In the Spotlight|February 20, 2014 02:36 EST
Stephen Curry Christianity: Golden State Warriors Guard Expresses Faith in Jesus, "He means everything to me" (VIDEO)
Many NBA fans know that Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry will not be traded at today, but there some people who do not know that Curry has a strong Christian faith.
In addition, Curry is also husband to Ayesha and a father to 18-month-old daughter Riley. He has always remained humble ever since he was as a young boy growing up in Charlotte, NC, with devout Christian parents who started every morning with an essential family devotional time just before school.
Since then, Steph has grew from being a casually recruited high school player to an awesome college athlete who almost led small Davidson College to the 2008 Final Four to now being nothing short of an emerging NBA superstar.
"One of the best shooters the NBA will ever see," said Miami Heat superstar Lebron James referring to Curry adding. "You just hope he misses,"
Curry's father Dell played 16 years in the NBA and his younger brother Seth played for Duke University.
"Obviously, there's a lot of hoopla and fanfare that follows you wherever you go, but I know where my talent comes from," said Curry to Decision in December when he was in town to play against his hometown team Charlotte Bobcats adding. "I know why I play the game, and it's not to score 30 points a night, but it's to use the stage I'm on. I've been put here for a specific purpose: to be a witness and to share my testimony as I go through it."
In a column last year for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes website, Steph wrote that he adores directing people toward "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."
"It was a big decision that my parents couldn't make for me," said Curry referring to when officially recognized Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior at the age of 13 despite growing up as a Christian. "It's been a great walk since then. He means everything to me."
Curry and Jackson have an exceptional player-coach relationship because of their shared passion for Christ.
"He's the type of guy you look at and say, 'That's how I want my son to be,'" said Warriors coach Mark Jackson adding. "It's a great testament to who he is and the God he serves. He comes from a great background and has a great foundation. I made sure to go to his parents and thank them for the way they raised him.
Former Knicks and current Warrior player David Lee said Curry has played an important role in his decision to put God first in his life.
"It's something that's a lifestyle for him," said Lee referring to his Warriors teammate adding. "I've watched him sometimes from a distance, but I've also asked him questions about his faith. He's been a huge influence on me."
Regardless of his well-being or how he performs on a certain night, Curry is known for having a constant, even-keeled personality rooted in one of his beloved Bible verses, Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (NKJV).
"The time with my wife is huge so we can continue to grow and not be complacent with where we are in our walk with Christ. Obviously, we can all be better at that," said Curry in a report.