See 5 Things You Don’t Know About Stephen Curry
The reigning NBA MVP and current MVP frontrunner Stephen Curry turned 28 and we have 5 facts about him.
1. His real name is Wardell Stephen Curry II
In a Warriors World Q & A, he says that he was named after his father, and even though he is widely known as “Stephen” or “Steph,” his close friends still refer to him by his birth name.
2. He once found a wallet with $160 and returned it
Stephen Curry described the incident to the Big Lead: “It was at the beginning of my sophomore year and I found a wallet in the dining hall.
“We have this campus-wide email that goes out every morning – Davidson is a small community, people look out for each other, you know? – and I put it in there.
“But my email had my first name, ‘Wardell,’ on it, so I don’t think the kid knew it was me until he showed up at my door.
“Stephen was like, ‘you lit up Maryland in the NCAA tournament’ and then asked for my autograph. Pretty funny”.
3. He is a gifted golfer
In addition to his heroics on the basketball court, Stephen Curry is an avid golfer and that he shot two-under par at Pebble Beach last summer, according to the Golf Digest. He also recently hit the links with President Obama at Martha’s Vineyard.
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4. His mother fines him each time he commits a certain amount of turnovers. (via San Fransisco Chronicle)
Yes, he’s 28-years-old and the reigning NBA MVP, but Curry has a verbal contract with his mom.
She fines him $100 for each turnover he commits after his third each game. Meaning, if he commits four turnovers, he owes her $100. Five turnovers= $200, six turnovers=$300.
5. He was born in Akron, Ohio
Not only were Curry and LeBron James born in the same city, but they were born in the same hospital, according to NBC Bay Area.