It has been an amazing season for Golden State Warrior's premiere point guard Stephen Curry. He currently leads the NBA league in scoring with 32.7 points per night and is shooting a remarkable 43.8 percent from behind the arc. Know the story behind his success and details about his Christian faith.
In a published story in Decision Magazine, the Warriors point guard talks about his faith in God. The magazine wrote that Steph grew up as a church kid. At the age of 13 years old, he accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior.
"It was a big decision that my parents couldn't make for me," the 27-year-old guard said. "It's been a great walk since then. He means everything to me."
The player has a habit of pointing his right index finger upward after making a three-point shot. The gesture has become his trademark. In column published in Fellowship of Christian Athletes website, Steph said that he wants to point people toward "the Man who died for our sins on the cross."
Furthermore, he is doing the gesture at his mother's suggestion as an outward sign and internal reminder that God receives all the glory for every shot.
In his fifth pro season in NBA, Curry stands as the ace player of Golden State Warriors and as a spiritual leader of the team, BillyGraham.org published.
Andre Iguodala, Curry's teammate, said "I want to be just like Steph (Curry) when I grow up - just a God fearing man," after the forwarded received his MVP honors last season.
As a testament to Curry's amazing performance in NBA, he is now in the talks of becoming the GOAT (Greatest of All Time). His statistics this season is starting to make people think about how the conversation might go five to ten years from now if Curry continues to display his amazing plays every game.
In a report from SB Nation, it listed the evidence that Curry just rattled off the best 20 game stretch in the history of the NBA. The Warriors guard is now on the road to creating a 52/45/95 club this year, of which he would be the only member in NBA history.
Sports analyst Bill Simmons describes the 50/40/90 club as a group of players who shoot at least 50% from the field, 40% from the three-point line, and 90% from the free throw line in one season.
Simmons noted that if Curry keeps on producing solid numbers for Warriors every night and get the Championship this year, the player would have to be a part of the GOAT discussion.