Since this thread is about Curry, thought I'd paste this article here. Nothing about basketball, just about a kid whose dad raised him right.
NET GAIN NBA star guard Stephen Curry hands out malaria prevention to African refugees
Its a really good article to read if you have time, and shows an athlete who gets it. I think positive news should be shared whenever possible. Some excerpts:
These refugees don't know dunks, nor do they know why a 25-year-old NBA star, coming off his breakout season, would fly more than 8,000 miles and 24 hours, risk malaria, typhoid and yellow fever, just to hang bed nets in their mud huts for the anti-malaria program Nothing But Nets. On his vacation.
"Man, for a huge American sports star," said Nothing But Nets director Chris Helfrich, "he sure doesn't act like it."Coming to Africa wasn't easy for Curry. Today is his second anniversary and his wife, Ayesha, and his 1-year-old daughter, Riley, aren't here.He'd meet a woman named Nabwamima, who's had four miscarriages due to malaria. "God bless you, Coory," she said.
He'd meet a 25-year-old woman named Machozi, whose name means "tear" and who's had malaria 20 times already. Her 6-month-old boy on her back is bloated and rust-colored from having it three times in the last three months.
He'd meet albino kids who had to flee their villages when chopping off albino limbs and grinding the bones into a "magic" dust suddenly became witch-doctor-approved good luck in 2009.
"This is exhausting," he said during one break. "Emotionally. You know?"For each 3-pointer he hit, he donated three bed nets ($10 each), and now he was actually putting them up.
"I'm putting faces to nets right now," he said during a lunch break. "Like, one whole neighborhood is covered now here just thanks to Madison Square Garden. The Knicks covered Block 9, Street 11. I hope they know that."
I'm sure they're touched.The camp's best shooter, Gerrard Mubake, lost to Curry in a 3-point shooting contest, and then left me this note to give to Curry:
"don't let me in this camp. will die. here peaple killed peaple. back in 1996 my father and my mum died in the war, so i'm left alone. i want to be in your two hands."
"I don't know what to say to him," Curry says."This has been totally eye-opening," he said at the end, covered in red dirt and sweat and joy. "I picked nets because it's a way people can make a huge difference right away. We can really save kids' lives. I've seen it now. I'll never forget it."I couldn't have imagined we'd find a young man who would not only donate us nets, but actually come to Africa and hang them with us.
Should have known it would be Curry. He's always had a beautiful follow through.
Thanks for that QC.
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Let the CHOsen one get to work!
no, seriously "just to hang bed nets in their mud huts"
"He'd meet albino kids who had to flee their villages when chopping off albino limbs and grinding the bones into a "magic" dust suddenly became witch-doctor-approved good luck in 2009." .
This practice has been going on long before 2009, that's only when it actually got attention.
"So it didn't matter what Curry did for a living. He was helping and he was strong and he was from somewhere else, so they mobbed him."
AN AMERICAN NBA PLAYER IS GOD'S GIFT TO THIS EARTH, BOW DOWN AFRICANS
I hate you Rick Reilly...fuck you.
Sorry everybody...I had to....I still think Steph Curry is awesome though.
Since this thread is about Curry I thought I'd post this here.
but seriously though. most baller trash talk ever.
"Like, one whole neighborhood is covered now here just thanks to Madison Square Garden. The Knicks covered Block 9, Street 11. I hope they know that."
Into the crevasse!
"Climb down Lemon, Climb down"
QC Thundercats (08-09-2013)
But to be fair, he started this charity himself specifically to bring malaria nets to Africa to fight this epidemic. Don't know why he chose this mission, as he could have done anything with his time and money, or nothing at all. So even if his writing can be patronizing, he is trying to make a difference in the world for some of the neediest people. Can't hate on that. I think he may have more been trying to paint a picture of the realities of the refugee camps, and hope to inspire people to help with his cause or any other humanitarian cause.
But I agree with you in that there is the deeper issue of the media that portrays Africa as a bunch of disheveled bush people living in mud huts. They in fact do have large, modern metropolitan cities, with some of the most highly educated people in the world. There are several Nigerian doctors, and Congolese IT professionals that I know around here.
Anyway, sorry for the tangent, back to the Curry's
that green curry looks dank
and Yea I don't have a problem with what he's doing...I just question his intentions for doing it and disagree with his attitude.
But thanks for posting it!
Does anyone else thin seth looks odd
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