Steph Curry Shares the Bible Verse That Got Him Through Tough Times
By Movieguide® Contributor
NBA star Steph Curry has always been open about his Christian faith, even sporting a Bible verse from Philippians 4:13 (“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”) on his shoes. However, the basketball player recently revealed another verse that’s meant a lot to him.
While appearing on The High Note podcast, Curry revealed that the New Testament’s Romans 8:28 has been very important to him over the years.
The verse reads, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Curry explained that his mom was the base of his strong Christian faith, taking them to church and Bible studies.
“It kind of gave me the confidence to find out what that meant for myself,” Curry shared. “These last crazy 12 years in the league, a lot of it has come down to forming an identity and knowing where my foundation is so that with all the things thrown at me, like you said, I knew who I was and I know who I am. I credit my mom a lot for showing us the way.”
As he faced struggles as he launched his NBA career, Curry said that his mom continued to be a source of strength for him.
“My mom messaged over and over and over and over again, Romans 8:28, and that was the verse that she spoke life into me,” Curry revealed. “To me, that was something that I really believed. Whatever I put my mind to, whatever I decided, I was going to really work it and have that spirit of accomplishment.”
Curry is now looking to bring his faith to the big screen. Movieguide® previously reported:
Stephen “Steph” Curry is ranked the 8th highest paid athlete in the world. His initial fame stems from his mad skills on the basketball court as the point and shooting guard for the Golden State Warriors. How does Curry not get lost in all the fandom? The answer: by making his priorities faith, family and career- in that order.
In a day when athletes are viewed as celebrities, Curry, like many other sports professionals before him, hopes to expand his abilities to the silver screen.
The 30-year old athlete, husband and father of three looks forward to using his platform for good. As reported by Variety, Curry now plans to test his artistic capabilities with his new production company, Unanimous Media.
Curry promises to be heavily involved in the projects that make their way to production. Yet, with his outspoken faith, Curry clears up his intentions with the content Unanimous will portray; “It’s not about me hitting people over the head with a Bible and telling them they have to believe a certain thing or think a certain way,” he explains. Rather through showcasing Christian topics and inspiring stories, his desire is to lend a hand in offering better content options.
Clearly, Curry is aware that faith and moral content is sparse for family-friendly audiences today. He hopes that the work of Unanimous Media will elevate the positive content that audiences desire.
Unanimous will produce feature-length movies, mini-series that showcase a variety of genres along with merchandise and video games. Two of the current projects he’s focusing on center around the Christmas and Easter holidays.
Due to their experience in the faith-based realm, Sony will serve as the distribution company for most of the production company’s projects. Affirm Films, a faith-branch of Sony, released other faith-based movies like PAUL AND APOSTLE OF CHRIST, MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, FACING THE GIANTS and RISEN.