Life beyond style

MasterClass Online Classes give regular people the opportunity to get instruction from luminaries in various fields like filmmaking (Martin Scorsese), screenwriting (Aaron Sorkin), journalism (Bob Woodward), fashion design (Marc Jacobs) and many other disciplines.

However, for those who consider athletics to be the major arena they are most passionate about, there’s been a notable vacancy when in comes to instruction.

That is no longer the case after it was announced that Golden State Warrior sharp shooter, Stephen Curry, would add “professor” to a resumé that already includes two MVP awards.

Specifically, he has created a curriculum that he wishes he had access to when he was ascending from the beginner to intermediate level.

In an interview with Chris Haynes of ESPN, Curry states, “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.”

His class is now open for pre-enrollment here and will go live in early 2018.

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Words by Alec Banks
Features Editor

Alec Banks is a Los Angeles-based long-form writer with over a decade of experience covering fashion, music, sports, and culture.

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