Want to learn how to play basketball like Steph Curry? It’s prooooooobably not going to happen for you. Curry is a unique talent, and it’s not going to be easy for anyone to come along and duplicate his success.
But it may get slightly easier in the years to come thanks to a new online basketball course that Curry is going to teach. The Warriors superstar has teamed up with a company called MasterClass to offer online courses that will feature him teaching people how to play more like him. Curry spoke with ESPN about the courses on Wednesday.
"If I think about where I was when I was 13, if I had access to this type of curriculum, I would have been a much better player faster," he said. "It took me a while to learn how to practice and do the drills the right way. I want people to see how I invest in my game, how I train, what I do in my workouts, and what’s my mental approach. So when the opportunity with MasterClass came about to put a class together where I can show people my unique way of playing this game, it was a natural fit. The goal is for everyone to get better and enjoy basketball more. I want them to push and challenge themselves, and hopefully they see the game differently."
For those not familiar with MasterClass, it’s an online educational platform that features VIPs teaching classes in their fields. Samuel L. Jackson, Serena Williams, and Christina Aguilera are a few of the other celebrity teachers, but Curry is the first NBA player to take part in it. The enrollment fee for Curry’s class is $90 or you can pay $180 up front for one year worth of classes taught by all of MasterClass’ teachers. This is actually a pretty brilliant move on Curry’s part. Because while it’s going to be some time before we see another Curry in the NBA, the idea of a young player transforming into the next Curry is more attainable than the player transforming into, say, LeBron James or Kevin Durant.
Curry isn’t the tallest player in the NBA or the quickest player in the NBA or even the most skilled. But he’s done enough drills over the course of his career to turn himself into one of the best scorers in the game, and those drills will likely translate better to a young audience than the drills done by guys like LeBron and KD. If you’re interested in registering for Curry's class, go here. It will start in early 2018.