NBA MVP Steph Curry is hotter than a burning bush — and his ball-handling makes opposing defenses look like the Red Sea facing the will of Moses. But the biblical tropes don’t end there for Curry, among the most devout Christians in professional sports. Many athletes thank Jesus after a particularly good performance — it’s a commonplace part of postgame interviews. (And those are just the players who don’t, like Curry, actually play like God.) But Curry doesn’t just quote the Bible randomly after yet another dominant performance — he wears the Bible around. And not invisibly on his proverbial sleeve either, but inked on his famous sneakers. Curry is driven by this quote from Philippians, verse 4:13: “I can do all this through Christ who gives me strength.”
Curry wanted “I CAN DO ALL THINGS” stitched on the inside of the tongue of the Curry One, and what Curry wants, Curry gets. Among the most famous Christian athletes of recent vintage, Curry’s success speaks a lot louder than the success so far of fellow evangelists Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin. Curry broke his own single season record for 3-point shooting this year with 24 games remaining on the schedule. Curry has said: “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.” But some nights it just looks like heaven is a basketball court — and Steph Curry is already an angel.