OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Warriors megastar Stephen Curry will soon become an instructor to the digital world through a series of online videos geared towards teaching the fundamentals that make Curry one of the NBA’s most dynamically skilled players, ESPN reports.
The two-time MVP is partnering with MasterClass, an online education platform with an assortment of disciplines offered by a master of the subject, to launch this new venture.
"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," Curry said, according to ESPN. "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."
Curry is the first basketball player to partner with MasterClass and the second athlete, joining tennis superstar Serena Williams. Other notable names added to the roster include Wolfgang Puck shedding light on navigating the kitchen and Martin Scorsese, who teaches filmmaking.
Viewers can expect Curry to lead step-by-step guidance that includes the process for improving shooting mechanics through drills that touch on sharpening ball-handling, footwork and scoring abilities. The class experience is described as transformation process and the description on the site leads with “Stephen was barely recruited by college coaches.”
"For me, it's a cool learning process because I actually get to articulate a lot of the things that are pretty natural to me, but it might not be natural to others," Curry said, per ESPN. "It came together really nicely. The visuals and the production are unbelievable.
In an evolving league, with Curry a pillar of NBA innovation, beginners and intermediate basketballer players could largely benefit from an interactive experience that builds a base capable of supporting jaw-dropping ball handling skills and freakishly long shooting range.
Because what is back-to-back MVP nods and two championships if not a superior, elevated application of basic fundamentals?
"I feel like people can learn from me and can be impacted by how I approach the game, and this is another way for that to spread to the next generation of basketball players,” Curry said, per ESPN. “Everybody says 'Like Mike,' but you have to be able to see what that means."
Enrollment is $90 per class or $180 for a year of unlimited access to all of the classes featured by the company’s contributors.