130 Facts About Stephen Curry


Wardell Stephen Curry II is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.


Widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time and the greatest shooter in NBA history, Curry is credited with revolutionizing the sport by inspiring teams and players to take more three-point shots.


Stephen Curry played college basketball for the Davidson Wildcats, where he set career scoring records for Davidson and the Southern Conference, was twice named conference player of the year, and set the single-season NCAA record during his sophomore year for most three-pointers made.


Stephen Curry was selected by the Warriors as the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft.


Stephen Curry helped the Warriors return to the NBA Finals in 2017,2018, and 2019, winning back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018, but lost to the Toronto Raptors in 2019.


Stephen Curry surpassed that record in 2015 with 286 and again in 2016 with 402.


On December 14,2021, Stephen Curry set the NBA record for career three-pointers, passing Ray Allen.


Stephen Curry was born in Akron, Ohio, at Summa Akron City Hospital, while his father was a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Stephen Curry grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, where his father spent most of his NBA career with the Charlotte Hornets.


Stephen Curry ultimately chose to attend Davidson College, who had aggressively recruited him from the tenth grade.


Stephen Curry finished the season leading the Southern Conference in scoring with 21.5 points per game.


Stephen Curry was second in the nation among freshmen in scoring, behind only Kevin Durant of Texas.


On March 2,2007, in the Southern Conference tournament semi-finals against Furman, Stephen Curry made his 113th three-point field goal of the year, breaking Keydren Clark's NCAA freshman season record for three-pointers.


Stephen Curry eclipsed the school freshman scoring record with his 502nd point against Chattanooga on February 6,2007.


Stephen Curry was an honorable mention in Sports Illustrated's All-Mid-Major.


Stephen Curry ended the game with 40 points while going 8-for-10 from three-point range.


On March 28,2008, Stephen Curry led Davidson to another win, against third-seeded Wisconsin.


Stephen Curry joined Clyde Lovellette, Jerry Chambers, and Glenn Robinson as the only college players to score over 30 points in their first four career NCAA tournament games.


Stephen Curry tied Darrin Fitzgerald of Butler for the single-season record for most three-pointers with 158.


Stephen Curry finished the season averaging 25.9 points, 2.9 assists, and 2.1 steals per game.


Stephen Curry was named to the Associated Press' All-America Second Team on March 31,2008.


Stephen Curry was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Midwest Region of the 2008 NCAA tournament, becoming the first player from a team not making the Final Four to do so since Juwan Howard of Michigan in 1994.


Stephen Curry was nominated for an ESPY in the Breakthrough Player of the Year category.


Stephen Curry stated that he wanted to develop as a point guard, his likely position in the NBA.


Stephen Curry extended a career-long streak by scoring at least 25 points for the seventh straight game.


Stephen Curry surpassed the 2000-point mark for his career on January 3,2009, as he scored 21 points against Samford.


On February 14,2009, Stephen Curry rolled his ankle in the second half of a win over Furman.


Stephen Curry scored 43 points, which is the third most points in Southern Conference tournament history.


Stephen Curry registered 26 points, nine rebounds, and five assists in what was his final game for the Wildcats.


Stephen Curry was the NCAA scoring leader and was named a consensus first team All-American.


Stephen Curry opted out of his senior year at Davidson, but he stated that he still planned to earn his degree.


Stephen Curry completed his bachelor's degree in sociology in May 2022.


On June 25,2009, Stephen Curry was selected as the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors.


Stephen Curry finished his rookie season with 166 three-pointers, which were the most ever by a rookie in NBA history.


Stephen Curry registered 20-or-more points 35 times, including seven 30-plus performances.


In February 2011, during All-Star Weekend, Stephen Curry won the Skills Challenge and registered 13 points, eight assists, and six rebounds in 28 minutes as a member of the Sophomore squad in the Rookie Challenge.


Stephen Curry established a new NBA single-season three-point record with 272 three-pointers, eclipsing the previous mark set by Ray Allen, doing so on 53 less attempts than Allen did with Seattle.


Stephen Curry tallied two of the NBA's top six scoring games with 54 points on February 27 at New York and 47 on April 12 at Los Angeles, becoming the first Warrior to score 45-plus at New York and Los Angeles in the same season since Rick Barry in 1966, joining Barry, Guy Rodgers, and Wilt Chamberlain as the only four Warriors to do so.


Stephen Curry set a new franchise record with 42 playoff three-pointers, eclipsing the Warriors' career playoff mark of 29 previously held by Jason Richardson, giving him a total of 314 three-pointers for the season to become the first player in NBA history to hit at least 300 threes in a single season.


Stephen Curry was the leading vote-getter for the All-Star Game and won the Three-Point Contest on All-Star Saturday night.


The Warriors finished the year with 67 wins and Stephen Curry was voted the NBA Most Valuable Player after posting averages of 23.8 points, 7.7 assists, and 2 steals per game.


In Game 5 of the Conference Semifinals against the Memphis Grizzlies, Stephen Curry became the first player in league history to register 6 three-pointers and six steals in a game.


The Warriors went on to defeat the Rockets to earn a Finals matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers, where Stephen Curry struggled to start the series, converting on only 22 percent of his field goals in Game 2.


Stephen Curry made 8 three-pointers in the game to reach 200 for the season, becoming the first player in NBA history to make 200 three-pointers in four straight seasons.


Stephen Curry surpassed Kyle Korver's mark of 127 straight games with a three-pointer.


Stephen Curry broke his own NBA record for threes in a season, leaving the new mark at 288.


Stephen Curry's scoring average increase of 6.3 is the largest ever by a reigning MVP.


On October 28,2016, Stephen Curry hit four three-pointers against the New Orleans Pelicans to reach 1,600 for his career, becoming the 19th player to do so, as well as the fastest to reach the mark.


Stephen Curry had hit a three-pointer in every regular-season game since November 11,2014.


On January 19, Stephen Curry was named a starter on the Western Conference All-Star team for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game.


Stephen Curry hit 5 three-pointers, passing Chauncey Billups for 10th place.


Stephen Curry helped the Warriors sweep through the first two rounds of the playoffs.


Stephen Curry helped the Warriors clinch the series and the championship in Game 5 with 34 points, 10 assists, and six rebounds, as Golden State claimed its second title in three years.


On July 1,2017, Stephen Curry agreed to a five-year, $201 million extension with the Warriors, becoming the first NBA player to sign a supermax contract worth over $200 million.


Stephen Curry shot 13 for 17 and 10 of 13 from deep in 26 minutes for his ninth 30-point game of the season.


Stephen Curry became the fifth player in Warriors history to score 14,000 points, ending the game with 14,023 and joining Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, Paul Arizin, and Chris Mullin on the franchise list.


Stephen Curry subsequently missed nearly six weeks, returning to action in Game 2 of the Warriors' second-round playoff series against the Pelicans.


Stephen Curry scored 31 in the first half and finished with his sixth career 50-point game and made 10 or more 3s for the 10th time.


In Game 1 of the Warriors' first-round playoff series against the Clippers, Stephen Curry scored 38 points and made 8 three-pointers to give him the most in postseason history, passing Ray Allen.


Stephen Curry faced his brother Seth in that Finals series, making them the first set of brothers to face each other in an NBA playoff series.


Stephen Curry became the sixth player in NBA history to score 35 or more in the first four games of a series.


On October 30,2019, against the Phoenix Suns in the fourth game of the season, Stephen Curry drove to the basket and collided with the Suns' Aron Baynes, who was trying to take a charge.


Baynes fell on Stephen Curry's left hand, which required surgery to repair his broken second metacarpal.


Stephen Curry was expected to be out at least three months.


Stephen Curry had 78 three-pointers during that span, the most in NBA history over 11 regular season games.


Stephen Curry's play rekindled talk of him being a candidate for his third MVP award.


Stephen Curry scored 46 points in the regular-season finale against Memphis to hold off Bradley Beal and secure his second scoring title as the oldest player in NBA history to average more than 30 points per game in a single season, finishing with a 32.0 point average.


Stephen Curry scored 50 points ; he set the record for most three-pointers made in an All-Star quarter, half, and game, and was named the All-Star Game MVP.


Stephen Curry became the 49th player in NBA history to rack up 20,000 points.


Stephen Curry became the first player in NBA history to make 5+ threes in four consecutive Finals games.


Stephen Curry became the second-oldest player in NBA Finals history to record a 40-point, 10-rebound game behind only LeBron James in 2020.


In Game 5 of the Finals, Stephen Curry passed Boston Celtics legend John Havlicek for 10th on the all-time Finals assists list.


Stephen Curry was named the NBA Finals MVP unanimously after averaging 31.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 2.0 steals per game.


Stephen Curry tied Michael Jordan for the second-most 50-point games after turning 30 years old, with six.


Stephen Curry became the second oldest player in NBA history to record at least 30 points and 15 assists in a game.


The next day, Stephen Curry was named a Western Conference starter for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game, marking his ninth overall selection.


Stephen Curry surpassed Wilt Chamberlain for the most field goals made in Warriors history with 7,222.


Stephen Curry became the first player in NBA history to score at least 10,000 career points off of three-pointers.


Stephen Curry surpassed Michael Jordan as having the most 50+ point games after turning 30 years old and is tied with Wilt Chamberlain at 7 games.


Stephen Curry surpassed Kevin Durant's previous record of 48, for the most points scored in a Game 7 in NBA history; however, this record was broken by Jayson Tatum later that year.


Stephen Curry tied Karl Malone's record for the most points in a playoff game at age 35 or older.


On June 6,2016, Stephen Curry withdrew from consideration for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, citing ankle and knee ailments as the major reason behind the decision.


Stephen Curry is the Warriors' all-time free-throw leader, and has led the NBA in free throw percentage four times.


Stephen Curry has been selected to eight All-NBA Teams and voted league MVP twice.


Stephen Curry is used more for his offense while his teammates, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, take on more defensive assignments.


Stephen Curry is known for his ball handling and playmaking, and for putting pressure on defenses with his long range, leading the NBA in field goals made from beyond 28 feet in 2016.


Stephen Curry is the fastest player in league history to make 2,000 career three-pointers, doing so in 227 fewer games than the previous record-holder, Ray Allen.


Additionally, Stephen Curry is the fastest player to make 100 three-pointers in a season, doing so in just 19 games, breaking his own previous record of 20 games.


NBA analysts say that Stephen Curry's scoring creates a "gravity" effect, forcing opposing defenders to double-team him even when he does not have the ball, which creates mismatches that his teammates exploit.


Stephen Curry's absence slows the Warriors offense and leads to less passing and ball movement.


Stephen Curry's absence makes it much easier for defenders to switch on screens.


Stephen Curry is widely considered to be the greatest shooter in NBA history.


Stephen Curry is credited with revolutionizing the game of basketball by inspiring teams, from high school to the NBA, to regularly use the three-point shot.


Catch and shoot players existed, but Stephen Curry's success inspired the league to abandon physical play around the basket and to embrace a pace and space and three-point shooting style.


Stephen Curry regularly takes shots from between 30 and 35 feet.


Stephen Curry can make the shots with elite ball handling, off the dribble, and often with an extremely quick release, from anywhere on the court and with one or more defenders on him.


Stephen Curry said that he is sure coaches tell their high school players that shooting the way he does takes work and time.


Stephen Curry took that noble idea and elevated it beyond any reasonable expectation.


Stephen Curry is considered one of the greatest Davidson Wildcats men's basketball players of all time.


On July 30,2011, Stephen Curry married longtime girlfriend and Toronto-area native Ayesha Alexander in Charlotte.


In July 2019, Stephen Curry paid $31 million for a home in Atherton, California.


Stephen Curry's younger brother, Seth, is a professional basketball player, and his younger sister, Sydel, played volleyball at Elon University.


On some of his "Stephen Curry One" basketball shoes, there is a lace loop scripted "4:13".


Stephen Curry is an investor in Active Faith, a Christian sports apparel brand.


Stephen Curry suffers from keratoconus and wears contact lenses to correct his vision.


Stephen Curry is an avid golfer; he started playing golf at the age of 10, played golf in high school, and frequently plays golf with teammate Andre Iguodala.


Stephen Curry is one of the most successful players in the NBA, and has become an international celebrity, on par with four-time MVP LeBron James.


ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry reasoned that one reason for Stephen Curry's popularity is that while most people are not tall enough to dunk, everyone can attempt a shot, which is something Stephen Curry inspires.


Stephen Curry is proof that if you work hard enough, you can still find ways to dominate, no matter your size.


Monte Poole of NBC Sports found Stephen Curry to be "the most human of superstars," with a childlike aura to him when he plays with success.


Stephen Curry is widely known for his partnership with Under Armour, where he is considered to be the "face of their footwear line".


Originally signed to Nike, Stephen Curry partnered with Under Armour in the 2013 offseason.


In September 2017, it was announced that Stephen Curry had signed an exclusive autograph contract with Steiner Sports Memorabilia.


In October 2018, Stephen Curry announced his involvement with the relaunch of Palm, a mobile companion device that pairs with a primary smartphone.


Stephen Curry is an investor and the leading brand ambassador for Palm, a small startup based in San Francisco which licenses the Palm name from TCL Corporation.


Stephen Curry is involved with designing and testing accessories and even helped to name the device.


In October 2019, Stephen Curry invested in SnapTravel, a technology company that focuses on travel and ticket search.


In 2021, Stephen Curry, among other high-profile athletes and celebrities, was a paid spokesperson for FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange.


In 2012, Stephen Curry started donating three insecticide-treated mosquito nets for every three-pointer he made to the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign to combat malaria.


Stephen Curry was first introduced to the malaria cause by Davidson teammate Bryant Barr when they were both in school.


In 2015, Stephen Curry wore sneakers that had Deah Shaddy Barakat's name on them; he was one of the victims of the 2015 Chapel Hill shooting.


In December 2018, while on a podcast, Stephen Curry questioned whether the Apollo program's Moon landing actually happened, which received substantial media attention and criticism.


Stephen Curry later said that he was joking about the Moon landing not having happened.


Stephen Curry had Under Armour create some shoes inspired by the comment and subsequent discussion.


In October 2018, Stephen Curry signed on as executive producer of the film Breakthrough, scheduled for release in April 2019.


Stephen Curry was executive producer of the film Emanuel, scheduled for US theatrical release in select theaters on June 17,2019.


On June 24,2020, Stephen Curry released a trailer for his new show on his YouTube channel, which is called Ultimate Home Championships, a show featuring people such as DeAndre Jordan, Ronda Rousey, and Kristopher London where contestants compete in wacky at-home challenges using things in their home.


Stephen Curry is the executive producer of an animated revival of the 1970s sitcom Good Times with its original executive producer, Norman Lear, and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.


In December 2021, Stephen Curry voiced his support for the For the People Act, an election reform bill aimed at expanding voting rights.


In 2023, Stephen Curry opposed the development of multi-family housing in the wealthy enclave of Atherton, California where he and his family live.