Stephen “Steph” Curry of the Golden State Warriors is widely regarded as one of the best guards in NBA history. Curry’s unwavering faith in Jesus Christ is more astounding than his 13 years in the NBA or his all-time 3-point record.
“I know why I play the game, and it’s not to score 30 points a night, but it’s to use the stage I’m on,” Curry told Decision magazine in 2014. I’ve been brought here for a specific reason: to testify and to share my testimony as I go.”
“I appreciate that basketball offers me the opportunities to do good things for others and to guide them towards the Man who died for our sins on the cross,” the 33-year-old wrote in a 2015 piece for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Because of Him, I know I have a spot in heaven waiting for me, and no earthly award or trophy could ever compare.”
While Steph Curry is a beacon of light and humility in a sport where both are often lacking, new information released this week reveals that Curry’s life was nearly cut short before it even begun.
Curry’s mother, Sonya, explains in her new book, “Fierce Love: A Memoir of Family, Faith, and Purpose,” that her son was almost aborted at a Planned Parenthood clinic 34 years ago.
Sonya became pregnant for the second time after having an abortion in high school. Steph writes in her new book that the Holy Spirit intervened in a way that altered her—and the outcome of her life—as she stood outside the clinic, about to abort her second child.
During a recent interview with Luke Norsworthy on the Newsworthy with Norsworthy podcast, she declared, “There could be no Stephen.” “There would have been no Wardell Stephen Curry II if I had gone through it.”
She went on to say, “God had a plan for that child.”
Sonya claims she didn’t understand what was going on outside of a Planned Parenthood on that fateful day, but she knew she had to make “this one correct decision.”
“And just the Spirit interceding at that moment, in a way that I didn’t even realize was occurring at the time, just spoke to again the purpose, you know, of faith,” she continued, pausing. It’s just a matter of trust that, OK, I’m not going to make this decision because it’ll be the second time.”
An emotional experience Sonya voiced her remorse for her first abortion with tears in her eyes, stating she feels “he or she is in heaven” and that she “thinks about it all the time.” She wishes to let other ladies know that they are not alone.
According to the mother of three, her family is an open book, and most people appear to know everything about their lives, she told MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross. Nonetheless, she hopes that her remarks will inspire others.