Stephen Curry, popularly known as Steph and “The Golden Boy,” is one of the most renowned players in the NBA. The point guard of the ever-so-coveted Golden State Warriors and one of the NBA’s top three-point shooters has been a member of the United States senior national team since 2010.
Curry was born in Ohio in 1988 to a teacher mother and an NBA player father. He was reared in North Carolina, where his dad Dell took to the court on behalf of the Hornets.
When did Stephen Curry make his NBA debut?
Stephen Curry had a stellar collegiate career at Davidson, and the GSW picked him as the 7th overall pick in the 2009 draft as they were attempting to rebuild their entire organization. Steph recorded nine mistakes in the first half of his debut game, yet still managed to lead his team to victory.
Curry has been the NCAA’s top scorer ever since that contest. His father was still unsure. “We passed the coach in the airport, and he tells me and my wife, ‘Your son’s going to make a lot of money from this game one day’. I’m thinking, ‘maybe overseas’.”
13 years ago today, STEPH CURRY made his NBA debut!
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Curry with seven assists, two rebounds, and four steals finished with 14 points on 7-for-12 shooting in a 108-107 loss to the Houston Rockets, displaying some of the play that has distinguished his Warriors career. With 166 made 3-pointers as a rookie, “The Baby Faced Assassin” led Golden State in that category.
He also averaged 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, and 1.9 steals a game (a total that ranked sixth in the NBA as well). The guard combination in the NBA with the highest averages of points, rebounds, assists, and steals per game was Curry and the seasoned Monta Ellis (66.8 ppg combined).
Curry’s five 30-10 performances in that season tied for the second-most in NBA history and were the most by a rookie since Michael Jordan (1984–85). (Oscar Robertson 25, 1960-61)
Looking at Warriors’ Steph Curry’s legacy and career
Curry averaged 17.5 points per game in his first season with the Warriors, and he quickly became the team’s starting point guard. Due to a number of ankle problems, “The Golden Boy” participated in a mere 26 games during the 2011–12 season. He also underwent ligament surgery in the offseason.
In 2012–13, Curry has the most made three-pointers in the league (272). The next year, with a score of 261, he equaled it, giving him his first All-Star selection. He scored a then-record 286 three-pointers while leading the Warriors to an NBA-best 67-15 record in 2014–15, earning the league’s Most Valuable Player award (MVP). The following postseason, Steph guided the Warriors to claim their inaugural championship in four decades by vanquishing the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Stephen was only able to play in 51 games of the 2017–18 regular season due to a knee injury, ending a five-year streak in which he led the league in both attempted and made three-point field baskets. Curry kept up his impressive play in 2018–19, averaging 27.3 points per game and making the NBA’s first team. He led the Warriors to their fifth straight conference championship in the playoffs, which is the most consecutive victory since the NBA introduced conferences in 1970–1971.
Curry found his form again and had an outstanding 2020–21 season, leading the NBA with 32 points per game, although despite the club having a winning record, they failed to make the playoffs. In December 2021, “The Chef” conjured up a significant milestone in the annals of NBA history by surpassing the previous record with the 2,974th successful three-point field goal of his glowing professional career.
Stephen Curry has amassed a tremendous social media following of more than 53 million fans over his incredible career, earning him four NBA championship rings so far.