Steph Curry has many NBA championships and regular season MVP accolades, but the emotions he expressed after winning his fourth title in eight years were unusual for the senior star.

Curry sobbed on the floor as the clock struck zero in the Golden State Warriors’ 103-90 NBA Finals triumph against Boston. It had been three years since the Warriors had last appeared in the Finals, and four years since they had won the championship.

Steph Curry has many NBA championships and regular season MVP accolades, but the emotions he expressed after winning his fourth title in eight years were unusual for the senior star.

Curry sobbed on the floor as the clock struck zero in the Golden State Warriors’ 103-90 NBA Finals triumph against Boston. It had been three years since the Warriors had last appeared in the Finals, and four years since they had won the championship.

Golden State did not make the playoffs last season. The Warriors had the league’s poorest record two seasons ago. They were both afflicted by injuries, first by his “Splash Brothers” teammate Klay Thompson and subsequently by Curry himself.

Curry stated after Thursday’s game that the Warriors had “reached rock bottom.”

Curry, an ardent Christian, told ABC after the game, “I appreciate God every day that I get to play this game at the greatest level with some amazing people.” “This is what it’s all about — winning a championship and overcoming the challenges of the last several years. Nobody expected us to be here at the start of the season – except everyone on this court right now. It’s incredible. It’s quite surreal. We were a long distance away.”

Curry’s first championship came against an injured Cleveland Cavaliers club. Curry’s second and third championships were won alongside Kevin Durant, another NBA All-Star who later signed with the Brooklyn Nets.

Curry did not have Kevin Durant this season. He had to deliver if the Warriors were to win another championship. He accomplished this by averaging 34 points per game in the Finals and earned his first Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP award. (He previously earned two NBA regular-season MVP honors.)

During a post-game news conference, Curry credited the title to a mix of old and new players, including Jordan Poole, who was drafted in 2019, and Andrew Wiggins, who was traded to the Warriors in 2020.

“God is great,” he said during the post-game news conference. “The ability to be on this stage and play with amazing teammates against a great Boston Celtics team that gave us everything … this one hits different for sure.”

Curry often points heaven-ward after scoring. His Twitter account reads “believer” and “Philippians 4:13.” In 2019, he said in an episode of Facebook’s Stephen vs. The Game that he became a Christian at a young age. He also shared that he writes a Bible verse, Philippians 4:13, on his shoes, which includes a handwritten message: “I can do all things ….”

“It always reminds me of … why I’ve been blessed with these talents and where I get my strength from and who I’m playing for,” he said

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