Wardell Stephen Curry II, more commonly known as Steph Curry, is known as one of the best players in the league. The Golden State Warrior’s point guard has done things on the court that many couldn’t even imagined. Curry’s shooting ability makes him known as one of the best shooters of all time, for very good reason. Besides being an insanely good basketball player, off the court Stephen Curry is just as great. Curry is a valuable member of the bay area community, and has been since entering the league in 2009.
Stephen Curry’s insane NCAA March Madness run while he was playing for the Davidson Wildcats allowed Curry to be drafted with the 7th overall pick of the 2009 draft. Curry’s rookie season was very underrated and it went mostly unnoticed by the NBA. The young and upcoming star averaged 17.5 points along with 5.9 assists in just over 36 minutes a game. Despite the great rookie season, Steph’s elite work ethic drove him to work even harder in the offseason. Because of Steph’s hard work and dedication to the game, he averaged 18.6 points per game the next season in 3 minutes less per game.
Up until this point, Steph’s career had been going quite well without many issues. But in the 2011-2012 season, the injury plague came upon Stephen Curry. Curry had dealt with many issues in the course of his entire basketball career, but Steph overcame many injuries when some players would have simply given up. Curry’s dedication prevailed and he came back even stronger in the 2012-2013 season by averaging 22.9 points per game and 6.9 assists per game. The 2012-2013 was a key season for Steph, as it turned head around the league.
The 2013-2014 season was another great year for Curry; he averaged 24 points per game along with 8.5 assists per game. This season made experts realize how great Steph Curry really was by classifying him as one of the top point guards in the entire NBA. Despite the all-star caliber season, Curry was not ready to stop working hard. Curry’s 2014-2015 season was nothing short of incredible. Curry’s 23.8 points per game and extremely efficient shooting percentages earned him an MVP trophy along with being named to the All-NBA first team.
At this point, Curry was one of, if not the most popular player in the NBA. Curry brought his Warriors to the finals and won them a championship vs the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James. However. Curry’s play in the NBA finals was disappointing to NBA fans. Curry used this to drive him to work harder, and then the impossible happened. Curry’s hard work drove him to get to a place that no one knew anyone could get to. Curry averaged 30.1 points per game and lead the Warriors to a 73-9 record. Curry’s legendary season was awarded with a unanimous MVP award. This made Stephen Curry the first unanimous MVP. This accolade is something that was never accomplished before, not by LeBron James, not by Michael Jordan; this accolade is only Steph’s, at least for now. Despite the historical season, Curry and his Warriors were brought down in the NBA championship by LeBron James despite holding a 3-1 lead in the series.
The future for Curry seems bright, as the Warriors are currently the one seed in the NBA playoffs, partially due to the addition of Kevin Durant. The Warriors have swept the Portland Trailblazers and will look to defeat either the Utah Jazz or Los Angeles Clippers in the next round. In order for the Warriors to win, we should all expect Stephen Curry to be a crucial part of the gameplan!