For all the records that he has broken, one peculiar achievement evaded the great Stephen Curry. That is, until Friday night. After years in the NBA, Steph finally showed his prowess when it mattered most. As the Warriors battled the Rockets, Curry made a crucial buzzer-beating game-winner to take his side home.
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Over the past couple of weeks, the Golden State Warriors have faced some minor issues. While Curry has encountered a sudden dip in form, veteran defender and play-maker Draymond Green has been out due to injury. As a result, Steve Kerr and co. have won only 4 out of their last 10 games. Even against Houston, it took a monumental 2nd half effort from the 33-year-old guard to ensure victory GSW. And after his match-winning performance, he went home and left his wife impressed too.
As he has revealed on numerous occasions himself, Curry is a true blue family man. Finding the perfect balance between professional and personal life, the 7-time All-star has excelled both on and off the court. After Friday’s crucial victory, Steph’s wife Ayesha revealed how the world’s best shooter spent the rest of the day with her. It was an ‘aww’ moment to listen to.
Taking to Instagram, Ayesha heaped praise on her husband. She posted a video of the pair together on her story and said, “This guy [Curry] hits a game winner tonight, then proceeds to come home and we do Wordle, and he gets it on the second try.” She captioned the story with an adorable message, “I love you @stephencurry30.”
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If ever there was a doubt, Stephen Curry has proven his all-round abilities. Be it on the court or off of it, he is a serial winner. Can he guide the Warriors and rack up his 4th NBA title this year, to equal the likes of LeBron James?
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Steph Curry put the Dallas Mavericks to bed on Friday night.
Down by as many as 19 points, Curry fueled the Warriors’ furious 126-117 comeback win and inserted the dagger into Dallas’ hopes with a game-sealing 3-pointer with 36.2 seconds left to go up 2-0 in the Western Conference finals.
As the basketball flew out of his hand, Curry appeared to literally say “night night” to the Mavericks.
Steph said: NIGHT NIGHT, DALLAS 💤 pic.twitter.com/qNWiztcrMW
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) May 21, 2022
Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant, whose season was given the “night night” treatment when Golden State defeated the Grizzlies in six games in the Western Conference semifinals, seemed to enjoy the moment on Twitter.
Curry has been outstanding through two games of the Western Conference finals. He posted a double-double in Game 1 with 21 points and 12 rebounds, and he followed it up with a team-high 32 points in Friday’s victory.
Stephen Curry started small, but he’s always been big-time
He was 5-6, baby-faced and 15, a freshman so scrawny that his jersey fit him like a hand-me-down nightgown — so loose it slid down his chest and could not hide his heart.
Playing without consequence as a JV call-up, Charlotte Christian’s next-generation star subbed into a state tournament game going sour against Ravenscroft School. And yet, hidden in that 11-point loss, a seminal moment, a recognition of the play that would become this young man’s staple: a push down the court, a confident pull-up 3, a swish.
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“I remember looking over to my assistants,” Charlotte Christian coach Shonn Brown remembers. “And I said, ‘Okay, we’re just going to hand him the keys to our program.’ ”
And thus, there against the Ravens from Raleigh, Brown saw that the days of junior-varsity-star Stephen Curry were nevermore. That, somehow, the son of Dell Curry could avoid both his father’s shadow and spotlight, take in his teachings and shine on his own stage.
Stephen Curry (Source: Charlotte Christian communications)
Long before Curry’s name led the NBA MVP conversation, long before he obliterated his own record for 3-pointers in a season (286) and led the league in steals, free throw percentage and win shares per 48 minutes, he was Charlotte’s hidden gym rat.
But if no one else did, Curry himself knew what was coming.
“His vision isn’t just the vision of being one step ahead in terms of the action on the court,” explained Bob McKillop, Curry’s coach at Davidson. “His vision is also his ability to see what’s in front of him.”
Burning within the outwardly cool Curry was a dream. Though nationally ignored, developing locally was a legion of Curry believers. The start of something big in the body of someone so small.
That’s Curry. A walking, sharpshooting contradiction. A 3-point maestro full of two-point traits: the baby-faced assassin. The giving scorer. The humble competitor. The late bloomer that found ways to grow faster than his body. An oxymoron with brains.
And that’s why, despite Rivals’ modest three-star rating and the lack of interest from powerhouse schools, those closest to Curry remember something different as he matured into an MVP-caliber player. Coaches Brown and McKillop remember why Curry’s striking lack of size and muscle didn’t matter: he had everything else. A cocktail of traits that fueled his ascent from Signing Day silence to basketball superstardom.
“I never thought there was a physical detriment,” McKillop says. “From the first time I saw him play on a basketball court, I thought he was going to be a star.”
According to Brown, most failed to see what McKillop saw. It was to their detriment.
“Coaches make decisions,” says Brown. “They look at him, he looks like he’s 14, and they all want him to redshirt. But it’s the things that they can’t give him — the things that he already had.”
Sonya, Stephen and Dell Curry (Source: Charlotte Christian communications)
Curry had the work ethic of a cager scorned, the IQ of a player’s son surrounded by the game.
Despite Dell Curry’s 16-year NBA career, after which he retired as the Charlotte Hornets’ all-time leading scorer, his son’s opportunities in the game were not fed to him with silver spoons.
Coach Brown remembers, instead, Curry’s willingness to work. At his home, it took the shape of commonplace chores: washing dogs and dishes. But in the gym, be it at Charlotte Christian or in afterhours sessions with his dad off site, Curry’s focus was extraordinary.
“If we had a 6 a.m. workout, (the Currys) were here,” Brown said. “First ones in. Last ones to leave. Taking game film home and watching it as we’re preparing for opponents.
“Every year he brought something new to his game. And that was truly just a function of him working.”
That ability and desire to improve drew Davidson’s longtime coach to the undersized guard. Curry’s body grew slowly, but his game grew rapidly.
“A lot of people grow, but it takes them a long time to grow,” McKillop said. “He was always getting better. Always wanting to get better.”
The year-to-year improvements spanned all aspects of Curry’s game. He’d come back stronger so he could compete for loose balls in the paint and defend bigger guards. He’d work with his dad to raise his release point and overcome would-be shot-blockers. He’d develop mid-range touch, new passing skills and dribbling moves that made him as much a threat in the lane as beyond the arc.
The fact that he came back taller each season was secondary. According to Brown, his mindset was simple: “I know I’m putting the work in. I know I’m going to excel at this. I have goals in mind and I’m going to make those goals happen.”
McKillop claims that will to work continues to push Curry. The coach says he and his former player spoke before the playoffs — and Curry had work to do: core exercises and cardio to compensate for 17 missed fourth quarters this season, for the 32.7 minutes per game that would pale in comparison to his postseason playing time.
“Here’s a guy who is in the talk for MVP and he’s going to work at his stamina,” McKillop said. “How many guys are going to do that, that late in the season, with that amount of success?
“To me, that’s a great statement about Stephen Curry.”
Coupled with Curry’s dedication to the craft was a precocious understanding for the game. Brown remembers that, early in Curry’s high school career, he was smart to the point of team detriment. Curry would see the floor, the way the play should go, where his teammate should cut. Curry would send a pass sailing out of bounds, where a player with his vision might have been.
But Curry, a subtle but successful communicator, worked with them. They started cutting, started catching. And in a story that would repeat itself, the teammates around Curry got better.
The vision and leadership translated to Davidson. McKillop says Curry stands on “the top of the list” of basketball IQs he has encountered — and this at an elite academic institution. How quickly did that translate into a leadership role?
“The minute he stepped on campus,” McKillop said.
But Curry’s ability to step in and lead did not come solely from who he was as a player in high school. More so, Curry captured the hearts of those close to him because of who he had become as a person.
Stephen Curry (Source: Charlotte Christian communications)
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Hidden beneath his now-famous, now-State Farm sanctioned smile, Curry had killer confidence and competitiveness. McKillop called it Curry’s “quest for excellence” — a “fire that raged within him.”
“He had no fear of failure,” McKillop said. “If he missed a shot, missed five shots, he didn’t care. It didn’t disrupt him. It didn’t destroy his focus. He knew he was going to make the next five.”
Brown saw it play out on and beyond the court. Be it checkers, spades, the arcade golf game Golden Tee, games of HORSE or halfcourt shoot-offs with his dad, Curry never held back. In his own kind, soft-spoken style, Curry wanted you to know he wanted to win, that he could conquer you. No mercy.
Even in his Christian devotion, he showcased his subtle on-court bravado. Etched on his sneaker at Davidson was the scripture from Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things.”
And yet, he had humility. According to Brown and McKillop, the sweet smile, often accompanied by a mangled mouthpiece, isn’t for show. It’s who Stephen Curry is. It’s why he is.
“You find me a pro athlete today that can have that balance between humility and confidence that he has,” McKillop said, “and I’ll be shocked.”
Teammates respond to Curry because he is the rare breed of star that can shoulder great pressure while deflecting great praise. An all-time record holder for single-season 3-pointers that had to be convinced to shoot more.
Brown and his coaching staff sat Curry down during his junior season at Charlotte Christian.
“You gotta take more shots,” Brown told him.
Curry’s fear: “I don’t want guys thinking I’m selfish.”
“Let me rewind it and say it this way,” Brown said. “For us to have more success, you have to take more shots.”
Curry got the message, a message he translates to his game today. Another contradiction: Curry as shooter-distributer prototype. But Brown says that moment truly revealed Curry’s character.
“It was definitely not about him,” Brown said. “He is concerned about what his teammates think. He knows his first job as a point guard is to set people up. That in itself made him a better player.”
It also made Charlotte Christian a better team. They took three trips to the state tournament in Curry’s tenure, including a runner-up finish in 2006. He graduated as the school’s all-time leading scorer, a two-time All-State honoree and a career 48 percent shooter beyond the stripe.
That selflessness also has, reportedly, made Curry an all-star person. Both coaches credit parents Dell and Sonya for instilling in their son strong, Christian values, kindness, and a lack of entitlement. But traits surviving the attention and accolades thrown at NBA superstars today may truly represent Curry’s greatest accomplishment.
Brown and Curry remain close. Early in his NBA career, Curry still came back in the summers, still asked for the keys to the Charlotte Christian gym, held his summer camps at his old school. And even when he isn’t in town, Brown finds a way to go to him. So the coach has witnessed personally how devoted Curry is to his wife and child. How, on the road, he’ll guard himself from the basketball world’s temptations, more likely to be watching game film or the Golf Channel than going out on the town. How Warrior teammates have nothing negative to say about their point guard. How Curry cares for the fans.
It is in that regard, almost solely, where Brown saw Curry struggle. As his national popularity and endorsements hit the stratosphere, Curry discovered the inconvenient truth of superstardom: there isn’t time for everyone. Not everyone gets an autograph or an appearance. As he had on the court, Curry wanted to prove that he could not just score, but assist.
“If you really know him, he would take the time,” Brown said. “He’s so giving that, I wonder, how hard is it when he has to keep walking forward?”
But onward Curry marches. As he has always done, the once too-skinny, three-star recruit that couldn’t get a scholarship from his dad’s alma mater at Virginia Tech keeps getting further. He’s the catalyst of the top-seeded Warriors. He’s on the precipice of winning, perhaps, a title. He’s the most likely candidate to receive the ultimate mantelpiece: the MVP trophy.
And yet, with so much evidence to suggest Curry’s success is here to stay, there’s still something impossible about it all. This guy? With this body? That’s this nice? Is this good?
Brown says yes. But he understands the doubts.
“Even though he’s getting it, he’s not a guy that says, ‘I wanna be in the limelight. Look at me,” Brown said. “But there’s always a doubter over there saying, ‘This can’t be real. There’s got to be something we are going to find.’ ”
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Lewis Hamilton signed supporter’s arm at British Grand Prix… so the fan got it tattooed
A petrol head has thanked Lewis Hamilton after getting the world champion’s signature tattooed onto his arm.
Wayne Adlington took to Twitter to show off his new tattoo and messaged the Mercedes team after he revealed he promised Hamilton that he would get the tattoo.
Hamilton had signed Wayne’s arm with a permanent marker during a parade at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, before ensuring the Brit that he would be getting a permanent momento.
His wife even took a selfie with Hamilton, who smiled at the camera through the fence.
Mercedes tweeted Wayne back saying: “Wow, Wayne that’s incredible! That day and that moment will always be with you now… ”
Hamilton claimed back-to-back British Grand Prix wins when he stormed to victory despite a torrid start at Silverstone.
The 30-year-old has claimed world title gold on the two previous occasions that he has won the Grand Prix and hopes that it is a good omen to spur him towards his third world title.
It could have been so different for Hamilton last weekend, however.
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Lewis Hamilton celebrates his win on the podium with the trophy
Despite being on pole position, the Williams duo of Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa shot off the line to send Hamilton down to third in the early stages.
But Hamilton was smart and intelligent in his tactics and eventually maneuvered his way back to the front of the field to claim a big win in front of the home fans.
“Stephen Curry bought an $8 Million condo to avoid getting stuck in traffic for 20 minutes!”: Warriors’ star got the Four Seasons’ 30th Floor residence to avoid commute to Chase Center
Warriors’ Stephen Curry bought a condo in Four Seasons Residences to avoid traffic on his way to practice at Chase Center
In today’s day and age, the toughest challenge each and every one of us faces is to get good accommodations near the workplace. More often than not, places close to the office are out of our budget, and the ones we can afford are far away from the workplace.
Getting to the office and going back home is often more stressful and tiring than the work itself. Sadly, most of us cannot do anything about the same. However, if your name is Stephen Curry, you sure can. In the summer of 2019, the Warriors bid adieu to Oakland and Oracle Arena, as they moved to their shiny new arena, Chase Center in San Francisco.
When the Warriors moved across the bridge, so did Stephen Curry. He bought a $31 Million home in Atherton, which was a record purchase in the Bay Area at that time. However, commuting from his mansion to the Chase Center was proving to be a hassle.
Stephen Curry bought an $8 Million condo close to Chase Center to avoid traffic
In the summer of 2017, Steph became the first player in NBA history to sign a $200+ million contract. After his 4-year, $44 million contract, he signed a 5-year, $201.15 million contract with the Warriors. With this, Steph now was being paid for his skills properly.
In 2019, when the Warriors shifted to the Chase Center, Steph was having trouble commuting to the new arena from his Atherton home. He was constantly getting late by 20-25 minutes. When people like us get late, we usually just start our day some 30 minutes earlier than usual. However, since he’s Stephen Curry, he decided to just get a new place near Chase Center to avoid the daily traffic.
Steph went out and shelled $8 million to buy the 30th Floor condo at the Four Seasons Residence. The condo is just 5 minutes away from Chase Center and allows Steph to rest before and after the games.
— KTVU (@KTVU) January 22, 2020
An added advantage is that Ayesha Curry‘s restaurant, International Smoke is just a block away.
I guess when you make the kind of money Steph does, you can really eliminate all the things that can distract you from your art.
Adorable photo shows Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry and family at Disneyland
Adorable photo shows Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry and family at Disneyland
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Steph Curry and his wife Ayesha pose on the red-carpet at the NBA 2K16 Uncensored Premiere Event at Marquee on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Stuart Ramson/Invision for 2K/AP Images)
Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry and his wife Ayesha pose on the red-carpet at the NBA 2K16 Uncensored Premiere Event at Marquee on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Stuart Ramson/Invision for 2K/AP Images)
ANAHEIM, Calif. (KGO) — After what looked to be an amazing vacation in Maui, Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry and his family made it to Disneyland!
A photo posted to Instagram by his wife Ayesha shows the two and their daughters posing with big smiles.
Riley, who turns 4 years old next week, is seen wearing a princess costume. And Ryan, who recently turned 1 years old, is seen waving Mickey Mouse ears.
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This adorable photo of the family at the Happiest Place on Earth comes after they vacationed in Maui.
A video shows the family dancing:
Ayesha wrote, “Such a memorable family vacation and amazing way to spend our little girls birthday. We had the best time!!! We couldn’t help ourselves. Dada looking real festive in the back.”
And other photos posted to Instagram show the family posing by the beach and pool.
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