His current season statistics cannot be compared against any other NBA player in basketball history. Currently taking an average of 10.7 three-pointers per game, he is connecting through at an amazing 45.3%. Needless to say, such range and accuracy has made him into the offensive leader for the NBA 2015-16 season and it’s without doubt that the Golden State Warriors could never have gotten so far ahead without him (Current Win Record of 51-5).
Rise to fame…
Until a few years ago, Stephen Curry wasn’t well known. In the 2011-2012 season, multiple sprain injuries and torn ligaments to his right ankle prevented him from playing, making an appearance only for 26 regular season games and scoring only 14.7 points per game.
It was only in the subsequent season of 2012-2013 that he became more well known for his perimeter scoring along with Klay Thompson. It was in this season that he had a career high 54 points against the New York Knicks and setting a franchise record of 11 made three-pointers in one game. For the next few years, he would lead the Warriors to become consistent play off contenders but it was only in 2015 when they were able to become NBA champions, winning their first championship in 40 years.
Part of Stephen Curry’s success as a three-point scorer is attributed to his father Dell Curry, who was a 40% 3 point shooter for his career. “Even if a layperson had Steph’s natural talent for shooting the ball, they wouldn’t have an all-time great 3pt shooter at home to work with them. And even if they did have access to a world class shooting coach, there wouldn’t be the love and investment that only a father could have.” Source: Jared Krouss . The rest of it as they say is work ethic and genetics.
Health permitting, the reigning MVP looks set to surpass NBA records (some of which are ones that he set himself). Stephen only recently added another NBA record of hitting a 3 in his 128th straight game.