Steph Curry is synonymous with three-point shooting in the NBA but there was a time where even he had to prove himself.
The 6 foot 2 guard was always told he was too small to succeed and given, it did take the Davidson prospect a few seasons to develop his game after entering the league in 2009 as the overall number seven draft pick.
Steph recently recalled the moment when he felt as though he had arrived as an NBA player.
“It was probably my fourth year,” Curry told the TODAY Show. “We had a game in New York at the Garden. I scored 54 points, but we lost that night. That game, specifically, just kind of changed the narrative of, ‘OK, we’ve got to take this kid seriously eventually, because he’s got game and he’s fearless.'”
Fast forward to today and Curry is about to enter his 15th season in the league and his stats are like video game numbers. So crazily consistent.
To this day, the Dubs’ loss to New York on that fateful that night is still Curry’s third-highest scoring game in his storied career.
It’s a night that Warriors fans won’t soon forget and although Curry says that was his turning point, his mindset from back then still stays with him in a way.
“It’s a tough one to explain because of what the resume looks like, but for me, it’s like that healthy insecurity of the way that I’ve seen the game of basketball, life, from Day 1 has not changed at all,” Curry said. “I still have to prove to myself that I can still do it. That I can still do it, or I can still do it for as long as I can.
“That’s what drives me. That underrated mindset oozes out of me at every opportunity.”