With the NBA playoffs less than a month away, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has the theme song ready for his team’s title defense.
Curry teamed up with Christian hip-hop artists Bizzle and K. Allico to create “Winning,” according to Instagram posts by Rizen Shine Media.
Curry is an outspoken Christian who has listened to Christian hip-hop since he was in high school. At Charlotte Christian School, he would listen to Da’ T.R.U.T.H’s “This is for you” before he would lead his teammates to the court for pregame warmups.
“It wasn’t even a big deal,” Curry said to the Wade-O Radio Show. “It wasn’t like we were doing it to be counter culture.”
As his platform grew with NBA stardom, he continued to support Christian artists, inviting Lecrae to perform at his sneaker release party in 2015.
Listening to these hip-hop artists helps Curry not only perform at a high level on the court, but it also reminds him who he is living for off the court as well.
“When I step on the floor, people should know who I represent and who I believe in,” Curry said. “I’ve been blessed with talent to play sports at a high level. Each time, it’s in His name I go out there to perform and compete and use His gifts in the right way. So it’s good for me to keep that present in my mind, what my true purpose is. And these great artists I get to listen to help me get in that zone where I can focus on the task at hand as well as keep what really matters to me ever present in my heart.”
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