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“A revolutionary player like Curry—whose three-point shooting altered basketball in a way similar to Babe Ruth changing baseball with the home run—deserves an in-the-moment book. And in the same way so many of Curry’s outlandish shots nestle softly into the net, so Thompson’s engaging and knowing biography successfully finds the mark.” —The Washington Post

Golden is the first book to provide an all-access look at Steph Curry and the team that has fueled Dub Nation—by longtime Warriors beat reporter and Bay Area News Group sports columnist Marcus Thompson, the go-to expert on all things Golden State.

A lifelong Warriors fan turned insider Thompson is uniquely qualified to tell the definitive story of a singular talent, pulling back the curtain on the crazy work ethic and on-court intensity that make Curry great—and the emphasis on family and faith that keeps him grounded.

Combining the competitive grit and fun-loving spirit of his mother with the mild demeanor, easy charm, and sharp shooting of his father, former NBA player Dell Curry, Steph Curry derives support and strength from his close-knit kin and his commitment to Christianity. This hard-working, wholesome image however is both a blessing and curse in a League of big personalities. Thompson unravels the complicated underpinnings of the Steph Curry hate with a nuanced analysis of how class and complexion come into play when a child with an NBA pedigree becomes the face of a sport traditionally honed on inner-city black top and dominated by the less privileged.

With unprecedented access, Thompson draws from exclusive interviews with Steph Curry, his family, his teammates, Coach Steve Kerr, and the Warriors owners to bring readers inside the locker room and courtside with this remarkable athlete and man.

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    By Buoncore
    Amazing read. Whether or not you're a basketball fan, this book will make you appreciate the perseverance of Steph Curry. Thompson does an excellent job of conveying the hardships Curry has overcome and showing how Steph's unwavering courage has allowed him to rise amongst the elite in the NBA.
  • Great Read!

    By Nap time pass time
    Marcus Thompson takes a very popular player and known figure of inspiration and gives a microscopic view into the spirit and fight that is Steph Curry. I feel more connected and inspired by his journey after reading this book. I kept turning the pages hoping it wasn't the last and trying to gain some perspective on my own fight in life because he did. Loved the book it's a must read, because the writer clearly knows a side we all wish we knew. Curry is a phenomenon that should be celebrated because his story is phenomenal!

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