Stephen Curry, a professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA), led the team to victory in three consecutive championships from 2014 to 2017 and broke the league record with 73 wins in 2015-16.
Stephen Curry grew up in a basketball family, learning the intricacies of the game from his father Dell who was an NBA star. Curry’s keen shooting and high “basketball IQ” were not enough to persuade college coaches to ignore his 2-feet frame and 6-foot height. He did not receive scholarship offers from major college basketball programs, but came on strong as a freshman, scoring 21.5 points per game as the top freshman in the country to become one of the most decorated players in Davidson College history.
Curry became a national sensation during his sophomore season, when he led 10th-seeded Davidson on an improbable run to the Elite Eight of the National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s top-division basketball championship tournament. His performance featured what would soon be recognized as his signature shot: a three-pointer from well outside the line. His junior season did not feature any such postseason heroics, but his average of 28 points per game led the country and earned him a consensus first-team All-American honor. Curry entered the 2009 NBA draft, where he was selected by the Warriors with the seventh overall pick.
Curry made an immediate impact on the team by becoming its starter and averaging 17.5 points per game in his first season. He had a series of ankle sprains during which he only played 26 games and underwent off-season surgery afterwards. Curry then re-signed with the team for a modest four year/$44 million contract, valuable for the Warriors because of the talent surrounding him. There is a prediction as well that, Stephen Curry net worth will be $160 million in the 2022-23.
Curry led the league in 3-pointers made in 2012–13 as he repeated that from 2014–15, earning his first All-Star selection and being named MVP both years along the way. In his fourth season with the Warriors, Curry again scored more than 30 points per game (31.1) and guided them to their first championship in 40 years against the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016.