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Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II (born March 14, 1988) is an [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] guard for the Golden State Warriors. The son of former 3-point specialist Dell Curry, he holds both the NCAA and NBA records for 3-pointers made in a season, as well as the NBA record for three-point shots made of all-time with over 3,000 already made. Along with winning the NBA MVP award in 2014-15 and 2015-16, he led the Golden State Warriors, a long-suffering franchise before his arrival, to the NBA championship, followed by the team setting the single-season wins record with 73 the following year.

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Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II (born March 14, 1988) is an [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] guard for the Golden State Warriors. The son of former 3-point specialist Dell Curry, he holds both the NCAA and NBA records for 3-pointers made in a season, as well as the NBA record for three-point shots made of all-time with over 3,000 already made. Along with winning the NBA MVP award in 2014-15 and 2015-16, 2015-16 and the NBA Finals MVP award in 2022, he led the Golden State Warriors, a long-suffering franchise before his arrival, to the NBA championship, followed by the team setting the single-season wins record with 73 the following year.



* HiddenDepths: He's renowned for his shooting and is primarily known, rightfully, as a three-point specialist. Go deeper, however, and he proves to be amazing at making shots at the rim as well, and his ballhandling is incredible. He's definitely not ''just'' a three-point shooter.

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* HiddenDepths: He's renowned for his shooting and is primarily known, rightfully, as a three-point specialist. Go deeper, however, and he proves to be amazing at making shots at the rim as well, and his ballhandling ball-handling is incredible. He's definitely not ''just'' a three-point shooter.



* InspirationalInsult: Curry led an entire team who fit this trope in 2016. In the year prior, the Golden State Warriors won the championship against arguably weak and/or hobbled opponents in the playoffs. When the team was slighted for this by fans and the media, and accused of being overrated, they came out the next season like a house of fire. The Warriors won their first 24 games, an NBA record, and finished the season with 73 wins, also an NBA record (and one that many thought was unbreakable). Unfortunately, [[SubvertedTrope they faltered in the Finals with a 3-games-to-1 lead]] and lost the championship to [=LeBron James=] and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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* InspirationalInsult: Curry led an entire team who fit this trope in 2016. In the year prior, the Golden State Warriors won the championship against arguably weak and/or hobbled opponents in the playoffs. When the team was slighted for this by fans and the media, and accused of being overrated, they came out the next season like a house of fire. The Warriors won their first 24 games, an NBA record, and finished the season with 73 wins, also an NBA record (and one that many thought was unbreakable). Unfortunately, [[SubvertedTrope they faltered in the Finals with a 3-games-to-1 lead]] (ironically after coming back from a 3-games-to-1 scenario in the Western Conference Finals that same year against the Oklahoma City Thunder) and lost the championship to [=LeBron James=] and the Cleveland Cavaliers.



* OralFixation: Whenever the ball isn't rolling, you can bet Curry will be chewing on his mouthguard. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t5pGp4iLrE Even his digital version does so.]]

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* OralFixation: Whenever the ball isn't rolling, you can bet Curry will be chewing on his mouthguard.mouth guard. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t5pGp4iLrE Even his digital version does so.]]


** UsefulNotes/LeBronJames. The rivalry practically writes itself. As if it's not enough that Curry's Warriors and James' Cavaliers are the only two teams in NBA history to meet in four consecutive Finals series (no other pair of teams has done it more than twice), James and Curry are almost the complete antithesis of one another as players. Curry is a masterful shooter who, by NBA standards, is nothing special physically and relies on scoring from the outside. [=LeBron=] is arguably the most physically gifted NBA player of all time who scores primarily at the rim. The two get bonus rivalry points for the fact that [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2015/05/28/lebron-james-and-steph-curry-were-born-in-the-same-akron-hospital-39-months-apart/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a8e51eeaa9b7 they were born in the same hospital 3 years apart]], Curry to a millionaire NBA player father and [=LeBron=] to a single mom on public assistance; the difference is almost comic book-like. Even when James went to Los Angeles with the Lakers, the two still had a rivalry when the two teams met in the Play-In Tournament in 2021.

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** UsefulNotes/LeBronJames. The rivalry practically writes itself. As if it's not enough that Curry's Warriors and James' Cavaliers are the only two teams in NBA history to meet in four consecutive Finals series (no other pair of teams has done it more than twice), James and Curry are almost the complete antithesis of one another as players. Curry is a masterful shooter who, by NBA standards, is nothing special physically and relies on scoring from the outside. [=LeBron=] is arguably the most physically gifted NBA player of all time who scores primarily at the rim. The two get bonus rivalry points for the fact that [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2015/05/28/lebron-james-and-steph-curry-were-born-in-the-same-akron-hospital-39-months-apart/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a8e51eeaa9b7 they were born in the same hospital 3 years apart]], Curry to a millionaire NBA player father and [=LeBron=] to a single mom on public assistance; the difference is almost comic book-like. Even when James went to Los Angeles with the Lakers, the two still had a rivalry when the two teams met in the Play-In Tournament in 2021.2021, with Curry and the Warriors not just losing that close match against the Lakers, but also later missing the playoffs entirely that year after an upset loss to the Memphis Grizzlies for the final playoff spot that year in overtime.


* EveryYearTheyFizzleOut: Variation - even though he has won 3 championships with the Warriors, his performance was always overshadowed by someone else. In 2015, it was Andre Iguodala, and in 2017-2018, it was Kevin Durant. Not only that: in the two years that the Warriors lost in the Finals, it was Curry's missed threes in the dying minutes of the final game that cost the team.
** Finally averted in the 2022 NBA Finals where Curry gave off a fantastic performance in Game 4 where he scored 42 points on a bad foot and had another strong performance to close out Game 6. Stephen Curry was finally awarded the Finals MVP.

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* EveryYearTheyFizzleOut: Variation - even though although he has won 3 championships with the Warriors, Warriors between 2015 and 2019, his performance was always overshadowed by someone else. In 2015, it was Andre Iguodala, and in 2017-2018, it was Kevin Durant. Not only that: in the two years that the Warriors lost in the Finals, it was Curry's missed threes in the dying minutes of the final game that cost the team.
** Finally averted in the 2022 NBA Finals where Curry gave off a fantastic performance in Game 4 where he scored 42 points on a bad foot and had another strong performance to close out Game 6. Stephen Curry was finally awarded the 6, earning him his first Finals MVP.MVP award.


** After being bounced out of the playoffs in two [[UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic pandemic-shortened seasons]][[labelnote:*]](once with the worst record in the league due to injuries and key players leaving Golden State by this time, the other being upset in two brutal defeats by the #7 seeded Los Angeles Lakers and #9 seeded Memphis Grizzlies (the latter in overtime) under the newly-created (and improved upon) Play-In Tournament setting when they normally would have made it in without any issues as an 8th seed)[[/labelnote]], Curry and the Warriors became this entering the 2021-22 season after people thought their glory days were over with. Entering that season, Curry became the quickest player to hit 100 three-pointers in a season and later became the all-time leader in three-point scoring in the process, to the point of being the first NBA player to ever reach 3,000 threes made in the NBA. As a result, the Warriors regained their credibility as a threat in the Western Conference and the NBA as a whole... all while the team was playing without James Wiseman and ''Klay Thompson'' being in action early on! Curry also earned the All-Star MVP honors for that season with 50 points scored off of a record-high ''16 three-pointers made'' in that game.

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** After being bounced out of the playoffs in two [[UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic pandemic-shortened seasons]][[labelnote:*]](once with the worst record in the league due to injuries and key players leaving Golden State by this time, the other being upset in two brutal defeats by the #7 seeded Los Angeles Lakers and #9 seeded Memphis Grizzlies (the latter in overtime) under the newly-created (and improved upon) Play-In Tournament setting when they normally would have made it in without any issues as an 8th seed)[[/labelnote]], Curry and the Warriors became this entering the 2021-22 season after people thought their glory days were over with. Entering that season, Curry became the quickest player to hit 100 three-pointers in a season and later became the all-time leader in three-point scoring in the process, to the point of being the first NBA player to ever reach 3,000 threes made in the NBA. As a result, the Warriors regained their credibility as a threat in the Western Conference and the NBA as a whole... all while the team was playing without James Wiseman and ''Klay Thompson'' being in action early on! Curry also earned the All-Star MVP honors for that season with 50 points scored off of a record-high ''16 three-pointers made'' in that game. They would go on to win the 2022 NBA Finals with Curry finally winning his first Finals MVP.

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** Finally averted in the 2022 NBA Finals where Curry gave off a fantastic performance in Game 4 where he scored 42 points on a bad foot and had another strong performance to close out Game 6. Stephen Curry was finally awarded the Finals MVP.


** UsefulNotes/LeBronJames. The rivalry practically writes itself. As if it's not enough that Curry's Warriors and James' Cavaliers are the only two teams in NBA history to meet in four consecutive Finals series (no other pair of teams has done it more than twice), James and Curry are almost the complete antithesis of one another as players. Curry is a masterful shooter who, by NBA standards, is nothing special physically and relies on scoring from the outside. [=LeBron=] is arguably the most physically gifted NBA player of all time who scores primarily at the rim. The two get bonus rivalry points for the fact that [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2015/05/28/lebron-james-and-steph-curry-were-born-in-the-same-akron-hospital-39-months-apart/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a8e51eeaa9b7 they were born in the same hospital 3 years apart]], Curry to a millionaire NBA player father and [=LeBron=] to a single mom on public assistance; the difference is almost comic book-like. Even when James went to Los Angeles, the two still had a rivalry when the two teams met in the Play-In Tournament in 2021.

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** UsefulNotes/LeBronJames. The rivalry practically writes itself. As if it's not enough that Curry's Warriors and James' Cavaliers are the only two teams in NBA history to meet in four consecutive Finals series (no other pair of teams has done it more than twice), James and Curry are almost the complete antithesis of one another as players. Curry is a masterful shooter who, by NBA standards, is nothing special physically and relies on scoring from the outside. [=LeBron=] is arguably the most physically gifted NBA player of all time who scores primarily at the rim. The two get bonus rivalry points for the fact that [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2015/05/28/lebron-james-and-steph-curry-were-born-in-the-same-akron-hospital-39-months-apart/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a8e51eeaa9b7 they were born in the same hospital 3 years apart]], Curry to a millionaire NBA player father and [=LeBron=] to a single mom on public assistance; the difference is almost comic book-like. Even when James went to Los Angeles, Angeles with the Lakers, the two still had a rivalry when the two teams met in the Play-In Tournament in 2021.


** After being bounced out of the playoffs in two [[UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic pandemic-shortened seasons]][[labelnote:*]](once with the worst record in the league due to injuries and key players leaving Golden State by this time, the other being upset in two brutal defeats by the #7 seeded Los Angeles Lakers and #9 seeded Memphis Grizzlies (the latter in overtime) under the newly-created (and improved upon) Play-In Tournament setting when they normally would have made it in without problem as an 8th seed)[[/labelnote]], Curry and the Warriors became this entering the 2021-22 season after people thought their glory days were over with. Entering that season, Curry became the quickest player to hit 100 three-pointers in a season and later became the all-time leader in three-point scoring in the process, to the point of being the first NBA player to ever reach 3,000 threes made in the NBA. As a result, the Warriors regained their credibility as a threat in the Western Conference and the NBA as a whole... all while the team was playing without James Wiseman and ''Klay Thompson'' being in action early on! Curry also earned the All-Star MVP honors for that season with 50 points scored off of a record-high ''16 three-pointers made'' in that game.

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** After being bounced out of the playoffs in two [[UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic pandemic-shortened seasons]][[labelnote:*]](once with the worst record in the league due to injuries and key players leaving Golden State by this time, the other being upset in two brutal defeats by the #7 seeded Los Angeles Lakers and #9 seeded Memphis Grizzlies (the latter in overtime) under the newly-created (and improved upon) Play-In Tournament setting when they normally would have made it in without problem any issues as an 8th seed)[[/labelnote]], Curry and the Warriors became this entering the 2021-22 season after people thought their glory days were over with. Entering that season, Curry became the quickest player to hit 100 three-pointers in a season and later became the all-time leader in three-point scoring in the process, to the point of being the first NBA player to ever reach 3,000 threes made in the NBA. As a result, the Warriors regained their credibility as a threat in the Western Conference and the NBA as a whole... all while the team was playing without James Wiseman and ''Klay Thompson'' being in action early on! Curry also earned the All-Star MVP honors for that season with 50 points scored off of a record-high ''16 three-pointers made'' in that game.


** With James Harden who might be potentially Curry’s most frequent rival back when Harden was in the Western Conference. The rivalry started in the 2014-15 season in which both men were MVP contenders that Curry won out on. In that season’s Western Conference Finals between Curry’s Warriors and Harden’s Rockets, Harden made a vow to show who the real MVP was. The Rockets would lose in five games, one of which was lost because of a great defensive play made by Curry on Harden in the closing minutes. Harden’s Rockets would meet Curry’s Warriors three more times in the playoffs, one was a 2nd WCF meeting, only for the Warriors to win each time. It would be the 2019 Semifinals that would be the dagger in that series. The Warriors roster was highly shredded with key players out including Kevin Durant and Draymond Green going against a healthy Rockets team and still managed to win the series in six games thanks in large part to Curry preforming big in Game 6. With Harden being traded to the Brooklyn Nets in January 2021, however, it’s likely the rivalry will be put to rest (or at least not be highlighted as much) outside of potential rivalries in upcoming All-Star Games or even the NBA Finals if they meet there.

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** With James Harden who might be potentially Curry’s most frequent rival back when Harden was in the Western Conference. The rivalry started in the 2014-15 season in which both men were MVP contenders that Curry won out on. In that season’s Western Conference Finals between Curry’s Warriors and Harden’s Rockets, Harden made a vow to show who the real MVP was. The Rockets would lose in five games, one of which was lost because of a great defensive play made by Curry on Harden in the closing minutes. Harden’s Rockets would meet Curry’s Warriors three more times in the playoffs, one was a 2nd WCF meeting, only for the Warriors to win each time. It would be the 2019 Semifinals that would be the dagger in that series. The Warriors roster was highly shredded with key players out including Kevin Durant and Draymond Green going against a healthy Rockets team and still managed to win the series in six games thanks in large part to Curry preforming big in Game 6. With Harden being traded to the Brooklyn Nets and then the Philadelphia 76ers in January 2021, 2021 and February 2022 respectively, however, it’s likely the rivalry will be put to rest (or at least not be highlighted as much) outside of potential rivalries in upcoming All-Star Games or even the NBA Finals if they meet there.


** After being bounced out of the playoffs in two [[UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic pandemic-shortened seasons]][[labelnote:*]](once with the worst record in the league due to injuries and key players leaving Golden State by this time, the other being upset in two brutal defeats by the #7 seeded Los Angeles Lakers and #9 seeded Memphis Grizzlies (the latter in overtime) under the newly-created (and improved upon) Play-In Tournament setting when they normally would have made it in without problem as an 8th seed)[[/labelnote]], Curry and the Warriors became this entering the 2021-22 season after people thought their glory days were over with. Entering that season, Curry became the quickest player to hit 100 three-pointers in a season and later became the all-time leader in three-point scoring in the process, to the point of being the first NBA player to ever reach 3,000 threes in the NBA. As a result, the Warriors regained their credibility as a threat in the Western Conference and the NBA as a whole... all while the team was playing without James Wiseman and ''Klay Thompson'' being in action early on!

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** After being bounced out of the playoffs in two [[UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic pandemic-shortened seasons]][[labelnote:*]](once with the worst record in the league due to injuries and key players leaving Golden State by this time, the other being upset in two brutal defeats by the #7 seeded Los Angeles Lakers and #9 seeded Memphis Grizzlies (the latter in overtime) under the newly-created (and improved upon) Play-In Tournament setting when they normally would have made it in without problem as an 8th seed)[[/labelnote]], Curry and the Warriors became this entering the 2021-22 season after people thought their glory days were over with. Entering that season, Curry became the quickest player to hit 100 three-pointers in a season and later became the all-time leader in three-point scoring in the process, to the point of being the first NBA player to ever reach 3,000 threes made in the NBA. As a result, the Warriors regained their credibility as a threat in the Western Conference and the NBA as a whole... all while the team was playing without James Wiseman and ''Klay Thompson'' being in action early on!on! Curry also earned the All-Star MVP honors for that season with 50 points scored off of a record-high ''16 three-pointers made'' in that game.


Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II (born March 14, 1988) is an [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] guard for the Golden State Warriors. The son of former 3-point specialist Dell Curry, he holds both the NCAA and NBA records for 3-pointers made in a season, as well as the NBA record for three-point shots made of all-time. Along with winning the NBA MVP award in 2014-15 and 2015-16, he led the Golden State Warriors, a long-suffering franchise before his arrival, to the NBA championship, followed by the team setting the single-season wins record with 73 the following year.

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Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II (born March 14, 1988) is an [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] guard for the Golden State Warriors. The son of former 3-point specialist Dell Curry, he holds both the NCAA and NBA records for 3-pointers made in a season, as well as the NBA record for three-point shots made of all-time.all-time with over 3,000 already made. Along with winning the NBA MVP award in 2014-15 and 2015-16, he led the Golden State Warriors, a long-suffering franchise before his arrival, to the NBA championship, followed by the team setting the single-season wins record with 73 the following year.



** After being bounced out of the playoffs in two [[UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic pandemic-shortened seasons]][[labelnote:*]](once with the worst record in the league due to injuries and key players leaving Golden State by this time, the other being upset in two defeats under the newly-created (and improved upon) Play-In Tournament setting when they normally would have made it in without problem as an 8th seed)[[/labelnote]], Curry and the Warriors became this entering the 2021-22 season after people thought their glory days were over with. Entering that season, Curry became the quickest player to hit 100 three-pointers in a season and later became the all-time leader in three-point scoring in the process. As a result, the Warriors regained their credibility as a threat in the Western Conference and the NBA as a whole... all while the team was playing without James Wiseman and ''Klay Thompson'' being in action early on!

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** After being bounced out of the playoffs in two [[UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic pandemic-shortened seasons]][[labelnote:*]](once with the worst record in the league due to injuries and key players leaving Golden State by this time, the other being upset in two brutal defeats by the #7 seeded Los Angeles Lakers and #9 seeded Memphis Grizzlies (the latter in overtime) under the newly-created (and improved upon) Play-In Tournament setting when they normally would have made it in without problem as an 8th seed)[[/labelnote]], Curry and the Warriors became this entering the 2021-22 season after people thought their glory days were over with. Entering that season, Curry became the quickest player to hit 100 three-pointers in a season and later became the all-time leader in three-point scoring in the process.process, to the point of being the first NBA player to ever reach 3,000 threes in the NBA. As a result, the Warriors regained their credibility as a threat in the Western Conference and the NBA as a whole... all while the team was playing without James Wiseman and ''Klay Thompson'' being in action early on!


* ItIsPronouncedTroPay: "STEF-en", not "Steven".


** After being bounced out of the playoffs in two [[UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic pandemic-shortened seasons]][[labelnote:*]](once with the worst record in the league due to injuries and key players leaving Golden State by this time, the other being upset in the newly-created (and improved upon) Play-In Tournament setting)[[/labelnote]], Curry and the Warriors became this entering the 2021-22 season after people thought their glory days were over with. Entering that season, Curry became the quickest player to hit 100 three-pointers in a season and later became the all-time leader in three-point scoring in the process. As a result, the Warriors regained their credibility as a threat in the Western Conference and the NBA as a whole... all while the team was playing without James Wiseman and ''Klay Thompson'' being in action early on!

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** After being bounced out of the playoffs in two [[UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic pandemic-shortened seasons]][[labelnote:*]](once with the worst record in the league due to injuries and key players leaving Golden State by this time, the other being upset in two defeats under the newly-created (and improved upon) Play-In Tournament setting)[[/labelnote]], setting when they normally would have made it in without problem as an 8th seed)[[/labelnote]], Curry and the Warriors became this entering the 2021-22 season after people thought their glory days were over with. Entering that season, Curry became the quickest player to hit 100 three-pointers in a season and later became the all-time leader in three-point scoring in the process. As a result, the Warriors regained their credibility as a threat in the Western Conference and the NBA as a whole... all while the team was playing without James Wiseman and ''Klay Thompson'' being in action early on!


** Has been on both the giving and receiving end of this trope. Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are amazing basketball players, but next to Curry, they are perhaps underrated and/or underappreciated. Thompson, for example, is one of the best shooters of all time, but thanks to Curry, Klay isn't even the best shooter ''on his own team.''

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** Has been on both the giving and receiving end of this trope. Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are amazing basketball players, but next to Curry, they are perhaps underrated and/or underappreciated. Thompson, for example, is one of the best shooters of all time, but thanks to Curry, Klay isn't even the best shooter ''on his own team.'''' So much so, in fact, that some people believe Klay was robbed of a spot on the NBA 75 when they announced the honor at hand.


** UsefulNotes/LeBronJames. The rivalry practically writes itself. As if it's not enough that Curry's Warriors and James' Cavaliers are the only two teams in NBA history to meet in four consecutive Finals series (no other pair of teams has done it more than twice), James and Curry are almost the complete antithesis of one another as players. Curry is a masterful shooter who, by NBA standards, is nothing special physically and relies on scoring from the outside. [=LeBron=] is arguably the most physically gifted NBA player of all time who scores primarily at the rim. The two get bonus rivalry points for the fact that [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2015/05/28/lebron-james-and-steph-curry-were-born-in-the-same-akron-hospital-39-months-apart/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a8e51eeaa9b7 they were born in the same hospital 3 years apart]], Curry to a millionaire NBA player father and [=LeBron=] to a single mom on public assistance; the difference is almost comic book-like.
** With James Harden who might be potentially Curry’s most frequent rival in the Western Conference. The rivalry started in the 2014-15 season in which both men were MVP contenders that Curry won out on. In that season’s Western Conference Finals between Curry’s Warriors vs Harden’s Rockets, Harden made a vow to show who the real MVP was. The Rockets would lose in five games, one of them was lost because of a great defensive play made by Curry on Harden in the closing minutes. Harden’s Rockets would meet Curry’s Warriors three more times in the playoffs, one was a 2nd WCF meeting, only for the Warriors to win each time. It would be the 2019 Semi Finals that would be the dagger. The Warriors roster was highly shredded with key players out including Kevin Durant and Draymond Green going against a healthy Rockets team and still managed to win the series in six games thanks in large part to Curry preforming big in Game 6.
* BashBrothers: Or more accurately, ''Splash Brothers'' with Klay Thompson. The duo is considered a threat beyond the arc.
* EveryYearTheyFizzleOut: Variation- even though he has won 3 championships with the Warriors, his performance was always overshadowed by someone else. In 2015, it was Andre Iguodala, and in 2017-2018, it was Kevin Durant. Not only that: in the two years that the Warriors lost in the Finals, it was Curry's missed threes in the dying minutes of the final game that cost the team.

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** UsefulNotes/LeBronJames. The rivalry practically writes itself. As if it's not enough that Curry's Warriors and James' Cavaliers are the only two teams in NBA history to meet in four consecutive Finals series (no other pair of teams has done it more than twice), James and Curry are almost the complete antithesis of one another as players. Curry is a masterful shooter who, by NBA standards, is nothing special physically and relies on scoring from the outside. [=LeBron=] is arguably the most physically gifted NBA player of all time who scores primarily at the rim. The two get bonus rivalry points for the fact that [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2015/05/28/lebron-james-and-steph-curry-were-born-in-the-same-akron-hospital-39-months-apart/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a8e51eeaa9b7 they were born in the same hospital 3 years apart]], Curry to a millionaire NBA player father and [=LeBron=] to a single mom on public assistance; the difference is almost comic book-like.
book-like. Even when James went to Los Angeles, the two still had a rivalry when the two teams met in the Play-In Tournament in 2021.
** With James Harden who might be potentially Curry’s most frequent rival back when Harden was in the Western Conference. The rivalry started in the 2014-15 season in which both men were MVP contenders that Curry won out on. In that season’s Western Conference Finals between Curry’s Warriors vs and Harden’s Rockets, Harden made a vow to show who the real MVP was. The Rockets would lose in five games, one of them which was lost because of a great defensive play made by Curry on Harden in the closing minutes. Harden’s Rockets would meet Curry’s Warriors three more times in the playoffs, one was a 2nd WCF meeting, only for the Warriors to win each time. It would be the 2019 Semi Finals Semifinals that would be the dagger. dagger in that series. The Warriors roster was highly shredded with key players out including Kevin Durant and Draymond Green going against a healthy Rockets team and still managed to win the series in six games thanks in large part to Curry preforming big in Game 6.
6. With Harden being traded to the Brooklyn Nets in January 2021, however, it’s likely the rivalry will be put to rest (or at least not be highlighted as much) outside of potential rivalries in upcoming All-Star Games or even the NBA Finals if they meet there.
* BashBrothers: Or more accurately, ''Splash Brothers'' with Klay Thompson. The duo is considered a threat beyond the arc.
arc, especially with Curry's potency in mind.
* EveryYearTheyFizzleOut: Variation- Variation - even though he has won 3 championships with the Warriors, his performance was always overshadowed by someone else. In 2015, it was Andre Iguodala, and in 2017-2018, it was Kevin Durant. Not only that: in the two years that the Warriors lost in the Finals, it was Curry's missed threes in the dying minutes of the final game that cost the team.



* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Draymond Green's red. Curry can {{trash talk}} when he wants to, but he's somewhat chill on the court for the most part, whereas Green yells and screams at opponents, referees, and even his own teammates on a regular basis. Although, as perpetually fired up as Draymond is, a lot of players would be blue in relation to him.

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* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Draymond Green's red. Curry can {{trash talk}} when he wants to, but he's somewhat chill on the court for the most part, whereas Green yells and screams at opponents, referees, and even his own teammates on a regular basis. Although, as perpetually fired up as Draymond is, a lot of players would be blue in relation to him.him.
* TookALevelInBadass: In the 2015-16 season, Curry became the first player in NBA history to receive ''unanimous'' votes in favor of being the MVP in the NBA due to the Warriors' record-breaking 73-9 finish to the regular season. Considering not even UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan or UsefulNotes/LeBronJames ever won MVP awards unanimously, this could easily be seen as his first moment of upgrading his badass levels.
** After being bounced out of the playoffs in two [[UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic pandemic-shortened seasons]][[labelnote:*]](once with the worst record in the league due to injuries and key players leaving Golden State by this time, the other being upset in the newly-created (and improved upon) Play-In Tournament setting)[[/labelnote]], Curry and the Warriors became this entering the 2021-22 season after people thought their glory days were over with. Entering that season, Curry became the quickest player to hit 100 three-pointers in a season and later became the all-time leader in three-point scoring in the process. As a result, the Warriors regained their credibility as a threat in the Western Conference and the NBA as a whole... all while the team was playing without James Wiseman and ''Klay Thompson'' being in action early on!


Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II (born March 14, 1988) is an [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] guard for the Golden State Warriors. The son of former 3-point specialist Dell Curry, he holds both the NCAA and NBA records for 3-pointers made in a season. Along with winning the NBA MVP award in 2014-15 and 2015-16, he led the Golden State Warriors, a long-suffering franchise before his arrival, to the NBA championship, followed by the team setting the single-season wins record with 73 the following year.

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Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II (born March 14, 1988) is an [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] guard for the Golden State Warriors. The son of former 3-point specialist Dell Curry, he holds both the NCAA and NBA records for 3-pointers made in a season.season, as well as the NBA record for three-point shots made of all-time. Along with winning the NBA MVP award in 2014-15 and 2015-16, he led the Golden State Warriors, a long-suffering franchise before his arrival, to the NBA championship, followed by the team setting the single-season wins record with 73 the following year.

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