Four-time NBA champion Wardell “Chef” Curry shows no signs of decline, despite turning 35 today, March 14.
For this ‘22-’23 NBA season, Curry averages 29.7 pts, 6.2 rebounds, and 6.4 assists. His 49.9% field goal, 43.4% from deep, and 92.5 from the line helped the Golden State Warriors reach the fifth spot in the Western Conference.
“I always feel like I’m getting better. Getting better means, for me, the way I judge success: The way I play, being an efficient scorer and well-rounded in terms of making other people better, like creating space with my off-ball cutting, which requires a lot of energy to do,” he said to Marc Stein. “How your mind sees the game and all that type of stuff; I feel like I’m always getting better there. I haven’t felt like at any point that I’m slowing down, so I’m loving where I’m at right now. However long I can make this last is the challenge.”
Although reaching 35 years old, the first-ever unanimous MVP still has enough fuel left in the tank. In the previous NBA season, Curry joined NBA greats like Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Wilt Chamberlain in becoming the most valuable player at age 34.
Not only is he the greatest shooter of all time, but he is probably one of the most charitable athletes in the world.
Chef Curry, An Advocate Off the Court
Chef Curry has done many good things, putting his influence to good use. In 2021, while the world is struggling with the pandemic, he and his wife, Ayesha, provided 16 million meals to families in Oakland. They did it through their Eat.Learn.Play. foundation, aiming to help every child and end childhood hunger.
“The world is changing before our eyes in terms of dealing with the spread of the coronavirus,” he said to The San Francisco Chronicle. “The world is changing before our eyes in terms of dealing with the spread of the coronavirus.”
Their foundation also donated over 500,000 books to children in need. But there is more needed to be done. Last year, Curry’s profile expanded from being an athlete-businessman to becoming an activist and humanitarian.
He is also a prominent voice for gender equality. In 2020, Curry empowered women by hosting a basketball camp for 200 girls.
In 2012, during the malaria outbreak, Wardell created the Nothing But Nets program. Its objective is to deliver anti-malaria nets to those in Tanzania.
He also donated $118,00 to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, as well as vocally supporting organizations like NBA Cares, Victory Over Cancer, V Foundation for Cancer Research, and many more charities.