You have heard all about Tim Tebow, now meet another leading Christian athlete, Stephen Curry. Last night the Golden State Warriors point guard lead his team to an NBA championship for the first time in 40 years. They defeated Cleveland Caveliers 105-97 to take the championship series 4-2 in games 6. As always, Curry gave credit to the Lord.
This is what he said when he won the MVP award in May: “First and foremost I have to thank my Lord and my Savior Lord Jesus Christ for blessing me with the talents to play this game. With my family to support me, day in, day out, I’m his humble servant right now and I can’t say enough how important my faith is to who I am and how I play the game.”
Concerning the platform of basketball, Curry sees an opportunity to testify: “…I love that basketball gives me the opportunities to do good things for people and to point them towards the Man who died for our sins on the cross. 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.” He wrote on a blog called Fellowship Christian Athletes
Curry with wife Ayesha Curry and daughter Riley
Early this year, the 27 year old Curry launched his signature shoe in partnership with Under Amour and it had a reference to the verse Philippians 4:13 : “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Curry is a husband to Ayesha and a father to Riley Curry who became a media sensation when she stole the show during a post game interview.
Stephen Curry Leads Warriors To 1st Championship in 40 years
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