Long before he developed into one of the greatest point guards in NBA history, Curry was a lightly-recruited prep player who had to go to a mid-major to get his chance at the next level. The documentary will chronicle that meteoric rise to the top.
Stephen Curry’s $215 million contract is historic
Curry broke all kinds of proverbial glass ceilings when he inked a four-year, $215 million contract extension with the Warriors last week.
The two-time NBA MVP became the first player in league history to sign multiple contracts of $200 million or higher. The $54 million annual average value (AAV) is also the highest in NBA history.
Golden State would never let Curry, who was previously entering the final season of his old contract, get away. He transformed the Warriors into one of the greatest dynasties in league history and almost single-handedly revolutionized the sport and how executives look to build their teams.
The contract might not age terribly well in the final couple of seasons. Then again, Curry showed no signs of slowing down in his age-32 season and is likely even hungrier to help Golden State win another championship.
The Baby-Faced Assassin had hundreds of millions in reasons to smile this summer. He should have even more reasons considering he is now getting the Michael Jordan treatment from the film industry.
Curry is the subject of an upcoming documentary
Curry’s basketball journey is coming to the silver screen.
The production company founded by Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, A24, is behind a new project called Underrated, according to Variety. The documentary will focus on Curry’s ascent from undersized and unknown mid-major player to national sensation at Davidson College.
A24 is the production studio behind critically-acclaimed films like Lady Bird and Uncut Gems. It will fully produce and finance the film in association with Unanimous Media, the production company created by Curry himself. Pete Nicks will direct the documentary.
It should be fascinating to see how extensively the documentary covers his time at Davidson. He burst onto the scene during the 2008 NCAA Tournament, which served as the launching pad for his career. The Warriors selected him with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. The rest, as they say, is history.
Stephen Curry’s documentary is just part of his growing portfolio
Chef Curry’s off-court ventures are becoming all the more prominent.
The Dubs star has his own mini-golf show, entitled “Holey Moley,” which is entering its third season. That is hardly the extent of Curry’s involvement in golf. He provided six years of funding for the Howard University golf program and played in a Korn Ferry Tour event back in 2018.
Curry also has lucrative partnerships with Under Armour and Subway. His influence is as expansive as any other NBA star save for LeBron James. Now, like LeBron and Air Jordan, Curry will tell his story in documentary fashion.
The Warriors might not have won the NBA title last season, but Curry keeps on winning.