10 Reasons Why Steph Curry is the Most Popular NBA Player
In the past year, Steph Curry has won MVP, an NBA title, and leap-frogged the likes of LeBron, Kobe, KD to become the most popular player in the league. Why do we love him so much?
1. He looks like an ordinary guy
While many superstars are genetic physical freaks, Steph is a skinny guy not much over six feet tall, who relies on skills he's honed over years of practice rather than size or strength.
2. He's a family man with the cutest daughter
Whether interrupting Steph at press conferences or appearing the Nickelodeon Awards, Riley Curry is lovably precocious.
3. He's battled back from injury-plagued early years
While he's ruling the NBA now, Steph had to work hard to overcome a series of injuries and questions about his durability during his early years in the league.
4. He helped Davidson break a 40-year losing streak
Denied scholarships by his preferred colleges, Curry went to Davidson, who hadn't won an NCAA Tournament game since 1969. As a sophomore, Curry led the team to the Elite Eight.
5. Chef Curry With the Pot!
Steph is a loving family man who met his wife as a teenager. As this parody video shows, the couple remain down-to-earth and have a great sense of humor about his fame and their life.
6. He honors his father
Steph has reached unbelievable heights, but never forgets he's standing on his father shoulders. During his MVP speech Steph said how proud he was to be able to follow Del into the NBA.
7. He's a team-first player
Despite being a scoring machine capable of taking over games, Curry always involves his team-mates, averaging seven assists per game for his career, and will defer if others have a hot hand.
8. He's loves basketball but remains humble
While other superstars are brash and trash-talk on and off the court, Curry shows his love of the game with his play, usually remaining calm and humble even when things go wrong.
9. His warm-up routine
Before each game, Steph gets himself ready and gives fans a glimpse of the practice he's put in with his fun dribbling drills.
10. His change-the-game talents
Steph's not just breaking NBA records with the threes he's making, he's lighting it up far beyond the arc, off the dribble, and with players draped over him. We're witnessing greatness.