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Golden : The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry - Marcus Thompson


The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry


Published: 11th April 2017
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The incredible and inspiring story of Stephen Curry, the greatest shooter basketball has ever seen, and the ascension of the Golden State Warriors, a team on the verge of being an NBA dynasty, by long-time Warriors beat reporter and Bay Area News Group sports columnist Marcus Thompson.

When it comes to Stephen Curry point guard for the Golden State Warriors and reigning MVP of the NBA journalists, fans, and sports analysts are running out of ways to say “wow.” Deemed too small and too short at 6’3 and 180 pounds by NBA coaches around the league, Curry has taken the game back from the bigger men who usually dominate the court. With his incredible shooting ability that started a “three-point revolution” he led the Warriors to seventy-three wins in the 2015-2016 season, beating out Michael Jordan and the 1996 Chicago Bulls’ long-time record.

Told by Marcus Thompson, a lifelong Warriors insider who has been reporting on the team for twelve seasons, Golden is the definitive story of this singular talent. Thompson explores this all-star player, his love for the game and his team, and his close-knit and supportive family including his Instagram celebrity chef wife Ayesha and adorable young daughters. From avid fans to newcomers of the sport, Curry has become a role model for both children and aspiring players everywhere. And he leads the ultimate team, a collection of talent and personalities that complement Curry’s game and push him to heights no one ever imagined for a kid from Davidson or this beleaguered franchise.

These Warriors have carved out their place in history as one of the most memorable and transformative the NBA has ever seen. And they are led by a superstar who has solidified his place among the greats.

About the Author

Marcus Thompson II is a sports columnist for the Mercury News and East Bay Times, the flagship publications of Bay Area News Group. Before expanding to reporting and opining on the NFL and other San Francisco Bay Area pro and college sports, he covered the Golden State Warriors exclusively as beat writer for ten seasons. Thompson is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University, where he received a BA in mass media arts with a concentration on journalism. He lives with his wife, Dawn, and daughter, Sharon, in Oakland, California. Golden is his first book.

"If you are going to listen to what any media person has to say about the Warriors, especially regarding the rise of Steph Curry to superstar status, start with Marcus Thompson. Since I was drafted by the Warriors, no writer has been more plugged in to this journey." - Draymond Green

"The Warriors are known for tormenting opposing defenses, but let me tell you about someone who's GREAT at covering Stephen Curry: Marcus Thompson. MT2 knows all the stories. He's been courtside for every dribble of Curry's pro career and brings a level of insight and perspective on the Steph Phenomenon that's second to none." - ESPN NBA reporter Marc Stein

"Marcus Thompson flat out gets basketball and how to write beautifully about it. With Golden, he tells Steph Curry's story with insights you won't find anywhere else. He takes you behind the scenes of massive playoff games and deep into the formative moments of Curry's past. Steph has been the focus of so much media attention that one might assume there's nothing new to know. They would be quite wrong, as Marcus has unearthed a rich trove that cameras either missed or were never privy to. If you love the NBA, you'll love this book." - ESPN writer Ethan Sherwood Strauss


Chapter 1 Baby Faced Assassin
Chapter 2 Game Changer
Chapter 3 Wardell II
Chapter 4 St3ph
Chapter 5 Curry Appeal
Chapter 6 Splash Brothers
Chapter 7 The Next Grant Hill
Chapter 8 Curry Hate
Chapter 9 Exceptionally Unathletic
Chapter 10 Underdog


ISBN: 9781501147838
ISBN-10: 1501147838
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 11th April 2017
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.39