Saying Steph Curry is a great basketball player is the understatement of understatements. We don’t all sing “Steph Curry with the shot” for nothing. In fact, not only was he the Most Valuable Player of 2015 but he’s also now been on the All-Star team two years in a row, made the All-NBA team on more than one occasion, won an NBA Three-Point Shootout, and earned two gold medals. And he’s still not slowing down.
In fact, after receiving his championship ring on opening night, the NBA's reigning MVP proceeded to drop 40 points on the New Orleans Pelicans, a feat no other MVP athlete has ever accomplished in a season-opening game.
He played golf with the President, got kids to start wearing Under Armour sneakers, and taught America how to Nae Nae with his daughter—all while being considered one of the greatest shooters in NBA history.
In honor of his tremendous (and still young) career, we decided to take a better look at this underdog-turned-All-Star. From knowing all the words of “The Princess Diaries” to a senior thesis on tattoos to wanting Denzel Washington to play him in a movie, these are 30 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Steph Curry.
Kevin Durant once thought he was white.
His celebrity crush is a combination of Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock.
The first sneaker he saw growing up that he “had to own” were Nike Shox.
He starred in a Burger King commercial when he was little.
He wears number 30 to honor his dad.
He once said if he played in the NFL his position would be "second-string punter."
"Stephen" is actually his middle name.
He first met his wife Ayesha in a church youth group when they were kids.
His favorite chick flick is "A Walk To Remember."
He originally wanted to go to Virginia Tech.
He is a huge Carolina Panthers fan.
The first time he ever dunked was as an 18-year-old freshman at Davidson.
His favorite childhood memory was getting on stage with Kris Kross.
He claims he has never been caught looking at an adult site.