Davidson Won't Retire Stephen Curry's Jersey Until He Gets His College Degree

Davidson Won't Retire Stephen Curry's Jersey Until He Gets His College Degree

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Stephen Curry is quickly becoming the face of the NBA, and that's if he hasn't already. He's the reigning league MVP, and not only plays for a team that won last year's title, but the Warriors are also off to an undefeated 20-0 start to the season. 

But none of that is enough to get his college to retire his jersey.

Davidson, you see, only retires the jerseys of players who graduated. And since Curry left college a year early to head to the NBA, he'll have to wait to be honored until he jumps through the necessary hoops to officially earn his degree.

"I knew what I signed up for when I went to Davidson," Curry said. "I made a promise to coach [Bob] McKillop and my family that when I left school back in '09 that that would be accomplished -- and it will be soon. Hopefully sooner than later."

The purpose of a college degree is to help you become educated enough in a particular field in order to be gainfully employed. Curry's hard work outside of the classroom has allowed him to earn well above what would be promised by any degree, but since academic institutions are built on the myth that getting that certification is of the utmost importance no matter your level of intelligence or financial circumstances, it's hard to blame Davidson (or any other university) for taking this hard-lined stance.

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[via ESPN]

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