Stephen Curry, in full Wardell Stephen Curry II, byname Steph, (conceived March 14, 1988, Akron, Ohio, U.S.), American professional basketball player who drove the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA) to titles in 2014–15, 2016–17, and 2017–18 and to the best customary season record in league history (73–9) in 2015–16.
Curry grew up drenched in basketball as the child of 16-year NBA veteran sharpshooter Dell Curry. The more youthful Curry took in the complexities of the game from his father. His sharp shooting and high "basketball IQ" were insufficient to influence college mentors to ignore his wiry casing and unremarkable 6-foot (1.8-meter) stature. He didn't get grant offers from real college basketball programs and went to Davidson (North Carolina) College, which had an enlistment of less than 2,000 understudies. He rapidly made his imprint, in any case, averaging 21.5 focuses per game as a green bean to lead all first-year players in the nation. Curry turned into a national sensation during his sophomore season, when he drove tenth seeded Davidson on an implausible rushed to the Elite Eight of the National Collegiate Athletic Association men's top-division basketball title competition in a presentation that included what might before long be perceived as his mark shot: a three-pointer from well outside the line. His lesser season did not include any such postseason heroics, yet his normal of 28.6 focuses per game drove the nation, and he was named an accord first-group All-American. He then entered the 2009 NBA draft, in which he was chosen by the Warriors with the seventh generally speaking pick.
Curry had a quick effect with the Warriors, turning into the group's beginning stage protect and averaging 17.5 focuses per game in his first season. A progression of lower leg sprains prompted Curry's playing only 26 diversions in the 2011–12 season, and he experienced off-season tendon medical procedure. He then marked an unobtrusive four-year $44 million contract expansion that enabled Golden State to encompass its sprouting star with other gifted players. Curry drove the league in three-pointers made (272) in 2012–13. The accompanying season he rehashed that accomplishment (with 261) and earned his first All-Star determination. In 2014–15 he made a then-record 286 three-pointers while driving the Warriors to a NBA-best 67–15 record and was named the league's Most Valuable Player (MVP). In the accompanying postseason, Curry moved the Warriors to the establishment's first title in 40 years over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Curry drove his group to considerably more noteworthy statures in 2015–16, as Golden State bested the 1995–96 Chicago Bulls' 72–10 standard season record by one extra triumph. He likewise beat the NBA with a normal of 30.1 focuses per game and broke his very own league standard by making a surprising 402 three-point shots. Curry earned his second sequential MVP grant for his endeavors and turned into the main individual to be casted a ballot MVP consistently. Nonetheless, the Warriors' noteworthy season at last finished in stunning dissatisfaction as the group gave up a 3–1 NBA finals lead to the Cavaliers.
In 2016–17 Curry drove the NBA in three-point field objectives made (324) for a fifth straight season as the Warriors again drove the NBA in wins (67). Brilliant State then kept running off a phenomenal 12 straight triumphs to open the postseason and won a third continuous Western Conference title. The Warriors at last had a postseason misfortune in game four of the NBA finals, however the group bounced back to vanquish the Cavaliers in five amusements to catch Curry's second NBA title.
Knee damage constrained Curry to 51 recreations during the 2017–18 standard season, finishing his five-year keep running as the league chief in three-point field objectives endeavored and made. He returned during the second round of the play-offs to enable the Warriors to win their fourth continuous gathering title and third NBA title (in a four-game compass of the Cavaliers).