“I know that in the grand scheme of things, this is just a game that can be taken from me at any moment, but I love that basketball gives me the opportunities to do good things for people and to point them towards the Man who died for our sins on the cross,” Curry wrote.
OAKLAND, Calif. (Christian Examiner) — As Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry led his team during the NBA Western Conference finals, the mainstream media highlighted his record accomplishments on the court. Yet the league MVP says all the praise and accolades of his skills could never compare to his heavenly treasures.
The first time the 27-year-old player won the Most Valuable Player award he wasted no time in clarifying who is front and center in his life.
“First and foremost I have to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for blessing me with the talents to play this game, with the family to support me, day in, day out. I’m His humble servant right now and I can’t say enough how important my faith is to who I am and how I play the game,” Curry said May 4 at the MVP ceremony.
Curry noted in another article there are about 10 other players on the team who attend pre-game chapel and pray together before games.
“The Holy Spirit is moving through our locker room in a way I’ve never experienced before,” he wrote in his testimony featured in 2014 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Magazine. “It’s allowing us to reach a lot of people, and personally I am just trying to use this stage to share how God has been a blessing to my life and how He can be the same in everyone else’s.
“I know I have a place in heaven waiting for me because of Him, and that’s something no earthly prize or trophy could ever top,” Curry said about his faith in God.
God’s light has long-shined through the Warrior who came to faith at an early age.
“I remember it like it was yesterday, the day I gave my life to Christ. I was in fourth grade, and I recall hearing and understanding the Gospel of Jesus Christ and walking down the aisle to give my life to Him.”