36 Steph Curry Quotes On Shooting Confidence and Basketball

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Steph Curry's shooting confidence is irrational

Steph Curry is arguably the greatest shooter in basketball history.

He owns the record for most three-pointers in a season, most games with 9+ three's, most consecutive regular season games with a made 3, and highest career free throw percentage (90.8 % at the time of writing).

Needless to say, to be the greatest shooter of all time, you have to have confidence. A high level of confidence. And Steph Curry has just that.

In fact, his shooting confidence is borderline irrational considering the types of shots he takes and from how far away he shoots them.

Steph Curry's shooting confidence is not only evident in his record-breaking stats, but also in the way he fearlessly takes shots from what seems like impossible distances.

His ability to consistently make shots that other players might consider risky or ill-advised is a testament to his unwavering belief in his shooting abilities. It's that level of confidence that sets Steph apart from other shooters.

Here are 36 of Stephen Curry's most inspiring quotes that highlight his shooting mindset and irrational confidence. 

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Best Steph Curry Quotes About Shooting Confidence

Steph has "supreme" confidence that he's going to make every shot he takes. He doesn't care where he's shooting from or how poorly he might be shooting, he maintains a high level confidence anyway.

This sets Curry apart from the average shooter in basketball. When missing a shot, it's easy to lose confidence and start feeling a little doubtful.

Steph's confidence is unwavering, though, and it's a characteristic that sets him apart from the average shooter and allows to him shoot well at such a high percentage. 


1. "If I shoot it, in the moment I think it's a good shot, and I have confidence and I expect to make it. That's the approach I have every time I shoot."

2. "I'll live with the results, whether I miss and Coach shakes his head, or I make it and everybody claps for me."

3. "I won't let two tough games shooting keep me frustrated. Just keep shooting and let it take care of itself."

4. "I have supreme confidence in shooting the ball. If I'm shooting it, I think I'm going to make it. The confidence is always there."

5. "I feel like if I shoot [a 3-pointer], I'm going to make it every single time."

6. "When I'm out there on the court, I feel like I can do anything."

7. "I have this irrational confidence in the shots that I take."



8. "I can get better. I haven’t reached my ceiling yet on how well I can shoot the basketball."

9. "[My confidence] is built off my work ethic and the way I approach the game."

10. "I have a lot of confidence that I can make any shot on the floor."

11. "When you're in rhythm and you feel like you're open, you've just got to rely on that muscle memory to take over and just pull the trigger and shoot it." 

12. "You've got to be free on the court, regardless of if you're 4 or 5 feet outside of the three-point line. If you feel like it's a good shot...just [shoot it]."

13. "It's a confidence that's built on the foundation of work and the reps I put in."

14. "Part of it is having the will to succeed. Knowing that you put the work in and having the confidence to let it show."

15. "I always have confidence, whether I miss four in a row or make four in a row, that the next one's going in. To a coach, sometimes that might not make sense."

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Inspirational Steph Curry Basketball Quotes

A reason Steph has such a high level of confidence, as he mentions below, is because of all the hard work he puts in. Steph says that he draws his confidence from his work ethic.

He feels like he deserves to shoot at such a high percentage because of all the time he's spent working on his craft and all the shots he's gotten up throughout his life.

This gives Curry a sense of fearlessness as well. He has a sense of comfort in knowing how hard he's prepared for every moment he finds himself in. 


16. "The best shooters shoot the exact same way every single time they look at the basket."

17. "On the court, I’m not afraid of anything. I try to have confidence and have a belief in myself."



18. "Every step of the way I think you learn something that makes you a better player, and all those lessons really come out when it matters the most in a championship."

19. "I've never been afraid of big moments. I get butterflies, I get nervous and anxious, but I think those are all good signs that I'm ready for the moment."

20. "I try to make it look easy, but the behind-the-scenes stuff is the challenge."

21. "When I step forward on the floor, I have the confidence that I'm the best player playing that night and that I am the most prepared at what I need to be doing."

22. "I just feel so much more comfortable and confident every game I play."

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Famous Stephen Curry Quotes About Success and Life

To Steph Curry, success is not something you stumble into. It is something that is earned through hard work, perseverance, and dedication.

Being successful requires a choice - a choice that you are going to work extremely hard and stop at nothing. No obstacle, challenge, or set-back will get in your way or prevent you from achieving your goals.

In fact, as Steph puts it, obstacles and hurdles are required in order to be successful. You need those experiences to overcome, learn from, and evolve from.

23. "Success is not an accident, success is actually a choice."



24. "I’m not the guy who’s afraid of failure. I like to take risks, take the big shot and all that."

25. "Success comes after you conquer your biggest obstacles and hurdles."

26. "What I tell people is be the best version of yourself in anything that you do. You don’t have to live anybody else’s story.”

27. "Sometimes people make it seem like you have to have certain prerequisites or a crazy life story in order to be successful in this world. But the truth is you really don't."

28. "There’s more to life than basketball. The most important thing is your family and taking care of each other and loving each other no matter what."

29. "Success is born out of faith, an undying passion, and a relentless drive."

30. "I've always believed that success for anyone is all about drive, dedication, and desire, but for me, it's also been about confidence and faith."

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Other Motivational Steph Curry Sayings

31. "[Mistakes] are going to happen. There's no avoiding that. Just make sure that doesn't kill your confidence or change the way you play."

32. "If you don’t fall how are you going to know what getting up is like."



33. [Failure] is what makes a great player and person in general. Just being able to deal with failure, frustrations, not living up to your own expectations and not letting yourself get defeated."

34. "Basketball isn’t just a sport. It is an art, one that must be mastered to succeed."

35. "Honestly, I could care less about other people's opinions about me."

36. "I always have an optimistic view, no matter what it is."

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