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I’m not a guy who’s going to be trying to bash people over the head with the Bible. I want people to know when they see me play that something is different and whether I’m talking about it or not, I just hope by the way I carry myself and by the way I play the game, they can see there’s something different about that guy. And they find out what it is and then they know it’s part of who I am” – Steph Curry (May/June 2016 edition; FCA(Fellowship of Christian Athletes)Magazine)

Yep!!! Its Curry time, the three-point king of basketball.

NAME: Wardell Stephen Curry II

Date of Birth: March 14 1988

Country: U. S. A

Sport: Basketball

Position: Point Guard*

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Stephen Curry is an American professional basketball player currently playing for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association(NBA). Many have called him the greatest shooter in NBA history.

This child-faced humble looking athlete is the son of Sonya and Dell Curry (who is a retired basketball player). Steph curry was born into a christian home with his younger brother, Seth, who is also a basketball player and his Sydel, a volleyball player.

Steph Curry has said that going to church was just a normal routine for him until the third grade in school when an alter-call was made and there and then gave his life to Christ and since then his faith in God has continued to grow with the help of his parents.

stephen_curry3In the 2014-2015 NBA season curry won the NBA most valuable player award and led the warriors to their first championship since 1975. The following season, he became the first player in NBA history to be elected MVP by a unanimous vote. Also that year, his team broke the record for the most wins in an NBA season.

Steph is popularly known for his three- points scoring ability. During the 2012-2013 season, Curry set the NBA record for three-pointers in a season with 272 points. He surpassed that record in 2015 with 286 points and again in 2016 with 402. So therefore Steph Curry holds the record for the highest number of three pointers made in a single season. Mehn! this guy is on fire.

Even though he never had it easy-going for him in his early days as a basketball player due to his lanky frame and persistent injuries to his ankles, he has risen up to be one of the NBA’s most revered players.

As a devout Christian Steph Curry who has won the MVP award twice stated in one of his MVP speeches that “People should know who I represent and why I am, who I am and that’s because of my Lord and savior.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry heads down the court after making a three point shot during the second half of the Golden State Warriors 106-101 win over the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry heads down the court after making a three point shot during the second half of the Golden State Warriors 106-101 win over the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

When Steph Curry scores, he beats his chest and points his index finger upwards, saying the reason he does this is to show a heart for God and as a reminder that he plays for God. This suggestion was given to him by his mother during his college days as a reminder that God gets all the glory for his success.

steph-curry-shoes-i-can-do-all-thingsOne of the most outspoken Christian athlete and a very humble basketball player, he is never shy to show who he lives for and on his basketball shoes he has the scripture Philippians 4:13 inscribed on it which was endorsed by his brand (UnderArmor). He has said that “There’s more to me than just this jersey I wear and that’s Christ living inside of me.”

Steph Curry is happily married to Ayesha curry and together they have two kids Riley a girl and Ryan a boy. They have become one of the most influential couples in America through their tweets where they share their love of God with the world.

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In 2012, curry started donating three insecticide-treated mosquito nets for every three pointer he made to the UN foundation (Nothing but Nets) campaign to combat malaria in Africa.

There is so much to say about Steph Curry but what I have learnt from him is that  when you work hard and you are also in Christ you set the pace, you set and break records, you become a person of influence and people are drawn to you and when people are drawn to you as a Christian they are also drawn to Christ. So no matter where you are always ensure that you use your God-given talents to draw people to him. Never be ashamed to live for Christ and you will see his light shine through you. Thank you.

*Point Guard- the player who directs the teams offence.

Thank you for reading and God bless you.

Oshiogwemoh Oshone

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