Steph Curry Height – How Tall is Stephen Curry?
Wardell Stephen Curry popularly known as Steph Curry is 6’3”.
Steph Curry is a popular figure in the sporting world, more so in the world of NBA. He is seen to be the face of the game owing to his great achievements and successes in the sport. Most of us know about Steph Curry only for the reason that he plays professional basketball but there is more to his person than meets the eye.
Steph Curry was born in Akron, Ohio to Dell Curry and Sonya and was brought up in Charlotte where his father played professional basketball. He comes from a sporting family with a basketballer father and younger brother (Seth); and a volleyballer mother and sister (Sydel). Steph and Seth would accompany their father Dell to his games and they would take part in the team’s warm-up.
Steph Curry started playing basketball at a young age and when so much focus was put on a player’s physical attributes more so the height. Players who were less physical then would have a hard time thriving in the basketball world. Steph Curry has successfully demystified this line of thought in a number of ways including; bringing a change in the style of play from that of physicality to a somewhat mental style and that one can still be a great basketballer regardless of their height. This can be evidenced by Sky Sports’ Owen Davis comment that “After all, not everyone is blessed with supreme height and athleticism, but everyone can learn to pass, dribble and shoot. Curry is proof that if you work hard enough, you can still find ways to dominate, no matter your size.”
Steph Curry’s Basketball Career
Steph Curry’s basketball career can be traced back to his days in high school where he played for the school’s basketball team. Even then, he produced great results for his team and in his freshman season, his scoring record placed him second to Kevin Durant. He became the fourth college student to score over 30 points in the first 4 games in a career NCAA tournament. He held a joint record with Darrin Fitzgerald of the most 3 pointers in a single season at 158 and later broke the record while playing against top side Kansas Jayhawks where he scored his 159th. He failed to score only once during his entire college basketball life when they played Loyola in a game which also ended without double-digit points. He also missed only one game due to an injury caused by a rolled ankle. Steph Curry finished his collegiate season as the NCAA scoring leader before opting out of his senior year at Davidson though stating his ambition to earn a degree.
Steph Curry’s career took shape when he joined the Golden State Warriors in 2009. He had a commendable second half of that season putting him in the race for rookie of the year award. He finished as the runner up for the award behind Tyreke Evans. He finished the 2009-2010 season with 166 three-pointers, the highest ever recorded by a rookie in the history of NBA. In the following season, he received the NBA Sportsmanship Award and underwent surgery on his right ankle in the same season. Prior to the 2012-2013 season, Curry renewed his contract with the Warriors at $44 million for 4 years, a move that was considered risky due to his injury woes at that time. In the same season, Curry and Klay Thompson were known for their perimeter scoring record which earned them a nickname ‘The Splash Brothers.’ He also broke an existing single season three-pointer scoring record (252 by Ray Allen) and set a new one at 272 three-pointers with fewer attempts than Ray. Warriors’ coach Steve Kerr has mused at Curry’s hand-eye coordination stating that it’s the greatest ever witnessed.
Curry’s preferred three-pointer type of game has revolutionized the game of basketball and has become an inspiration to high schools and upcoming basket-ballers. Steve Kerr’s preferred style is ‘pace and space shooting’ which gives Curry an opportunity to thrive since he can shoot more from a range and score three-pointers. The phenomenal form of the Golden State Warriors is attributable to this style of play and the fact that Curry plays for them. He has made the team a force to reckon with and with an incredible winning record. In the 2014-2015 season, Steph broke his record for the number of three-pointers made per season and was also voted the NBA most valuable player.
Steph is among the best basketball players of all time and the best 3 point shooter in the history of the NBA. Sports Illustrated ranked him third best basketballer of all time behind Durant and LeBron James while ESPN ranked him second behind LeBron.
Social Life and Faith.
Curry got married to his longtime girlfriend Ayesha Alexander in 2011 and they have since been blessed with 3 children.
Steph is a believer of God and he has not been shy to state this. In his MVP speech, he is quoted as having said, “People should know who I represent and why I am who I am, and that’s because of my Lord and Savior.” He also pounds his chest and points up to signify that he plays for God. He also has a tattoo in Hebrew quoted from 1st Corinthians 13:8 and ‘Curry One’ shoelace loop written “4:13” from the book of Philippians.
Curry has been instrumental in charity work especially fighting malaria. In 2012, he started donating 3 treated mosquito nets to the UN for every three-pointer he made. In 2015, he was invited to President Obama’s Malaria Initiative launch where he delivered a five-minute address to dignitaries. He also received the Kia-Community Assist Award for his role in ‘Nothing But Nets’ an initiative to supply mosquito nets to the less abled.
Unknown to many, Curry is an avid golf player. He was pictured playing golf with President Obama in what he termed as continuing to play professional sports away from what he is already established in.
Forbes has ranked Steph Curry as the world’s highest paid celebrity in endorsements. His jersey was also the top seller in the NBA for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons. In addition to this, he has contracts with Under Amour and previously with Nike among other companies. Sale of products in these companies affects their positions in the stock market depending on the sales made.
Stephen Curry Legacy
Steph Curry has no doubt created a legacy. He has inspired some sort of revolution in the game moving away from a game of dunking which was discriminatory in that, people of a certain height could not play to a game o shooting which is playable by anyone. He has been referred to as ‘the Jordan of the three-point era.’ His three-point skill is what the dunk was to Michael Jordan. There you have it for Steph Curry Height.