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Arnab Bose

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Stephen Curry Becomes First Black Athlete To Win ACC! Warriors’ Ace Expresses What It Means To Him

Three-pointer king Stephen Curry is famous all around the world for his basketball endeavors. He has revolutionized the three-point shots in NBA and subsequently in the world. Curry is the leader of the Golden States Warriors and led the side to become a modern-day basketball dynasty. In the last decade, the Warriors have won four championships. They also have made a habit of playing in the NBA till June. However, this year was a bit different for the team because they could not make the conference finals in 2023. The Los Angeles Lakers won 4-2 against the Golden States Warriors in Round 2.

The two-time MVP was at his best but could not help his team get past the Lakers. It was also disappointing because the Warriors were the defending champions. They would like to retain the title and would have loved to win five titles in nine years. But it still is four for Steve Kerr’s army in nine years. However, this early exit from the postseason was a blessing in disguise for Stephen Curry as he could focus on his other passion – Golf.

   

Stephen Curry Wins ACC Title As The First Black Athlete! Makes Him Proud

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Stephen Curry ACC Source: ESPN

Due to his dedication to other than basketball, recently, Stephen Curry became the first black sportsman to win the ACC title. After the success, he acknowledged to the reporters that he got four extra weeks to play 10-12 more rounds. Hence, the ACC title is like a consolation prize after the elimination from the NBA playoffs. Curry always knew that he had the skill set to play the game of Golf and get better at that game. But with extra four weeks, playing ten more rounds helped him gain some muscle memory. This memory is even essential on the basketball court as it helped Curry to hit some good tee shots in the ACC. Then it equally helped Stephen Curry to play a good approach shot. Later, it is all about the routine on the green. But it all comes down to muscle memory. After the ACC win, Curry thanked his wife, Ayesha, for allowing him to practice even when they were on vacation.

Stephen Curry is another great basketball player like Michael Jordan, who has immense love for the game of Golf. Apparently, Vinny Del Negro was the first basketball player to win ACC back in 2021. Curry became the second. But Curry became the first black athlete to be the ACC title winner, and it means a lot to him. He says that this title will help him in his mission to help the youth, irrespective of race, to get into the game. He works tirelessly to create equity, access, and opportunity in golf to help the next generation.

Curry Would Like To Get Revenge In The Next NBA Season Against James

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LeBron James (Lakers) and Stephen Curry (Warriors). Source: San Francisco Chronicle

The Golden State Warriors will look to extend their dynasty to five titles in the next season. But it was an epic clash between Stephen Curry and LeBron James yet again in the playoffs. However, the two modern-day greats generally met in the NBA Finals when King James played for the Cleveland Cavaliers. From 2015 to 2018, they met at four consecutive finals.

But King Curry had the better of King James on three of those four occasions. However, while playing with the Lakers, LeBron James never had a face-off with Stephen Curry in the playoffs before. Hence, in 2023’s Round 2, the two greats met for the first time in playoffs before the conference finals. And this time, King James had the better of King Curry.