Former Basketball player Rashad Phillips felt the success of Stephen Curry is not an underdog story and he was born to succeed.
When Curry was coming into the NBA Draft from Davidson, the hype around him might not have been as much as a few other rookies over the years. Yet, a few years on, he became one of the best in the league. Curry was born to Dell- a former NBA player- and Sonya, who was also a sportsperson during her school days.
Phillips credited Curry’s parents for his success saying it was not an underdog story.
“Steph isn’t as a underdog story as u want it to be. Is he great? Yes. Is he legendary? Yes. Did he change the game? Yes. He was born to play this game. Father former NBA sharpshooter and mom volleyball player. Curry was built for success and there’s nothing wrong with that,” Phillips tweeted on Sunday.
He further tweeted that Curry’s success is an inspiration to the children in America.
“Steph’s rise to greatness is how we try to raise our children. Suburban neighborhoods, no financial stress, good schools with perfect surroundings for them to chase their dreams. Steph Curry is the American dream. The older I get I see it. His parents deserve so much credit,” he wrote in another tweet.
11 years into his NBA career, Curry is currently a three-time NBA Champion and a two-time league MVP.
Many players came from situations much more unlikely than Stephen Curry
For Phillips, an underdog is someone who attains success defeating the odds. Phillips named a few such players who came from much more unlikely situations than Curry. Allen Iverson, he tweeted, was in prison before becoming the no. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft.
My top 5 All Underdog Team
1. Ben Wallace
2. Darrell Armstrong
3. Bruce Bowen
4. John Starks
5. Avery Johnson
— Rashad Phillips (@RP3natural) June 29, 2020
“You want NBA underdogs then look at these guys. John Starks was bagging groceries before becoming a Knick favorite, Allen Iverson was in prison as a teen then became the number 1 pick, and Ben Wallace went undrafted to become a 4-time DPOY,” he tweeted.
He went on to name his top 5 all underdog team that included Ben Wallace, Darrel Armstrong, Bruce Bowen, John Starks, Avery Johnson.