The Golden State Warriors are animals and unstoppable when it comes to winning. That’s because they have Steph Curry on their team. As one of the most awarded members of the NBA, Steph Curry has a massive reputation both on and off the court. But many of his followers would be shocked in discovering that he’s only 6’3″ and 190lbs. Yes, he’s almost a foot shorter than Shaq “Attack.” His relative average height hasn’t stopped him from repeatedly helping the Golden State Warriors bring in divisional championships. I’ve tried to cover some of the basics here about Steph and his personal achievements as well as physical attributes. Check this article out to learn all you need to know about this NBA all-star.
Steph Curry: Height, Weight, Career & Family Life
Originally christened Wardell Stephen Curry II, Steph Curry was surrounded by sports from the get-go. His parents were both professional athletes, with his father Dell playing in the NBA for over 15 years on five different professional teams. While his mother Sonya didn’t reach the same level in professional sports, she was a highly ranked college volleyball player throughout her collegiate years. The talent didn’t stop with Steph either, as his sister Sydell followed in her mother’s footsteps as a top-ranked volleyball player as well.
The Early Basketball Years
While Steph Curry started playing basketball at age three, he wasn’t the standout player he’s become today until much later. While he enjoyed some success with his high school basketball team, he wasn’t approached by a single Division I school when attempting to solicit scholarships for college. The only full-ride offers he received were from VCU, Winthrop, and Davidson.
In 2009, after pounding the hardwood for years as he further honed his skills, Stephen landed 7th overall pick in the NBA draft, getting picked up by the Golden State Warriors. Since then, he has transformed into the single best shooter of his generation, becoming the first MVP named on the Golden State Warriors in 55 years before taking the team to a win in the NBA finals that same year. He received his second MVP in 2016, joining only 13 other professional players to have done so.
He Volunteers Off The Court
Another area in which Steph Curry shines is in his volunteer work. He was the recipient of the 2013-14 Kia Community Assist Award due to his work with Nothing But Nets. This group works with malaria-stricken areas like Tanzania, where they distribute mosquito bed nets to help less-abled individuals avoid contracting that terrible disease. Steph also works to create awareness about malaria in the U.S. through both the NBA FIT program and the Kaiser Permanente Own Now initiative. He’s also been providing free tickets to Warrior’s games for less fortunate kids in the Bay Area since he joined the team in 2009, at last count footing the bill for almost 5000 total game admissions.
Golfing With Steph
While Steph Curry is known for his stellar basketball skills, many people are unaware that he’s an avid golfer, even shooting two-under par at the internationally famous Pebble Beach course. He was also famously captured in photographs last year enjoying a game with former POTUS Barack Obama. In 2017 Stephen made his first professional golf debut after receiving an NBA exemption to play in a Web.com Tour event. When interviewed afterward, he stated that he’s excited to continue pursuing a professional sports career outside of his already established on-court skills. You know who else is an avid golfer and a pretty good one at that, Marky Walhberg (read this to learn about Marky Mark’s height)
A lesser-known known fact about Mr. Curry is that he’s a sugar addict, keeping his favorite candy Maynards (a Canadian specialty) with him at any available opportunity.
Curry & Durant
A famous anecdote about Steph Curry has been repeatedly told by professional NBA player Kevin Durant, whom he first witnessed playing as a ten-year-old in an AAU event in 1998. Kevin was also ten at the time and is quoted as saying “I walk in the gym and this guy’s …just pulling jump shots. Splash. Splash…he had like 35 points…I was like, who is this?” It was only years later while both playing professional basketball that he realized…that boy was Stephen Curry.
Video Of Him Playing Basketball
No doubt about it, Steph Curry can ball hard. Here’s a video featuring him playing basketball during one of his games.