Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry

Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry

by Marcus Thompson


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The #1 national bestseller and inside story of Steph Curry, the greatest shooter basketball has ever seen.

Golden is the first book to provide an all-access look at Steph Curry and the team that has fueled Dub Nation—by longtime Warriors beat reporter and Bay Area News Group sports columnist Marcus Thompson, the go-to expert on all things Golden State.

A lifelong Warriors fan turned insider Thompson is uniquely qualified to tell the definitive story of a singular talent, pulling back the curtain on the crazy work ethic and on-court intensity that make Curry great—and the emphasis on family and faith that keeps him grounded.

Combining the competitive grit and fun-loving spirit of his mother with the mild demeanor, easy charm, and sharp shooting of his father, former NBA player Dell Curry, Steph Curry derives support and strength from his close-knit kin and his commitment to Christianity. This hard-working, wholesome image however is both a blessing and curse in a League of big personalities. Thompson unravels the complicated underpinnings of the Steph Curry hate with a nuanced analysis of how class and complexion come into play when a child with an NBA pedigree becomes the face of a sport traditionally honed on inner-city black top and dominated by the less privileged.

With unprecedented access, Thompson draws from exclusive interviews with Steph Curry, his family, his teammates, Coach Steve Kerr, and the Warriors owners to bring readers inside the locker room and courtside with this remarkable athlete and man.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501147845
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 55,452
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Marcus Thompson II is a lead columnist at The Athletic, covering the Golden State Warriors, San Francisco 49ers and Giants, and the Oakland Raiders and A’s. He was previously a sportswriter at the San Jose Mercury News and covered the Warriors exclusively as a beat writer for ten seasons. He lives with his wife, Dawn, and daughter, Sharon, in Oakland, California. He is the author of the national bestseller Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry and KD: Kevin Durant’s Relentless Pursuit to Be the Greatest.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Baby Faced Assassin 1

Chapter 2 Game Changer 29

Chapter 3 Wardell II 57

Chapter 4 St3ph 85

Chapter 5 Curry Appeal 109

Chapter 6 Splash Brothers 133

Chapter 7 The Next Grant Hill 151

Chapter 8 Curry Hate 173

Chapter 9 Exceptionally Unathletic 201

Chapter 10 Underdog 219

Epilogue 243

Index 254

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Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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A good book for fans of Curry and the NBA. Covers his run with the Warriors, his days in college, and how he had to change his shot when he was young because it was getting blocked so much. Check it out.
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