All-Star in the NBA Steph Curry tells Christian musician Tauren Wells in a new podcast that Romans 8:28 created the cornerstone of his faith when he was a little boy and was frequently compared to his father, who was also a professional basketball player. “My mom messaged Romans 8:28 over and over and over again, and that was the verse that she whispered life into me,” Curry explained. “We know that God works all things for the good of those who love Him and have been called according to His purpose.”
Curry is a four-time NBA champion for the Golden State Warriors and is generally considered the best 3-point shooter in the history of the game. As a young basketball player, though, Curry was known only as the son of Dell Curry, who played 16 years in the league, including a decade for the Charlotte Hornets. Wells interviewed Curry for his podcast, The High Note.
“No matter what gym I stepped into [in high school], I would hear the student section yell, ‘Daddy can’t help you,'” Curry chuckled.
Curry stated that he realized at a young age that “my journey was my own.” “That was something that… I really believed in that whatever I put my mind to, whatever I decided I was going to really work at and have that spirit of success that I was going to be able to live it out,” Curry said, referring to Romans 8:28. “And that has carried over into whatever the issue front of me was,” he remarked. “… God makes no errors in my life.”With his father on the road playing basketball, Curry said his mom, Sonya, was the “foundation of discipline.” She led “us to find out our relationship with God … and beginning our faith journey.” His mother, he said, took them to church on Sundays and Wednesdays and led them in Bible studies at 6:30 a.m. before school.
“With all the things thrown at me … I knew who I was, I knew who I am,” he said.
He plays for an “audience of One,” he said.
“[It] has always been my foundation,” he said.
Curry also said he is a fan of Wells’ music. He took his children to a Tauren Wells concert in Sacramento. When Curry’s son was born, he said, he played Wells’ Hills and Valleys in the delivery room.
“And I’m singing it to him,” Curry said. “I’ve got him in my arms. I’ve got a video of it.”