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4 Reasons Stephen Curry Is The Real MVP On And Off The Court

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Every professional athlete leaves his or her own legacy. Players like Stephen Curry leave one no one can ignore.

Three years ago, Curry suffered from chronic ankle problems, and now, he is one of the league's most popular and talented players, proving everyone loves to watch the underdog succeed.

Growing up the son of NBA player Dell Curry, Stephen always dreamed about making it to the pros like his dad.

Curry grew up playing basketball, and after a successful career at Davidson College, he was picked seventh overall by the Golden State Warriors in 2009.

Although his professional career had a rocky start due to injuries, Curry has been climbing his way back to recovery and proving his undoubtable talent. Now, he is a two-time NBA All-Star.

Curry is the total package. His talent, passion, character and wholesome image make him one of the NBA's most valuable players.

As the NBA playoffs kick off, I'm sure there will even be more reasons to love Curry.

He's not only leading the Warriors to victory, but also waits to most likely be named the league's MVP.

There are plenty of reason to cheer for Curry, but for now, here's the top four.

Relatable to Fans

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Obviously, all professional athletes are talented, but not all are humble about their success. Curry, however, reminds us athletes are people, too.

Although he's all business on the court, Curry is one giant goofball off of it.

He understands the importance of enjoying the simple things in life and always is willing to show his appreciation to his fans.

Recently, he was quoted stating just how similar he is to his fans:

"I'm 6'3" and 185 pounds on a good day, so I probably relate more to the casual fan who watches the game and is not super athletic, not this crazy monster of physical stature."

The Road to Recovery

Another reason Curry is so lovable is because of his heart and dedication to basketball.

After facing an almost-career-ending injury, Curry was forced to miss the last 28 games of the 2011-12 season because of an ailing right ankle.

With patience and a lot of faith, Curry got the good news that he would be able to continue his NBA career.

Curry, yet again, proved his passion for the sport by not only getting back to where he was before the injury, but also surpassing it in 2013-14.

He scored his career high of 24 points per game during the regular season and made his first All-Star team.

Family Man

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Fans have made it clear that their love for this 26-year-old goes well beyond what he does on the court.

One of the best things about Curry is his love for his family and willingness to share that love with the world.

He's been married to Ayesha Alexander since 2011, and the two are notably one of the cutest couples in the NBA.

The couple has a beautiful baby girl together, who can often be seen at her father's games cheering on the team.

He constantly is thanking his parents, wife, daughter and his basketball family for all his success.

Always Willing to Give Back

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One of the greatest qualities any public figure can have is being charitable.

Curry prides himself on the fact that he's always willing to use his fame and money to better the community.

For starters, Curry started the Stephen Curry Foundation a few years back, which gives money to underprivileged schools to help improve athletics and academics.

Additionally, Stephen teams up with his father and other family members to host the Curry Family Classic golf tournament every year.

Last year, the event raised more than $75,000 for the Ada Jenkins Center.