Stephen Curry – The man who defied all odds to take basketball to a different level. Man’s impact on the global sport has been revolutionary. He has not only become the greatest shooter of all time, but he has also quite literally changed the way basketball is played. He has instilled a great deal of belief among players and is the reason why we see so many attempts at three-pointers these days. This article is not just a tribute to the legend but also an exploration of some of his life’s most exciting and entertaining aspects, particularly the nicknames.
Curry was born to Sonya and Dell Curry in the spring of 1988. While his mother was an educator, his father was a professional NBA player. It can be safely said that Dell was Stephen’s childhood hero and coach. Little was known back then that the son would totally overshadow his father’s achievements to become the greatest that the sport has ever witnessed.
Stephen Curry played for Davidson Wildcats at the College level before being picked up in the 2009 NBA draft by Golden State Warriors. And since then, it has been an iconic association that has witnessed so much Glory, Records, and Trophies.
Achievements and Trophy Cabinet:
He is a four-time NBA Champion (2015, 2017, 2018, and 2022), a two-time Gold Winner at the FIBA World Cup (2010 and 2014), and a two-time NBA MVP (2015 and 2016).
In 2022, he was the NBA Finals MVP as he played an instrumental role in leading the Warriors to their Championship victory. In the same year, he was also the NBA All-Star Game MVP. Twice he has been the NBA scoring champion (2016 and 2021), while he was also the NBA Steals leader in 2016.
In 2021, he was part of the NBA 75, a list of the top 75 NBA players selected on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the League. In his honor, his college team Davidson Wildcats retired Jersey No 30.
Considering his phenomenal performances, it can be said with great certainty that the Warriors will also retire his jersey number following his retirement.
Curry and three-point Revolution:
Curry’s greatest influence on basketball has been his incredible ability to score three-pointers at will. The man would make it all look ridiculously easy. He can just stand and deliver.
When you talk about 3-pointers, all the records belong to this one man.
He holds the NBA record for most three-pointers with 3,117 3-pointers. Moreover, he also holds the record for most 3-pointers in a regular season with 402 three-pointers. He also shares the record for most three-pointers in a single playoff with 98 three-pointers. When you talk about a single game, he holds the record with 9 three-pointers made in a single game. Other 3-pointer-related records include the record for most consecutive regular season games (157) with a made three-pointer and the record for most consecutive playoff games(90) with a made three-pointer.
In short, Curry and three-pointers are synonymous. Following his performances, a lot many other players also aspire to have similar control over their three-pointers, which is wonderful for the growth and development of the sport.
Taking a deeper look at the Warriors’ record sheets reveals that he hasn’t left any room for anyone else to claim a spot. Following is the list of all the Warriors Records held by Stephen Curry.
Stephen Curry holds the records for being the Franchise leader in the following categories:
- Three-Point Field Goals Made
- Assists In Playoffs
- Three-Point Field Goals In Playoffs
- Steals In Playoffs
- Points In Playoffs
Until now, Curry has accumulated 5388 Career Assists, 1367 Career Steals, and 20064 Career Points. The best part is that he isn’t done yet, and only God knows how many more he is going to add to his tallies.
Let’s look at the cheeky side of things. There are a number of nicknames that Curry has, and all of them are sweet, adorable, and appreciable in their own unique ways.
He may look like a kind and innocent nice guy, but he can single-handedly break the backbone of the opposition with his accurate three-pointers. Moreover, he can aim at the rim with the precision of an assassin. Thus, the nickname baby-faced assassin suits him quite well.
Stephen Curry is also called Chef Curry because of a popular song by Drake. Drake was the one who brought the name to the world’s attention, and now Curry has it trademarked.
The Golden Boy:
We earlier mentioned how Curry leads all the Charts in the history of the Golden State Warriors. Based on his incredible performances, Curry has earned the special nickname of The Golden Boy of the Golden State Warriors.
May the Golden Boy continue to bring Gold and Glory to the Warriors.
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Author: Michael Azif
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