KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Steph Curry has quite a weekend ahead of him. No, it’s not because of Valentine’s Day, but the Golden State Warriors star will take the court in Toronto on Sunday for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game.
Undoubtedly, Curry appreciates of the honor of being an All-Star, but the standout point guard and 2015 NBA MVP knows there’s a much bigger prize in life, long after the buzzer sounds. Curry has talked with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Magazine about this faith, writing that his trust in Christ identifies him more than his jersey.
Curry told FCA about the moment he began living for Jesus – and never looked back: “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. My parents continued to pour into my faith from that point on, making sure I understood the commitment I’d just made.”
And of his journey to the NBA, he said, “I knew the Lord was preparing me for a bigger stage to represent and be a witness for Him on the basketball court. I remembered my mom telling me from day one at Davidson (College) that God puts His people in different areas of life so that they can reach more people for Him. I tried to use that time for His glory.
“God’s given me talents to play basketball for a living, but I still have to work hard to improve every day. 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. 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.
“There’s more to me than just this jersey I wear, and that’s Christ living inside of me.”