How Stephen Curry Became the Bay Area's 'Golden' Boy

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Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors looks on during a game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on January 23, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Stephen Curry was once labeled too small to make an impact in the NBA. Now, he's the reigning MVP and has led the Golden State Warriors to back-to-back league championships, taking home the trophy in 2015. And veteran sports columnist Marcus Thompson was along for the entire ride, working as the Warriors beat reporter for the Bay Area News Group. In his new book "Golden," Thomson traces the story of how Curry went from a too small underdog to the superstar leader of a record-breaking team, transforming the nature of the game along the way. As the Warriors prepare to take on the Portland Trailblazers in the playoffs this Sunday, we talk with Thompson about Steph Curry's life on and off of the court.


Marcus Thompson II, sports columnist, Bay Area News Group; author, "Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry"