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He COULDN’T Shoot Normally in High School Basketball But Became an NBA Star

September 8, 2019

Stephen Curry is one of the greatest shooters
of all time, but he wasn’t always like that. In fact, every major D1 college rejected Curry. Why and how did he make the NBA? What is up dudes, dudettes, ballers, players. It’s ya boi MJ. Today I wanted to talk about the time Steph
Curry was in high school when he couldn’t shoot normally and was rejected by colleges. Y’all been killing it with the support for
these stories so let’s keep it going. Let me know in the comments if this inspired
you and ideas for new story videos. Alright let’s get into it. Stephen Curry was not the star high school
basketball player. He was far from it. At the end of his sophomore year, Curry was
5’ 6”, 125 pounds. In other terms, he was a pipsqueak for basketball. Curry had this goal of making the NBA and
was willing to put in the work, but it just seemed like he was too small. On top of that, he couldn’t shoot normally. Basketball players are supposed to be shooting
from their head up. Curry didn’t have enough strength to shoot
it from there and so he would shoot it from his waist. That means Curry could easily get blocked
and because he was so small, he could also easily get bodied. Dell Curry, Steph’s father and one of the
great NBA 3 point shooters, told Steph that it was necessary for him to shoot from his
head up so for the entire summer before junior year, Steph worked on his shot. Steph’s brother would say that Curry would
work day and night on his shot. His shot was broken down to the point where
he couldn’t shoot 2 feet in front of the rim. He would cry some nights, frustrated at his
inability to correct his shot. But something was happening to Curry. He was growing. In his junior year of high school basketball,
Curry showed off his new shot and new height. He was finally shooting above his head and
stood at 5’ 9”. He averaged just under 20 points per game,
but it wasn’t enough. No division 1 college was sending offers his
way. Being in Charlotte. Steph would say that you want to play for
the Tar Heels, Duke, Wake Forest but Curry would never get that chance. Still, Curry was pretty optimistic, but then
he got hit with a big blow. The only college that recruited Curry was
his father’s college, Virginia Tech, and they told him that he would have to play as
a walk-on or basically they have an open roster spot for people who try out and if he does
good, he might make that spot. There’s no guarantee. That hurt Steph. Curry worked harder in the next summer and
grew to 6 foot. Finally, he got an offer his senior year,
from Davidson College. Davidson coach Bob McKillop thought he had
found a player that could change the whole program around and man was he right. Curry would have games here and there his
freshmen year of college, but Steph became a household name his sophomore year of college
where he led Davidson on a Cinderella story to the final 8. He led a sort of no name division 1 school
the final 8 of the NCAA tournament. His junior year of college basketball, Curry
led the whole nation in scoring and eventually declared for the draft. If you want a video on the Cinderella Story
of Davidson, let me know in the comments down below. Curry changed his whole life around with hard
work and some great genetics that allowed him to grow. It’s funny how Curry couldn’t shoot normally
in high school basketball and now is possibly the best basketball shooter that ever lived. But what do you think? Is Curry the best shooter ever? Let me know in the comments down below. Drop a like if you liked this video. Let’s aim for 153 likes. The faster you hit that like button, the faster
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  • Reply MJ2KALLDAY December 9, 2017 at 12:29 am

    Ideas for next story? Best idea will get a shoutout in the next story!

  • Reply Aleksander Olsen June 14, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    I get jealous with how these guys grow. I was freaking 5'10 when i was 13 but only grew one inch since then (27 now)…

  • Reply Avi Berglas June 15, 2018 at 12:51 am

    It's Larry bird he showed Reggie miller how to shoot threes

  • Reply e james June 15, 2018 at 4:40 am

    curry does not have a jump shot………..he has a bob cousy set shot. But in the NBA today with no such thing as defensive pressure……… doesn't matter. If that 's your thang , fine. But I ain't wasting my time watching that weak euro shit.

  • Reply james senpai June 15, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    i think no one is best. my opinion.

  • Reply ItsYeHomie0 June 16, 2018 at 1:07 am

    Well I’m 4’5 in 7th grade

  • Reply gggg June 16, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Well he also got lucky he grew from 5'6'' to 6'

  • Reply TheMystriousMistro4000K YoAreTheBest June 16, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    All of you are dumb curry is the best shooter In the world and now since hes still in the NBA hes the best shooter are you so dumb

  • Reply YouTube_ ytjay June 16, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Curry is the best shooter yes you are right he's the best shooter around

  • Reply Ahmet Chakush June 17, 2018 at 1:09 am

    Steph curry 😂😂

  • Reply 500 likes boi June 17, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    I was wondering about those college's thinking right now when he's a nba champ right now

  • Reply Aidan Seigrist June 17, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Yeah I love the gsw

  • Reply Chue Tou Yang June 17, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    153 likes xD 15k son!!!

  • Reply Daniel Fields June 18, 2018 at 12:23 am


  • Reply Rrper June 18, 2018 at 1:00 am


  • Reply clark mandrell June 19, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Yes he is

  • Reply Djimon Baines June 19, 2018 at 10:05 pm


  • Reply Jared Reardon June 19, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    No Larry bird is the best

  • Reply over eager douchebag June 20, 2018 at 12:09 am

    curry is absolutely the best shooter ever. Nobody back then wasted as much energy on kid games like we do today

  • Reply Mason Hisey June 20, 2018 at 2:06 am


  • Reply iamstevencooper June 20, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    I've struggled with depression my entire life. Will you guys listen to the song I wrote about it?

  • Reply Nathan Yeung June 20, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Steph Curry the best pure shooter

  • Reply Bowen Price June 21, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Yes curry is the best shooter

  • Reply Larry W June 25, 2018 at 5:39 am

    The most interesting thing about basketball is that no matter how great a shooter you are, no basketball player ever scored more than 60% except DeAndre Jordan and he is so selective in his shots that he only has averaged between 9 and 12 points per game.  So even the very greatest players basically make only 1/2 of their shots.

  • Reply Antoime Kirk June 26, 2018 at 5:27 am

    Stephen Curry is the greatest shooter of all time that's why went from high school Couldn't Shoot 3-pointers correctly his dad is one of the greatest legendary Shooters and look at stuff now two-time or 3 time NBA champion I am a Warriors fan

  • Reply Joyce Kanyangii July 2, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Curry is the most amazing shooter of all time. Lebron is a dunker, but shooting….leave it to Curry!!

  • Reply chriss smith July 5, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    this just shows that you have to make points to get to the nba, be selfish and think me,me,me and you can get noticed, without the numbers you will just be an average blow.

  • Reply Tyson Blake July 8, 2018 at 5:03 am

    he is the best three point shoter

  • Reply Annette H July 12, 2018 at 12:24 am

    Yrs he is I'm a big curry fan 4 life

  • Reply Mr. Fabreez M July 20, 2018 at 8:57 pm


  • Reply chech July 22, 2018 at 12:08 am

    The narrator sounds like he has a dick in his mouth.

  • Reply Iset Theophania July 22, 2018 at 6:11 am

    yes I do

  • Reply Thetruthwillblowyou away July 22, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    and genetics allowed him to grow… guys don't be fooled about those "MIRACLE" Growth spurts in the nba > like Michael jordan's and denis rodman one. You can't grow after 20 5 inches, even 4. You gotta take something to help you, either HGH or something else. ALSO LOOK GLEN DAVIS > THIS guy is the example of how a person looks when he takes HGH. Don't be fooled… You can't deny that they work very hard but they didn't grow naturally just from eatin healthy and a lot of calcium….

  • Reply Thetruthwillblowyou away July 22, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    and genetics allowed him to grow… guys don't be fooled about those "MIRACLE" Growth spurts in the nba > like Michael jordan's and denis rodman one. You can't grow after 20 5 inches, even 4. You gotta take something to help you, either HGH or something else. ALSO LOOK GLEN DAVIS > THIS guy is the example of how a person looks when he takes HGH. Don't be fooled… You can't deny that they work very hard but they didn't grow naturally just from eating healthy and a lot of calcium….

  • Reply Justin Williams July 22, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Curry is the best three point shooter

  • Reply da banana July 25, 2018 at 1:29 pm


  • Reply kamron frater July 26, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Steph curry

  • Reply Niek Van Elderen July 27, 2018 at 8:02 am


  • Reply Ted 17 July 27, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Stephen is the best shooter ever he is and he was not to small to play college they jest jealous cuz he was good

  • Reply Ralph Laurore July 30, 2018 at 5:02 am

    Yh the Best

  • Reply vansh arora July 30, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    yes curry is the best shooter

  • Reply Lillian Oramas August 7, 2018 at 2:26 am

    good stuff!

  • Reply Santiago August 7, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    he is okay at least

  • Reply Abdullah Elbgal August 8, 2018 at 1:43 am

    He was small

  • Reply MikeWash August 9, 2018 at 5:56 am

    I’m 15. My mom is 5’5 my dad is 5’8 I am 5’11 hoping to be 6’3

  • Reply The3pt Sniper30 August 11, 2018 at 3:07 am

    This video inspired me

  • Reply EkDa Beast August 14, 2018 at 12:05 am

    Wish I have parents who support my hoop dream

  • Reply TUCA mAstER August 14, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    he is best shooter

  • Reply Sylvester Awino August 15, 2018 at 12:21 am

    Hell no he ain't the best shooter

  • Reply Cypher_Toxic Yt August 15, 2018 at 1:21 am


  • Reply That's what hands do August 16, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    The best shooter of the world

  • Reply matamau mauatu August 19, 2018 at 3:22 am

    he is good at shooting

  • Reply Dale Hall August 21, 2018 at 1:48 am

    The best shooter ever.

  • Reply Davin Mutoni-Ndengerabahizi August 22, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Like your videos MJ keep doing them and also I hope you like my comment!!!!!

  • Reply Maximum Overdrive August 23, 2018 at 1:44 am

    No doubt curry is one of the best shooters in nba history but its hard to like him because of the super team he is in full of ban wagon fans. so idk

  • Reply Random Guy August 23, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    julian newman

  • Reply King Angel2279 August 31, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Curry is not best shooter is ray allen

  • Reply Inderclone September 10, 2018 at 12:17 am


  • Reply Lal Bahadur Singh September 20, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Always the greatest @steph

  • Reply Randy Drybread September 21, 2018 at 2:01 pm


  • Reply TwT_ Golden October 7, 2018 at 9:40 pm


  • Reply Jeadyn Milfort October 11, 2018 at 1:05 am


  • Reply Johannes Tebbert October 20, 2018 at 8:24 am

    You really make great videos !

  • Reply nody tousaint October 23, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    curry is the best shooter

  • Reply Guifendjy Dads Paul November 4, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Yes he is

  • Reply Shirley Walker November 6, 2018 at 2:41 am

    Curry is the best of luck in the world

  • Reply Fortnite Chicken November 7, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    He is

  • Reply jenny rose November 8, 2018 at 2:28 pm


  • Reply Mfundi Khumalo November 10, 2018 at 1:39 am

    Steph Curry is a perfect example of what hard work can do.

  • Reply Kardell Trent November 16, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    It was the Jersey number right?

  • Reply 1 2 November 19, 2018 at 9:23 am

    How about making a video about lebron james and his sleeves under his shirt

  • Reply Video Time With Sergio November 19, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    Curry is the best shooter of all NBA history

  • Reply Laura Beckley December 12, 2018 at 1:51 am

    That was a cool video but can you do like another person like Kyrie or Labron

  • Reply cool dude December 13, 2018 at 12:47 am

    Fake as hell

  • Reply Jordan toys review December 23, 2018 at 3:17 am

    Who is the best shooter in the NBA

  • Reply Jordan toys review December 23, 2018 at 3:17 am

    I did not say that I said Chloe is the best shooter in the NBA

  • Reply Jordan toys review December 23, 2018 at 3:18 am

    Well that was annoying I said Curry

  • Reply Kwame Owusu December 25, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    Make a jamesharden

  • Reply CoolBoyGaming December 30, 2018 at 4:43 am

    Steph Curry is the best shooter in the NBA there's no argument there so,

    I wish Seth Curry is a Star too

  • Reply John Carlo Fernando January 8, 2019 at 8:52 am

    I hate the warriors, i hate durant, i like curry. How does this make sense?

  • Reply Chaos Zeal January 11, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Nah it's DeAndre Jordan

  • Reply Bridget Makar Thomas January 23, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Curry is no dought 100% the best shooter of all time the only person that would disagree is Lavar Ball so yeah hes the best

  • Reply Duolingo Owl January 27, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Dude I love you and your videos, but this almost word for word of the actual documentary. The lack of effort man.

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  • Reply NBA Stories March 5, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    shoes pls

  • Reply Elis Moraes March 7, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    curry greatest shooter in nba history

  • Reply MARALYN BOOTH March 8, 2019 at 1:38 am

    These are great stories! Could you do Curry’s first NBA game? Sorry if you have!

  • Reply Kiara Martin March 23, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Not true

  • Reply Viktor Coniate April 1, 2019 at 12:22 am


  • Reply No Name April 2, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    How did he grow so much and so late? Did he take growth hormones or something?

  • Reply DJ Cap A Lot April 6, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    No he not the best shooter

  • Reply Little Gamer April 13, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Jimmy butler

  • Reply Oni Chan April 29, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Steph story motivated me to work harder if i want to reach my dream

  • Reply Erich Olsen May 11, 2019 at 2:27 am

    Worst narration tbh

  • Reply Ali Alzowaini May 15, 2019 at 5:31 am

    Yes he is the best shooter like if agree

  • Reply Abdinajib Dubad June 2, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Yes best shooter ever

  • Reply Noah July 18, 2019 at 2:04 am

    This was probably my first MJ2KALLDAY video and I’ve been subscribed ever since. Looking back at this he has definitely had major growth.

  • Reply Kyle M July 27, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Curry got to the nba through extremely hard work

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