Steph Curry used his platform as an NBA player recently to reveal his dependence on his religious faith. The All-Star point guard and member of the current NBA champion Golden State Warriors had a moment in a recent game. Afterwards, he wanted people to know he hadn’t forgotten the real reason for his success.
Curry, the Golden State Warriors point guard, was bested by the Memphis Grizzlies in a 111-101 loss Saturday. The loss came along with Curry getting ejected from the game after his frustration with not getting a foul led him to toss his mouthguard in the direction of official Scott Wall.
The 29-year-old two-time NBA champion took to Twitter to own up to his actions and allude to the fact that he is playing for a purpose.
“No excuse for that! Gotta remember who I am playing for…,” Curry wrote.
In a previous speech at a Liberty University convocation, Curry opened up about playing in the NBA to give God glory.
“The Lord has blessed me with these talents to do something special. But it is not about me,” he said, according to Liberty News. “That is something that I want my career and my life to be a reflection of His love and His grace and mercy. Whether it is winning games, losing games, making shots, missing shots it is all about giving glory to God.”
Curry’s mother, Sonya, also opened up to The Undefeated about her son’s purpose.
“Some people are called to preach, some people are called to teach. [Steph’s] job is to glorify God in everything that he does, and that comes through his talents,” she previously said. “And so from that standpoint, he’s not overdoing it. God says, ‘Just let me shine through you. You just be the vessel.’ And be relatable.”
Curry and his wife, Ayesha, who he met at a faith-based camp, have two daughters. Golden State is again the favorite to compete for an NBA championship next year.