Growing up, the Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry wanted to be a combination of NBA legends Reggie Miller and Steve Nash. At 29, the team's pride and reigning league MVP seems to have come pretty close to having attained that goal already.
Curry, who averages more than 22 points per game over his career (even higher this season), has something neither Miller nor Nash ever secured — an NBA championship.
His success is due largely in part to his dedication to practicing his skills. And now, fans can watch the greatness that is Steph Curry on the court in a brand new way
The point guard partnered with Degree to produce a 360-degree video, showing off his moves and creativity like never before.
"It was just me, the cameras in the middle of the floor and nobody else in the gym, so it was eerily quiet," Curry said of shooting the innovative video. "I could let my imagination run wild and see how creative I can be."
"It's a never-before-seen kind of perspective and experience," he added.
Curry's commitment to his unique skill set comes as no shock given the family environment he was brought up in. Dell Curry, Stephen's father, played in the NBA for 16 seasons. In fact, just last week, the MVP passed his dad on the all-time leading scorers list.
"[It was] a pretty special accomplishment to reach his mark," Curry said of the career milestone. "That's all I wanted to do when I got to the league was, honestly, make him proud."
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Curry's younger brother, Seth, is also a force to be reckoned with in the NBA's Western Conference, averaging nearly 13 points per game this season with the Dallas Mavericks. According to Stephen, Dell "still thinks he's a better shooter" than both of his sons.
"You gotta watch out for that other #30," Curry said of his sibling. "It's nice for our family to be able to see us play against each other and now he's got his opportunity. He's playing unbelievable basketball this year."
The younger Curry notably played three years of basketball at Duke University in the family's native North Carolina -- a fact Stephen will likely take into consideration when he fills out his March Madness tournament bracket.
"The tournament is all about getting hot at the right time," Curry said. "Watching my brother play there for many years, knowing what Coach [Mike Krzyzewski] is about... it's hard to pick against [Duke]."
In addition to Duke's potential run, Curry said he's eager to see what other storylines come out of the tournament -- and which players could make it to the NBA.
"The draft will be healthy this year," he said.
With recent, big-name retirements like Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Paul Pierce, the fresh talent coming out of the NCAA tournament these past few years is more exciting than ever.
"There's a different personality, different skill sets that are on the scene," Curry said of the direction the league is heading in. "The game is changing every year. There's more of an onus on versatility at every position."
"There are so many different storylines, the guys that are elevating their games and the competition across the board -- the health of the NBA is really high right now."
Curry's Warriors currently sit at the top of the Western Conference standings, tied with the San Antonio Spurs with less than five weeks until the end of the season. Both teams have clinched a playoff berth, and are the only ones in the league to already do so.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, who Curry and the Warriors have faced in the past two NBA Finals, are also in first place in the Eastern Conference, with Washington and Boston close behind.
Whether the Warriors and Cavaliers will meet in the Finals for a third straight year is yet to be determined, but there is plenty of basketball (and March Madness!) to keep fans busy until then -- including one more matchup between the hot-shooting Curry brothers next week.
Regardless of the outcome, we're sure Cury has made his father proud.