If you're on this site and don't know who Steph Curry is, God bless you.
Regardless, I'll give you the 30-second elevator pitch as a refresher.
Curry's journey began on March 14, 1988, when he came into this world as Wardell Stephen Curry II. Widely celebrated as one of the basketball greats, and specifically hailed as the NBA's finest shooter ever, Curry's impact on the sport goes beyond records and titles. He's credited with revolutionizing basketball by inspiring teams and players alike to embrace the long-range three-point shot.
Hailing from a sports-oriented family, Curry's parents are Dell Curry, a former NBA player, and Sonya Curry, who played volleyball at Virginia Tech. Interestingly, his younger brother, Seth, also follows in his footsteps as an NBA player. While born in Akron, Ohio, Curry spent most of his formative years growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina.
During his college days, Curry showcased his exceptional talent while playing for the Davidson Wildcats. He left an indelible mark on the school and the Southern Conference by setting career scoring records. Notably, he earned the title of conference player of the year twice and, during his sophomore year, set an impressive single-season NCAA record for the highest number of three-pointers made. His achievements at the collegiate level foreshadowed the incredible success he would achieve on the professional stage.
In the 2009 NBA draft, Curry was selected by the Golden State Warriors as the seventh overall pick. Since then, he's been a nine-time all star, won four NBA championships, and twice been selected as the NBA's Most Valuable Player (MVP).
Steph is a guy of many interests. He and his wife, Ayesha, have three kids and run a foundation for youth called Eat.Learn.Play. Per the website, "the Foundation is committed to unlocking the amazing potential of every child by fighting to end childhood hunger, ensuring students have access to a quality education, and providing safe places for all children to play and be active."
When he's not on the court, with his family, or doing foundation events, he somehow find time to play a little golf.
Playing recently at the American Century Championship, Curry hit this amazing "hole in one" shot, and his reaction is pretty legendary!
We're writing about Steph today because he recently launched his own book club called "Underrated". The book club aims to highlight the journeys and triumphs of storytellers who have been overlooked.
Curry has partnered with the online platform Literati, a children's book subscription service that recently expanded into book offerings for adults (with Steph's investment). The service promotes lifelong learning through the thoughtful curation and discussion of books.
So, what books has Steph recommended?
Let's dive in.
1. The Other Wes Moore
2. Black Brother, Black Brother
3. Troop 6000
4. A Team Of Their Own
5. A Most Beautiful Thing
6. This Bright Future
7. Pregnant Girl
8. Beasts of Prey
9. Sisters in Arms
10. Live Free
14. The Gilded Ones
16. I Am Restored
For more on this book, check out the YouTube video below, where Lecrae chats with former NBA player, Jeremy Lin.
17. Matty's Rocket
18. All That Is Secret
19. The Man Who Lived Underground
20. Portrait Of A Thief
21. Black Oak
22. My Greatest Save
23. Last Summer On State Street
24. Fierce Love
25. The Movement Made Us
26. Don't Cry For Me
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Check out our recent article on the Aaron Rodgers Book Club as well.
John Willkom is the author of Amazon best-selling basketball books: Walk-On Warrior and No Fear In The Arena. John is an avid reader, sports fan, and father to two incredible little girls.
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