Stephen Curry’s Favorite Player Growing Up Was Not Michael Jordan But This Player

Published 08/24/2021, 2:30 PM EDT
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after a basket against the Portland Trail Blazers during the fourth quarter for a career-high 62 point game for Curry at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


Many already tout Stephen Curry among the all-time greats of the game. Despite still having some peak years of his professional career ahead of him, Curry has already won the accolades many players can only dream of.

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While many would think that Curry’s favorite player would be Michael Jordan or even Ray Allen, that’s not the case. Curry’s favorite player while growing up was Reggie Miller.

Curry has won three NBA championships in his professional career. He has been an integral part of the Golden State Warriors since being drafted in 2009. He has also won the NBA MVP twice and is a seven-time NBA All-Star. And even though Curry is chasing Ray Allen in NBA’s 3-point scoring leader list, Allen’s not the player he grew up idolizing. In fact, it wasn’t Michael Jordan either.

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Steph Curry’s favorite player was Reggie Miller.

Jan 4, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots a three point basket during the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

Stephen Curry reveals his favorite player growing up

Just like Reggie Miller, Stephen Curry is also a one-franchise player in the NBA. Miller retired four years before Curry’s NBA debut. In a birthday tribute video by Ballislife on Twitter, the latter revealed that Reggie Miller was his favorite player while growing up.

“One of my idols growing up, NBA legend, Hall of Famer, bullseye All-Star, Mr. Reggie Miller,” Curry says in the tribute video.

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Much to Curry’s joy, the respect and admiration is not one-sided. In the video, Miller can be seen telling Steph, “You’re the best shooter in the game.”

While Curry idolized Reggie during his childhood, the latter was spotted asking for the former’s autograph.

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Reggie Miller spent 18 years of his professional basketball career playing for Indiana Pacers. In fact, he is one of the five players to spent their entire 18 years or more career at the same franchise. Reggie Miller was second on the all-time 3-pointers scoring list, behind Ray Allen. Stephen Curry broke Reggie’s record earlier this year during the Warriors’ loss to Utah.

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