Eight moments Steph Curry proved superstar status off court in 2020
Q&A with Dr. Fauci
This wasn’t your run-of-the-mill interview. This was a Q&A where Steph wanted to make sure the world was informed by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, and a member of the White House coronavirus task force.
It was a 30-min interview in which Fauci spoke on testing for the virus, social distancing and how the sports world could recover from the hiatus.
Octagon, the sports management company that represents Steph, called on their athletes to use their platforms to interview experts like Fauci.
Former president of the United States Barack Obama also stopped by to give his respects to the discussion.
Giving back to Oakland students
The Curry family donated one million meals to the Oakland Unified School District to help feed students who rely on the school's two meals a day.
With school no longer in session amid the coronavirus pandemic, Steph and Ayesha wanted to ensure those children had access to the food they need.
In addition to the meals, Ayesha and Steph launched a fundraiser on Facebook for Feeding America. Their goal for the fundraiser was set at $200,000 and they wanted to ensure no child, or family, goes hungry during the crisis.
"With schools closing and unemployment rising due to this national emergency, the need for accessible food is growing exponentially across the country. It takes a village and it's up to us as a nation to come together and help those in need," the Curry's wrote on the Facebook Fundraiser page.
In addition to the Warriors pledging $1 million to pay part-time and hourly employees at Chase Center, Curry joined more than 400 American CEOs by signing an open letter challenging all business executives to take dramatic measures to battle COVID-19.
The letter was an opportunity to alter how we work in hopes business can allow employees to work from home whenever possible.
The loss of NBA legend Kobe Bryant hit everyone in the sports world.
It took a while for Steph to publicly mourn the loss of Bryant, but it hit him hard.
He published an emotional Instagram post dedicated to Bryant and his daughter, Gianna.
“It hurts, as a father, knowing the hole that he’s not able to fill anymore,” Curry said in a courtside interview with TNT. "And, obviously, for Gigi, too. I know the whole NBA family and the whole world, really, has their back.”
FaceTime with the front line
Steph also took the opportunity to thank a member of the frontlines. Shelby Delaney is an ICU nurse at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, and she received a special FaceTime message from the Warriors’ star who thanked her and her colleagues for their efforts before one of their long night shifts.
Delaney had been wearing a Steph jersey under her scrubs last week.
It was amazing.
'It’s Our Game' initiative
“You know how much the game of basketball is just basketball,” Steph said in an in-game interview this season. “It’s not men’s or women’s it’s about just anyone who wants to play and enjoy that experience.”
Curry has hosted the “It’s Our Game” basketball camp for the last four years which is an invite-only camp, free of charge, for select Bay Area girls. In addition to basketball drills, campers can hear from a panel of inspiring women who have defied the odds.
Kinship with Ionescu
Sabrina Ionescu, a Walnut Creek native, has stamped her name on one of the best collegiate basketball players ever.
She has a special relationship with “big brother” Steph. Despite the impressive careers both possess, she doesn’t view the superstar as a basketball player, she looks at him as a brother.
The two cheer one another on in all facets of the game, but it’s their special relationship off the court that holds a stronger bond.