'Is this…a Church Thing?'- Stephen Curry’s Faith Praised by GQ

Mark Judge | June 1, 2017
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GQ, the magazine that employs hysteric Keith Olbermann and once ran a headline promoting intercourse with Ben Carson, has praised Christianity.

Specifically, they give props to the faith of Stephen Curry, the superstar point guard for the Golden State Warriors. In a profile by Andrew Corsello, Curry is praised for his faith and “his selflessness, both temperamentally and athletically.”

Curry was also recently profiled in the May/June 2016 edition of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes magazine. He said: “I’ve always been a believer that the Lord has put whatever talent in you, [and] whatever gift He has put in you, He wants you to get the most out of that. He wants you to succeed; He wants you to pursue and work and be passionate about it. It’s not about getting any of the glory for yourself; it’s all for His [glory]. That’s where you have to keep perspective. Work at it and do all you can so you get the most out of yourself, but do it for His will.”

“Curry is The Man who never thinks of himself as anything other than a man, one of five,” GQ’s Corsello writes. “It would never occur to him to dub himself King Curry, à la LeBron, or to refer to his teammates as his ‘supporting cast,’ à la Jordan.”

Corsello notes that Curry has a finger tattoo to remind him of his wife during games and that he never refers to himself in the third person. Curry's mother Sonya revealed the way she raised her son:  “I always wanted him to understand that dating is a privilege—that when you date someone, you become responsible to that person. I told him, ‘You may be a star athlete, but I am not gonna let you go through girls. No.’”

Stephen and his wife Ayesha first met in the youth group of Charlotte's Central Church of God, when he was 15 and she was 14.

Corsello describes Curry’s patience when meeting fans. “Is this patience of his a Christian thing, a church thing?” Corsello asks.

“Yeah,” Curry says. “That would be a church thing.”

“Steph's selflessness makes his teammates not only better but more self-sacrificing,” adds Golden State assistant coach Bruce Fraser tells GQ. He refers to Golden State forward Draymond Green, who's play Fraser says was helped by Curry: “His defensive play and basketball IQ have gone off the charts this season because of the example Steph set in welcoming Kevin Durant onto the team. The way Steph didn't set out to prove ‘This is my team’ trickled down to all the other players. Steph knew he'd be sacrificing stats and points. But it was all about the team.”

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