Steph Curry burst onto the national radar when he helped his Davidson Wildcats go on a Cinderella run in the 2008 NCAA Tournament that ultimately ended with an Elite Eight appearance and loss. He was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in 2009 No. 7 overall and, since then, he’s done nothing more than become a household name. It’s safe to say Curry has the NBA by storm, winning a couple national titles and gaining a load of other accolades.
Let’s take a look at Steph Curry’s path through the NBA to learn how his trophy case quickly became pretty stacked.
Steph Curry Making Moves
The Golden State Warriors have been to the NBA Finals three consecutive seasons (all against the Cleveland Cavaliers) and have walked away with two championships. While those trophies certainly rank high in Steph Curry’s career full of honors, they’re not the only things he’s accomplished over the last eight-plus seasons.
During Curry’s first four seasons with Golden State, the team wasn’t anything to write home about (they posted losing seasons each year), but he personally played well and earned a spot on the 2009-10 All-Rookie Team.
Once the team got clicking in 2012-13 and had a season above 0.500, Steph did too. The following season, he started his five consecutive All-Star appearances streak and earned the NBA Scoring title in 2015-16 with a 30.1 points per game average. Of course, Curry and company defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the Finals not once but twice over the last three seasons.
In addition, the Baby-Faced Assassin nabbed the MVP award in back-to-back years (2014-15, and 2015-16). In 2014-15, Curry bolstered his case with a single-season record for 3-pointers and led his team in scoring, assists, and steals. He is only the second Warriors player to earn the honor (the other being Wilt Chamberlain when the franchise was located in Philadelphia).
In 2015-16, Curry won the award again after helping lead his team to an NBA-record 73 wins (the first NBA player in history to be unanimously voted in favor of). He was also one of only 11 NBA players to win the award in back-to-back seasons.
Get Your Curry on
Are you heading to the Oracle Arena to see Stephen Curry take on the Warriors’ next appointment? Or do you just dig fresh NBA gear? Then head to Fanatics, where you’ll find loads of Warriors items, including some to rep Steph.