Nothing good comes easy. We don’t wait for great things to happen to us, we make them happen. How? Have perseverance. Next, have the wisdom to recognize that failures don’t happen to bring us down. They happen to help us see how we can come closer to success. If it’s all too crytpic, read these Stephen Curry quotes and you’ll see.
Stephen Curry was born on March 14, 1988. He’s the son of former NBN player Dell Curry. Following in his father’s footsteps, he first played college basketball for the Davidson Wildcats where he was named Southern Conference Player of the Year twice.
In 2009, he was chosen by the Golden State Warriors in that year’s NBA draft. During the 2014-2015 season, the Warriors won their first championship since 1975 with Curry winning his first MVP. His success continued the following season when he became the first player in NBA history to be elected MVP unanimously.
Losing the title at the 2016 NBA Finals to Cleveland Cavaliers, Curry persevered harder and helped Warriors get back to the NBA Finals in 2017 and 2018, during which they won both times. As of present, Curry is third in all-time made three-pointers in the history of the NBA.
Curry has also helped transform basketball by being an avid proponent of the three-point shot. Here are 30 Stephen Curry quotes to remind you that whatever you think you lack, you can work on — if you really want to.
I can get better. I haven’t reached my ceiling yet on how well I can shoot the basketball. – Stephen Curry
I’d rather be a non-All-Star playing in the Western Conference finals than an All-Star who’s sitting at home in May. – Stephen Curry
I’ve never been afraid of big moments. I get butterflies… I get nervous and anxious, but I think those are all good signs that I’m ready for the moment. – Stephen Curry
I can’t say enough, how important my faith is to how I play the game and who I am. – Stephen Curry
Success is born out of faith, an undying passion, and a relentless drive. – Stephen Curry
I want to practice to the point where it’s almost uncomfortable how fast you shoot, so that in the game things kind of slow down. – Stephen Curry
Make sure you live in the moment and work your butt off every single day, and I hope I inspire people all around the world to just be themselves. Be humble, and be grateful for all the blessings in your life. – Stephen Curry
We have to have the mentality that we have to work for everything we’re going to get. – Stephen Curry
Being a superstar means you’ve reached your potential, and I don’t think I’ve reached my potential as a basketball player and as a leader yet. – Stephen Curry
I do a little sign on the court every time I make a shot or a good pass and I pound my chest and point to the sky – it symbolizes that I have a heart for God. It’s something that my mom and I came up with in college and I do it every time I step on the floor as a reminder of who I’m playing for. – Stephen Curry
Play like you’re in first. Train like you’re in second. – Stephen Curry
To excel at the highest level – or any level, really – you need to believe in yourself. – Stephen Curry
Be the best version of yourself in anything that you do. You don’t have to live anybody else’s story. – Stephen Curry
If you don’t fall, how are you going to know what getting up is like? – Stephen Curry
I try to make it look easy, but the behind-the-scenes stuff is the challenge. – Stephen Curry
Sometimes people make it seem like you have to have certain prerequisites or a crazy life story in order to be successful in this world. But the truth is you really don’t. – Stephen Curry
Basketball was mine, and that’s what’s carried me to this point. – Stephen Curry
We’re going to have to work. We’re going to have to play well. Nothing will be given to us. – Stephen Curry
I always have an optimistic view, no matter what it is. – Stephen Curry
Success is not an accident, success is actually a choice. – Stephen Curry
There’s more to life than basketball. The most important thing is your family and taking care of each other and loving each other no matter what. – Stephen Curry
Basketball isn’t just a sport. It is an art, one that must be mastered to succeed. – Stephen Curry
There’s more to me than just this jersey I wear. – Stephen Curry
I really cherish everything that basketball brings; and I think, for me, it’s been a great ride and I’m not done yet… – Stephen Curry
Success comes after you conquer your biggest obstacles and hurdles. – Stephen Curry
Every time I rise up, I have confidence that I’m going to make it. – Stephen Curry
I’m not the guy who’s afraid of failure. I like to take risks, take the big shot and all that. – Stephen Curry
I can do all things. – Stephen Curry
If you take time to realize what your dream is and what you really want in life — no matter what it is, whether it’s sports or in other fields — you have to realize that there is always work to do, and you want to be the hardest working person in whatever you do, and you put yourself in a position to be successful. And you have to have a passion for what you do. – Stephen Curry
I know I have a place in Heaven waiting for me because of Him, and that’s something no earthly prize or trophy could ever top. – Stephen Curry
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