Steph Curry Being… Human

Steph Curry Being… Human


Steph Curry plays for the Golden State Warriors and is widely considered one of the best basketball players in the world.  It is important to note that he, along with all athletes, are human beings first (yes, I just wrote that sentence). We forget. These athletes have parents, they went to kindergarten, graduated from high school, fell in love, got their hearts broken, set goals, failed at times… just like many other human beings.

Steph Curry met a little boy, Brayden Harris, who just lost his father in a tragic car accident. The boy cried uncontrollably. Steph began to hurt too. He empathized with this 8-year-old. He did the only thing he knew to do in this situation. He prayed with this child. He then hugged him and gave him words of encouragement. He did what other human beings would have done in a similar situation.

Steph is a product of his parents and his formative years. His parents brought him up in the Christian faith. As an adult, he provides his philosophy on life. “I know why I play the game,” he said, “and it’s not to score 30 points a night, but it’s to use the stage I’m on. I’ve been put here for a specific purpose: to be a witness and to share my testimony as I go through it.”

Your Turn: Given your background and experience as a human being, what would you do and say if you met a young boy who just lost his father under similar circumstances?

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  1. I would say it’s ok i lost someone too i know how it feels but i know your father would like you to succeed in life and wanted you to keep your head up high after that i would hugg him.

  2. I will tell him that things will get better only if he tries his hardest to keep moving on and push himself to do better in everything that he does. Then I will pray with the kid and help him if he needs any help.

  3. I would say to the young child, “Listen, the pain you feel is temporary. Your hurting now but all that pain will simply become bliss and relief. I lost someone not to long ago and I thought I would never move on since the person had such an impact in my life. But I kept my faith and prayed and hope they were okay where ever they ended up. My prayers ended up being answered and this wave of relief came over me and I wasn’t hurting anymore. All you gotta do is believe that things will get better and never forget who your dad was when he was alive. Even though he’s moved on to another place, doesn’t mean you cant still make him proud. So, make him proud”.

  4. If I met a boy who just lost his father I would talk to him. I know theres not much i can say to make him feel better but i will say whatever i can to help him get through it. I would pray with him and pray for him and keep him in my prayers.

  5. I would tell the boy don’t worry it will be fine and that your father would want you to live on even when he isn’t here anymore and to succeed in life where he didn’t

  6. Stay strong don’t give up. Don’t stop chasing ur dreams he will be there when you need him he’s watching over you everyday.

  7. I would say to him that i understand his loosing many family members at a very young age. But once we get sad we have to remember that God loves us and that if we trust in Him he will comfort us no matter what! He will stay by our side through anything and everything, and we need to find comfort and joy in Him. And i also will tell him that his father is in a better place with angels and God in heaven watching over him.

  8. I would tell him that everything’s going to be alright. I would tell him that I know what it’s like to lose someone you love and that i know it’s hard at first but it gets easier over time. I would say that his dad is in a better place now, and that he Just has to try to be strong.

  9. I would do pretty much the same thing that Steph did. I was raised in a similar way, and I believe prayer can heal the hurt.

  10. I would try to comfort the kid because losing someone in your life, that is important to you, is by far the worst feeling ever. I don’t think my first response would be to pray with him, but I would definitely comfort him as much as I could and try to bond with him as much as possible.

  11. I would let the kid know he is loved by so many people. And not only is it hard to lose someone but things will get better. Not right this moment but it will in time. I’d hug the kid and let him mourn.

  12. I would pray with the boy and let him know that he’s not alone. He has other people who also cared for his father that are hurting as well. Find strength in each other and those around you

  13. If it was me I would pray with him and comfort him. I would stay with him and make sure he moves forward from his loss, stay positive, and succeeds in life.

  14. In experience to being a human is that you will have good days and you will not so good days. You will have people in your life who make a difference and those who leave you and think they are better than you and won’t be there for you when you need them most. You will also learn that you will succeed at somethings that others may not and other things you may not succeed at someone else might be good at. I would tell the little boy to stay strong and live a good life for his father and know that his dad is proud of him wherever he is today and that he should never give up on himslef or others just because of what happened in his life that’ll impact him for the rest of his life.

  15. My first instinct would be to hug him a sm make him feel comfortable and make him understand that I’m here. I would try to bond with him and tell him that even though he lost his dad, his dad would still want him to continue thriving on in life.

  16. I don’t know if I would say anything. I know People like being comforted differently but sometimes just sitting in silence and knowing that someone else is there and cares is all that matters. Maybe after a while I would tell him that his father is always watching from heaven and he should live his life for his father. He should live out his fathers legacy and this gives him a bigger purpose and drive in life.

  17. I would do something similar. I would definitely pray for the boy and with the boy. Telling him words of encouragement is what is would also do. Just making the boy feel better is what I would try to accomplish.

  18. I would take the whole family out to eat and talk about the good things that his fathers also remind him that his father would be proud if he became successful and to live a happy life

  19. If I came across a kid that just went through that I would do something very similar. Pray with him and make sure he felt loved and people cared for him.

  20. I would sit down with the boy and talk to him and let him know he is loved by some many people and that his dad would want him to watch over his mother and to keep doing what he was doing because he might be gone but he is still watching over him and that he should do everything his father would want him to do or everything that would make his father proud

  21. I would conform the kid and tell him how much his father loved him and try to make him proud. Also I would do whatever it takes to make the kid smile while I’m talking to him. I would have a conversation with the child to comfort him about his loss.

  22. I would probably sit down with him and tell him it was okay, and try to comfort him best I could. But you usually can’t do much at that point. if I lost my father in a car crash, you probably wouldn’t be able to make me happy.

  23. i would see what i could do because i have lost 3 family members older than me that i felt just as close to so i know what it feels like and i would try to take his mind off of what just happened

  24. i would say hey dude it alright i know you’re going through a tuff time right now but i just want you to know he will always be here with you.

  25. i lost my grandma from my dad side of the family and my mom side of the family she the only grandma i have and i set a goal for my grandma by trying to by the the best as i can in football and doing good in school and try to ang out with the right group of people