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Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry
Position: G
Born: 03/14/88
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:185 lbs. / 83.9 kg.
Salary: $43,006,362
Curry has experienced racism on the golf course, too, and says he can’t imagine what Elder went through. “When my dad was looking for memberships at certain places, you kind of could get that vibe and hear the chatter. He was obviously a professional athlete, so there was a little bit of a dull of the effect, honestly. But you still had heads turn when you show up to a course, if you didn’t know anybody or they were questioning why you were there or they didn’t know who my dad was at the time. I started playing when I was, like, 10 in ’98, ’99. Go back 45 years, I can’t imagine what [Elder] went through, man. I cannot. I cannot imagine,” said Curry, who interviewed Elder through his Curry Brand on Sunday.
“Golf is such an individual sport. I can’t imagine how lonely that was, with the anticipation and buildup. To cross that threshold for the first time and the uncertainty and the unknown there, with it only being him and the magnitude of that moment, I honestly can’t imagine it. Going into the [NBA] Finals or going into a hostile [NBA road] environment, sounds like a life-or-death situation, but at least you have 12, 13 other guys to lean on and give you that juice. He was out there by himself and all on his own, keeping his composure and representing himself amazingly through it all.”
Stephen Curry has long been an admirer of Lee Elder, who endured racism as the first Black man to play in the Masters Tournament in 1975. So, of course the Golden State Warriors’ all-time leading scorer made it a point to watch the golf legend make history again at the 2021 Masters, where Elder served as an honorary starter alongside Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player on April 8. “To know that [Elder] gets his flowers while he’s still here, one, but to know what he went through at ’75, just to qualify for the Masters, to show up there with death threats and hate messages and just a very volatile kind of atmosphere,” Curry told The Undefeated in a phone interview Sunday evening. “And now he’s up there with two other legends getting a round of applause. So many amazing words, and deservedly so, of his impact and legacy in the game.”
“It’s interesting to know how the coverage of the game has changed,” Curry said, imagining the media landscape of Chamberlain’s day. “Did people really realize how transcendent he was or talk about it to this magnitude while he was in the middle of it? How was that framed during his rise, in his prime, on the way down, and even after his career? I don’t know what the answer is, but it’s crazy to know that there are comparisons like me and Wilt, even though I still feel like I’ve got a lot left to do.” Maybe that’s why he got it all over with so fast. Needing 19 points to pass Chamberlain’s mark of 17,783, Curry scored 21 points in the first quarter Monday against the Nuggets on the way to a 53-point night. After hitting five 3-pointers in the first 10 minutes of the game, he passed Chamberlain with a driving layup over JaVale McGee.
“You know what he has? He has the ‘it’ factor,” former Warrior World B. Free said. “It’s a person that just knows what he’s doing, knows he’s good. Not many guys have it. You know Michael Jordan had it. Magic Johnson. Larry Bird. Dr. J. Allen Iverson. It factors. When you see those guys coming, you know you’re in for a long night.” For Mullin, the “it” factor is also found off the court. “How he handles himself,” said Mullin, who checks in at fifth on the Warriors’ scoring list. “His appreciation. His dignity. His humility. We can all learn from how he carries himself. With all he’s accomplished, and all he’s been through, yet he has still managed to cling to what’s important and be the kind of person you want as the face of your franchise. It’s inspiring.”