A Shining Star: Why Stephen Curry is currently the NBA’s best player
Entering his 12th professional season as an NBA player and the later stages of his career, at 33 years of age Steph Curry is showing no signs of slowing down. The Golden State star notched 32 points which propelled his team to a 131-119 victory over the NBA-leading Utah Jazz in their last outing.
Who is Steph Curry?
Steph Curry currently plays for the Golden State Warriors where last year he was voted the NBA’s Most Valuable Player and led his team to the Championship. He is the teams’ guard and considered by many as the best shooter that ever played the sport.
Steph started off with pretty much nothing. Although his Dad was an NBA player himself, he only had a rickety old basketball hoop to practice with. He learned to dribble over rocks, gravel and potholes. ‘Make it work no matter what you have to work with – that’s something that stuck with me very early on’, Curry said in a recent interview.
While considered as the best shooter around, he is also one of most popular basketball players in the world, and of the most successful for that matter. He has won two NBA championships in the last few years and the Warriors are still the team to beat. He won back to back MVP awards, and has set an astonishing number of records in shooting categories.
His coach Steven Kerr who played for a number of years with the legendary Michael Jordan with the Bulls, has said that Curry is the most impactful player in the history of the NBA. There is no doubt of Curry’s talents, which is continuously being evident through defenses having to adopt and focus more on him than they have for other players.
Ever since he became a star figure in the NBA, Stephen Curry makes sure he gives something back to the less fortunate. He supports a charity that provides sleeping nets to families in Africa. These nets keep people safe from mosquitos that could potentially carry disease.
Curry is so passionate about charity and helping, that he has promised to donate 3 nets for every 3-point shot he makes. Judging by his current success on the field, that is a lot of nets he is donating. Between 2012 and 2015 he donated almost 2,500 nets.
Red-Hot Curry only getting better
Curry turned in another magical performance in his team’s last outing where he is now averaging 30 points per game while shooting 49 percent from the field. Add that with 43.5 percent from beyond the arc and 93 percent shooting at the free-throw line.
After missing almost the entirety of the 2019-2020 campaign due to injury, the two-time NBA MVP has come back stronger than ever to dominate the league once more. Many are left wondering how at 33 he is continuing to get better, bigger, stronger, and faster.
At an age where most players his age start to show signs of fatigue and wear and tear, Curry is only showing signs of progress and elevation to his game. That is certainly a scary thought for his opponents, but an obviously blessing for his team.