A new feature documentary, “Stephen Curry: Underrated,” captures the coming-of-age story of NBA superstar Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors.
The documentary depicts Curry’s emergence as an undersized player who dominated in college and who now reigns with his teammates as one of the most successful teams in NBA history.
HOW THE CURRY STORY GOT TOLD
In a KQED interview, Nicks shares how the recordings and interviews with the NBA star happened.
“It was several months prior to last year’s season,” Nicks says. “I met with Steph and explained to him my philosophy of storytelling, which involves observation without filming: hanging out and understanding the ecosystem. If it’s an institution, I spend time with doctors, nurses, patients. In this case, it was with Steph and his family. In a way, he has become his own Bay Area institution, a superstar.
“How can we make a film about a very well-known athlete that feels unique? Immediately, the first time I met Steph, he got his phone out and started sharing photos and videos from college,” Nicks says in the interview. “He just lit up and you could sense a nostalgia for that moment in his life. You got the sense that this piece of the story hadn’t really been told.”
They were both about 10 years old. Durant thought Curry was white because of his skin tone. But, most of all, the young Curry’s shooting and scoring stunned Durant.
It would be the first of many meetings between the legendary pure shooter versus the legendary elite scorer.
Apple TV+ will release “Steph Curry: Underrated” on July 21. Check out the trailer below.