Steph Curry is a point guard for the Golden State Warriors known for his flawless shots; normally averaging at 22 shots per game (Ott, 2016), (which apparently is really good!), due to this and so many of his other achievements, it can be assumed that the twenty-eight-year-old basketball pro has gained his popularity and significance for breaking records.
When Curry, who is often the source for many lyrics in different rap songs thanks to his bomb shooting skills takes a moment to relax off the court; he tends to stay relevant on his social media accounts. Curry usually posts once or twice a day for his 7.66 million followers on Twitter. His beautiful wife Ayesha Curry, is also a religious poster delivering for her 4.4 million followers on Instagram. Ayesha is followed mainly for her cooking channel; however, that number does not compare to her celebrity ballplayer hubby’s 13.9 million on Instagram.
Curry’s most current project (to add more to his reign) is the new social media site that allows “professional athletes interact with their fans online” (Kendall, 2016). This site is assumed to continue to grow in numbers because now more than ever fans have just that little bit more of access to their fav player; as one user, and fan of the “social media startup” stated that the interaction was “just like having a normal conversation” (Kendall, 2016).
Although, Curry maintains a large following on social media, he also has a quite a bit of competitors such as Carmelo Anthony, a forward for the New York Knicks who stands at 8.5 million followers on Twitter, passing Curry by a little bit; however, on Instagram only 4.5 million when compared to Curry’s number.
Kendall, M. (2016, March 04). Steph Curry launches social media startup. Retrieved December 02, 2016, from http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/03/04/steph-curry-launches-social-media-startup/
Ott, T. (2016, July 08). Stephen Curry. Retrieved December 02, 2016, from http://www.biography.com/people/stephen-curry