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2019 Top 10 NBA Players, #4 Stephen Curry

If you want to check out the best NBA Players' biographies, here’s the Stephen Curry Biography, a brief recap on the career of one of the top superstars in the league.

Stephen Curry Biography: Professional Career

Let’s start with Curry’s impressive stats:

  • 3× NBA champion (2015, 2017, 2018)
  • 2× NBA Most Valuable Player (2015, 2016)
  • 6× NBA All-Star (2014–2019)
  • 3× All-NBA First Team (2015, 2016, 2019)
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team (2014, 2017)
  • All-NBA Third Team (2018)
  • NBA scoring champion (2016)
  • NBA steals leader (2016)
  • 50–40–90 club (2016)
  • NBA Three-Point Contest champion (2015)
  • NBA Sportsmanship Award (2011)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2010)
  • AP Athlete of the Year (2015)
  • Consensus first-team All-American (2009)
  • Consensus second-team All-American (2008)
  • NCAA season scoring leader (2009)
  • 2× SoCon Player of the Year (2008, 2009)

Golden State Warriors

Curry began his run at the NBA back in 2009, when he got selected as the seventh overall pick during that year’s draft by his current team, the Warriors.

He had an impressive first season, which allowed him to finish second in the race for the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, losing to Tyreke Evans.

Curry finished his first season with a very impressive stat when he became the only rookie in the history of the league to end his initial season with 166 three-pointers.

The following two seasons were a bit slow for Curry as he was forced to undergo ankle surgery, but before the 2012-13 season, Golden State granted Curry a 4-year contract extension worth $44 million.

At that point, a lot of professional analysts considered this to be a risky move for the Warriors due to Curry’s recent injuries. Soon the player was proving everybody wrong, as he and teammate Klay Thompson acquired a reputation for their accurate perimeter scoring proficiency, being nicknamed the “Splash Brothers.”

Three-Pointer Records

During this period, Curry established an outstanding record: he scored 272 3-pointers during a single season, breaking the previous mark, which was set by Ray Allen of 269 in 2005-06.

Curry continued to break records during this same season, as he managed to score 50-plus points while also hitting 10-plus 3-pointers in a single match, a first in the history of the NBA.

He finished the season by breaking another record, he ended up with 314 3-pointers on a single season, another first in NBA history.

2013-14 Season

Curry led the league in 3-pointers scored for a second straight season, a first since Ray Allen did it from 2001 to 2003 and, on December 7, he became the top 3-point scorer in the history of the franchise, eclipsing the record of 700 imposed by Jason Richardson.

This was also the first year he made an All-Star appearance, turning into the first player from Golden State to get the All-Star honors since Latrell Sprewell did it back in 1995.

The Warriors acquired the sixth playoffs seed, and got defeated by the Clippers 4-3 in the first round.

2014-15 Season: NBA Title and MVP

This was the season when Steve Kerr took on as the head coach for the Warriors.

The new coach knew he had some talented stars within the team’s roster, and that led him to implement some changes, including some for Curry himself.

Kerr gave Curry more freedom to shoot, allowing the franchise to turn into a title contender immediately. The Warriors went on to finish their season with a total of 67 victories and Curry received the Most Valuable Player Award for the first time during his career.

The good performance from his teammates allowed Curry to seat for a total of 17 fourth quarters.

Then came the playoffs

Curry and the Warriors swept the New Orleans Pelicans in four games, to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals, where they played the Grizzlies. In Game 5, vs the New Orleans Pelicans, at the second round, Curry made league history by becoming the first player in the NBA to register 6 three-pointers and 6 steals in a single match.

In Game 6 of the Conference Semifinals he came up with another career-high as he scored 8 three-pointers en route to a 4-2 series victory over Memphis.

The Conference Finals matched the Warriors with the Rockets, and Curry was once again the king of the 3-pointers as he broke the league’s record for most three-pointers scored during a single postseason.

Golden State went on to defeat the Rockets 4 to 1, allowing them to advance to the NBA Finals, where they faced LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The beginning of this series was a bit tough for Curry, but he was back to being himself for Game 5, scoring 37 points, and helping his team to reach the sixth game.

The Warriors went on to defeat the Cavs in six games, allowing the team to win their first championship title in 40 years.

2015-16: Another Title, Another MVP

Curry opened this season phenomenally, scoring 118 points during his first three regular-season games, a first since Michael Jordan did it back in 1989-90.

Golden State continued to acquire historical figures thanks to Curry and his teammates, as the franchise became the first in the history of the league to start 16-0, improving this record even more by December 2015, as a victory over the Celtics put their numbers at 24-0. This season also marked the time when Curry broke his own record of threes in a single season, leaving the new mark at 402.

And then, on April 7, 2016, after a 112-101 win over the Spurs, he helped his team to become just the second franchise in the history of the league to win 70 games in a single season.

After such an impressive campaign, Curry was granted the MVP honors once again, turning into just the eleventh player in the history of the league to get the Most Valuable Player Award in back-to-back seasons.

The playoffs.

This was a difficult period for Curry, as the player was recovering from a right MCL injury that forced him to miss the second halves of games one and four of their first round series versus the Rockets.

Despite this, the Warriors were able to advance after defeating Houston 4-1.

The same injury continued to bother Curry, who missed the first 3 matches of their Western Conference Semifinals against the Trail Blazers. He seemed fully recovered for the fourth game, scoring 40 points off the bench, in what was a 132-125 overtime win for the Warriors.

17 of those 40 points for Curry came during overtime, a new record for points scored during overtime by a player. At this point the series was 3-1 favoring Portland, but the team recovered, and ended up winning the series 4-3.

They faced the Cavs in what was Golden State’s second straight NBA Finals.

The Finals began in a positive note for the Warriors as they were ahead 3-1, but they lost that advantage, and became the first team in the history of the NBA Finals to lose a series after leading 3-1.

This allowed the Cavs to win the first championship title in the history of the Cleveland franchise.

2016-17 Season

This was an incredibly successful season for Curry! He scored 13 three-pointers versus the Pelicans, turning him into the first player to score so many three-pointers during a single regular-season game.

He also managed to reach the 1600 points in his career, becoming the fastest player to reach that mark.

Curry also became the first player in the history of the franchise to score 200 or more 3-pointers during five straight seasons.

Curry and the Warriors experienced an unforgettable playoff run, as they managed to sweep the Trail Blazers, the Jazz, and the Spurs, making it to the NBA Finals, where they beat the Cavs 4-1.

2017-18 Season

Before this season started, Curry signed the first supermax contract in the history of the NBA, agreeing to a 5-year extension worth $200 million.

He began the season with another amazing record, he achieved the 2,000 career 3-pointers in just 597 games, 277 less than Ray Allen, the holder of the previous mark.

He acquired this record during a 125-115 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, and things were black and white for Curry during this match, as he also got injured, missing the next 11 games.

Curry got injured once again on March 23. He suffered a MCL sprain to his left knee, missing another six weeks.

Stephen made his return when his team was already disputing the second round of that year’s playoffs versus the Pelicans.

He performed well throughout the rest of the postseason, allowing his team to advance to the Western Conference Finals, where they beat the Rockets to advance to the NBA Finals once again.

He scored 37 points during a 108-85 victory that gave the Warriors the series victory over the Cavs, and a second straight title for the Golden State franchise.

Although Curry was able to lead his team to another title, the league felt that the effort of James Harden during the season was of a higher caliber than Curry’s, granting the MVP to the Rockets player.

2018-19 Season

The Warriors, with Curry as their leader, made it to the postseason once again, acquiring the first seed in the Western Conference with a 57-25 record.

The team defeated the Clippers at the first round in six games, and then took down the Rockets in the same number of games.

Then, they swept the Trail Blazers in four games, advancing to the NBA Finals, where they faced the Raptors.

At the end, Toronto’s perseverance was bigger than Golden State’s legacy, allowing the Raptors to capture the first title in the history of the Canadian franchise.

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