Curry partners up with MasterClass.
Two-time NBA champion and two-time league MVP, Stephen Curry, has reportedly teamed up with "MasterClass," which will allow him to teach online basketball classes, revealing the secrets and fundamentals of what makes him one of the NBA's elite.
For the uninitiated, MasterClass is an online educational platform offering classes by several experts in a wide range of fields, including Serena Williams, Samuel L. Jackson, Gordon Ramsay, Martin Scorsese Christina Aguilera.
Curry spoke about his new venture as an online hoops instructor during an exclusive interview with ESPN, where he addressed why this is a perfect opportunity for himself, as well as the young NBA fan. In addition to being able to help kids from all over the globe, Curry also believes the online courses will help him assess his own game.
"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 everybody to get better and enjoy basketball more. I want them to push and challenge themselves, and hopefully they see the game differently."
"I get to assess my own game and see what I could have done better, like when I get into a pick-and-roll situation, or a situation where I have to make quick decisions, you can freeze at that moment and explain everything that can possibly happen with all the different outcomes and why I chose to do what I did, versus what I could have done better," Curry said. "I think hearing that from my perspective should be pretty interesting to people who either watch our games or just play basketball themselves."
As you'd expect, Curry's classes will focus on ball handling, shooting techniques, how to create offense, playing ball screens, proper balancing and finishing on either side of the rim, as well as much more. Unfortunately, as Curry told ESPN, "There is no dunking chapter, So, if you're looking for that, then this is the wrong place to go."
According to ESPN, the enrollment fee for a single class is $90 and $180 for a year of unlimited access to all classes taught by their experts. Curry's basketball tutorials will be the first of its kind through MasterClass. His class is now open for pre-enrollment at www.MasterClass.com/SC and will go live in early 2018.