Stephen Curry, 27, just might be the greatest basketball player of all time, or at least he's on his way. The Ohio-born point guard who stands at only 6-foot-3-inches and 190 pounds, led the Golden State Warriors to their first NBA Championship in 40 years last spring, while simultaneously winning over Bay Area hearts with his wholesome character and adorable family.
Fresh off an MVP season and a championship, Curry has somehow gotten even better this season, staking a strong claim for best player in the NBA. With an 18-0 start, and no sign of slowing down, he's on his way to topping the best statistical seasons ever produced by the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, or LeBron James. And if it wasn't enough that Curry is on track to shatter (his own) NBA records for three-point shots made and attempted, in the process, he's also going to go ahead and make more than some entire teams this season. That's right: Some entire teams can't even get as many shots from behind the line as Curry can.
But it isn't just Curry's sweet jump shot that has the entire Bay Area heeding the rallying call and packing the seats at Oracle Arena every home game: his adorable family has become a national sensation as well. Curry married his highschool sweetheart, Ayesha, when he was just 23-years-old, and the couple now lives in Walnut Creek with their two daughters, three-year-old Riley and baby Ryan, born this July. But just what makes the Curry family so cool that Ayesha has garnered more than a million Instagram followers and posted selfies with the likes of Chrissy Teigen and Jessica Alba? For starters, Ayesha Curry is known for sinking threes while 9-months pregnant, and daughter Riley is as equally as adored as North West and Blue Ivy for her fashion sense (she even landed a modeling gig this month) as well as her spotlight-stealing press conference appearances and signature handshake with dad before every game.
So what exactly does everyone love about Chef Curry (a nickname bestowed upon him by Drake in the song "0 to 100/ The Catch Up")? "He's lethal," says Warriors coach, Steve Kerr. "He's mesmerizing," says teammate Klay Thompson. He's the "best shooter I've ever seen," says president Barack Obama. Regardless of what it is that draws you in about Curry, he's made sure that the entire Bay Area can come together under one blue-and-gold flag.