Nothing But Nets, Stephen Curry!

Posted February 27th, 2015 at 7:18 pm (UTC-4)
1 comment

President Obama and Stephen Curry at the White House. Photo: Courtesy of Nothing But Nets

President Obama and Stephen Curry at the White House. Photo: Courtesy of Nothing But Nets

Golden State Warriors basketball star Stephen Curry met this week with President Obama at the White House here in Washington, where they discussed the Nothing But Nets anti-malaria campaign.

President Obama, who is a big basketball fan, has described the 26-year-old Curry as the best shooter he’s ever seen, and the Golden State guard is using those skills to help support the fight against malaria in Africa.

For the past three National Basketball Association seasons, Curry has donated three insecticide-treated mosquito nets for every three-point shot he makes during games.

Two years ago, Curry set the NBA record for three-point shots made with 272.

He met with President Obama one day after making five three-point shots, and scoring a game-high 32 points, in Golden State’s 114-107 victory over the host Washington Wizards. Curry talks about his role in preventing malaria in this video.

Stephen Curry is the son of Dell Curry, who also was an excellent shooter and who played in the NBA from 1986 to 2002.

The younger Curry has been active with malaria issues since attending Davidson College in North Carolina.

Stephen Curry celebrates another basket. Photo: AP

Stephen Curry celebrates another basket. Photo: AP

In 2013, he traveled to Tanzania as part of the United Nations Foundation’s campaign and helped distribute 38,000 mosquito nets.

Stephen Curry has captured the attention of many basketball fans in his sixth NBA season.

He was the overall leading vote-getter for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, and he set a record in winning the All-Star weekend’s Three-Point Shooting Contest.

Yes, once again, Curry hit nothing but net.

Sonny Young
Since 1999, host Sonny Young has delighted listeners and viewers with a lively presentation that combines humor, props, sound effects and correspondent reports from Africa and all over the globe.

One response to “Nothing But Nets, Stephen Curry!”

  1. Stephen Curry, is doing great not only with the Basketball but with the fight against malaria.Sonny, malaria is a chronic health issue that has continued to affect so many people here in Africa.I sleep always with my mosquito net and sometimes when i wake in the night i can hear the mosquitoes crying and struggling with the net just to bite and give me malaria but the net has proved tough so far.Good to see Stephen distributing nets in Africa.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

About

Sonny Side of Sports is an energetic and action-packed look at both world and African sports, broadcast on radio, TV and the Internet. Since the show’s creation in 1999, host Sonny Young has delighted listeners and viewers with a lively presentation that combines humor, props, sound effects and correspondent reports from Africa and all over the globe.

The Sonny Side of Sports is broadcast Monday through Friday at 1630 and 1830 UTC/GMT. And on Fridays at 1730 UTC/GMT, Sonny has an expanded 30-minute sports show.

Brighten your day by tuning in the Sonny Side of Sports!

» Listen to the latest show

Facebook

Latest Videos

Contact

E-mail
sonny@voanews.com

Telephone
+1.202.205.9942
When you hear the VOA identification press 60

Postal Mail
Voice of America
Room 1613
330 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20237
USA

Archives