NBA All-Star Stephen Curry tells Christian singer Tauren Wells in his new podcast The High Note that Romans 8:28 formed the foundation for his faith at a young age when he was constantly being compared to his father, who was also a pro basketball player.
“My mom messaged over and over and over and over again, Romans 8:28, and that was the verse that she spoke life into me,” Curry said. “We know that in all things God works for the good of those that love Him and who 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 of the son of Dell Curry, who played 16 years in the league, including a decade for the Charlotte Hornets.
Curry said he learned early in life that “my journey was my own.” Referencing Romans 8:28, Curry said, “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 accomplishment that I was going to be able to live it out. And that’s carried all the way through whatever the challenge ahead of me was,” he said. “… God doesn’t make any mistakes with anything that happens in my life.”
With his father on the road playing basketball, Curry said his mom, Sonya, was the “foundation of the 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,[It] has always been my foundation,” he said. He plays for an “audience of One,” he said.