered as one of the best basketball players of all time, as well as the greatest shooter in NBA history.
He is credited for revolutionizing the sport by motivating teams and players to make more three-pointers.
He was voted the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) twice, won four NBA titles, and received an NBA Finals MVP Award.
An NBA All-Star Game MVP Award as a nine-time NBA All-Star and eight-time All-NBA selection, including four times on the first team.
Early life and Education
Curry is the son of Sonya and Dell Curry. He was born at Summa Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio, to a Cleveland Cavaliers player.
He grew raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, where his father spent most of his NBA career with the Charlotte Hornets.
Dell frequently brought Curry and his younger brother Seth to his games, where they would shoot with the Hornets during warm-ups.
Curry was a member of the Queensway Christian College boys’ basketball team, which went unbeaten during the season.
Curry is the son of former NBA player Dell Curry and the older brother of current NBA star Seth Curry.
He played college basketball for the Davidson Wildcats, where he broke lifetime scoring records for Davidson and the Southern Conference.
He was twice voted conference player of the year and set the single-season NCAA record for most three-pointers made during his sophomore year.
Curry was chosen seventh overall by the Warriors in the 2009 NBA Draft.
Curry won his first league MVP award and led the Warriors to their first title since 1975 in 2014-15.
The next season, he became the first player to be unanimously elected MVP, and he led the league in scoring while shooting above 50-40-90.
That same year, the Warriors shattered the record for most wins in an NBA season (73) en route to the 2016 NBA Finals.
Where they were defeated in seven games by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Curry helped the Warriors return to the NBA Finals in 2017, 2018, and 2019, winning back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018.
But succumbing to the Toronto Raptors in 2019.
Curry won his fourth championship with the Warriors against the Boston Celtics in 2022, after missing the playoffs in 2020 and 2021.
He was voted Finals MVP.
Curry set the NBA record for three-pointers made in a regular season with 272 during the 2012-13 season.
He broke that record twice, once in 2015 with 286 and again in 2016 with 402.
Curry broke Ray Allen’s NBA record for career three-pointers on December 14, 2021.
Curry and his teammate Klay Thompson are known as the Splash Brothers because of their shooting abilities.
In 2013-14, they established the record for total three-pointers made in an NBA season with 484.
A record they shattered the following season (525) and again in 2015-16 (678).
Stephen Curry married his college girlfriend, Ayesha Alexander, on July 30, 2011, in Charlotte, after meeting in a Christian youth group as teenagers.
They live in Alamo, California, with their two daughters, Riley Elizabeth Curry and Ryan Carson Curry, and son Canon W. Jack Curry.