In the NBA, there are many players who have become famous thanks to their superior playing skills. Not only that, they also have nicknames to become more familiar to fans.
We can mention big names like Michael Jordan (Black Jesus), Kobe Bryant (Black Mamba), Tim Duncan (The Fundamental), Nikola Jokic (Joker), LeBron James (King)… And the number 1 star of Golden State Warriors, one of the greatest players in the NBA, Stephen Curry, also has his own nickname, “Chef”.
Why does Curry have this nickname that has nothing to do with basketball? Sporting News will answer the origin of this nickname in the article below.
Origin and meaning of Stephen Curry’s nickname “Chef”.
Curry’s nickname “Chef” comes from his close friend, famous male rapper Drake. In 2014, the rapper released a single with Curry’s wife Ayesha. That work is called “Chef Curry With The Pot”. The song became famous at that time and attracted great attention. The clip of Ayesha and Curry dancing to the music of this song has attracted millions of views on YouTube.
With Curry’s growing fame in the NBA, the song became more and more popular. And the nickname Chef Curry in the song is also associated with this famous player. Because Curry’s throwing style resembles a chef flipping dishes in a pan, the nickname Chef also became the nickname that fans and the media used when talking about Curry.
However, few people know that this nickname was originally a mistake in the online community. During the interview, Curry revealed that the word Chef Curry in the song refers to his wife, Ayesha Curry, not himself. However, with the popularity of Curry and the Golden State Warriors, this nickname is still attached to him every time it is mentioned.
In addition to the nickname Chef, Curry also has other nicknames such as “Baby face assassin” or in Korea, he is called “Spicy Flavor Curry”. During a special guest appearance in an episode of Infinity Challenge – one of the most popular TV shows in Korean history, MC Yoo Jae Suk introduced Curry to the nickname that Korean fans gave him. . The Golden State Warriors defender was very excited and recited that nickname in Korean.