‘Chef’ Stephen Curry’s journey from boy who couldn’t pass the eye test to NBA great

Stephen Curry, a four-time NBA champion with the Golden State Warriors, shared that he failed an eye test as a kid trying to take up the sport before becoming one of the players. great defender.

Stephen Curry is always a familiar name to those who love the orange ball . 

He played as a ball defender and was known as one of the best ball defenders of all time. 

Many experts and players consider Curry to be the greatest shooter in NBA history. 

Curry is also credited with revolutionizing the game of basketball by inspiring greater use of three-point shots.

The 36-year-old has flourished as one of professional basketball’s most recognizable figures over the past decade, holding the highest career free throw percentage in NBA history (91, 0%) and the NBA record for three-pointers made in a regular season with 402 in 2016, beating his own previous record of 286.


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The “Three-Throwing Machine” won NBA titles in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2022, and was named NBA MVP in 2015 and 2016 and was an NBA All-Star 10 times. 

“ It’s great to talk about the origins of my basketball career. 

Basketball is in my blood. 

My dad Dell Curry played in the NBA for 16 years, and so there was a little bit of internal conflict about making basketball part of the family business ,” Curry said. 

However, his journey to the top was not an easy one. 

Stephen Curry once shared:


“ When I started playing organized basketball at the age of 9, I was underweight and didn’t really pass the eye test. 

I always had this underrated mindset from the beginning. 

There were so many people who told me I couldn’t do it or couldn’t do it.

At that point, I pretty much had to accept all of it, and at almost every level from basketball at age 9 to high school.

Junior high, to high school basketball, there were a lot of barriers in who I thought I was as a basketball player, and not knowing what people thought of me.


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The familiar celebration of the three-throwing machine

I carried that underrated spirit along the way, not receiving many college admissions letters or scholarship offers from many of the major schools with a reputation in college basketball, until I officially received The offer was from Davidson College, a small liberal arts school in North Carolina with about 1,900 students at the time, and all I needed was a little opportunity and a coach who believed in me.

The rest is history from there as I followed my purpose as a basketball player, developing a great work ethic that I still rely on to this day. 

Now I have played 15 years in the NBA and will try to last as long as possible, but that thought of being underrated still exists and persists in me to this day.”


The son of former NBA player Dell Curry and the older brother of current NBA player Seth Curry, Stephen Curry played for the college basketball team Davidson Wildcats. 

He set all-time scoring records for both Davidson and the Southern League, and was twice named League Player of the Year. 

During his sophomore year, Curry also set the NCAA record for most three-pointers made in a single season, and was later selected by the Warriors with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.
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When asked where his motivation came from to continue pursuing his dream career, Curry said it was something he felt was always there.

” I had it but it was confirmed by people who saw how I express myself.

Sometimes you can call it a bit delusional.

You can see me as a skinny kid trying to guard the best player on the floor, trying to compete with tall opponents than me because I feel like I belong.

“But the people around me confirmed: keep doing what you’re doing, keep believing in yourself and always have the mindset of taking advantage of every opportunity to play basketball. 

I brought that with me. 

The difficult thing now is that when you achieve a little bit of success, you tend to lose that spirit and mindset, and I have to remind myself of where I came from and how far I’ve come.” , 

 Chef Curry shared his motivation to maintain his passion.

Looking at the current generation of youth basketball,

Curry said, ” I see the next generation of youth as having the ability to influence and inspire, and help create opportunities in some of the work I’m doing off the court.” .

I feel like there’s something approachable in the way I play the game.

Even when you see me playing against guys in the NBA right now, I still look like the smallest guy out there, but I try playing above my stature.

People were attracted to the way I played and hopefully it was inspired .”


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