Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry Launches NFT ‘2974’ Collection To Celebrate 3-Point Record
In the aftermath of his record-breaking game last week at Madison Square Garden, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry launched a new NFT collection to celebrate each of those 2,974 3-pointers.
The “2974 Collection” launched Monday on 2974SC.com and includes a series of non-fungible tokens that are each individually numbered out of a total of 2,974 – the number of 3 required to eclipse Ray Allen’s previous mark of 2,973. Each unique NFT will be priced at $ 499, with Curry planning to donate 100% of its profits to the “Eat. Learn. Play” foundation that he and his wife, Ayesha Curry, established in 2019.
“I’m really grateful to be able to share this moment with all the fans, the entire Bay Area community and everyone who has supported me over the years,” said Curry.
Customized digital moments artwork depicts each mark in Curry’s full 2,974 3-point streak throughout his NBA career, leading up to the wing’s record rise just five minutes after the Warriors’ game against the Knicks in New York on Tuesday.
The artwork was hand drawn by Andrea McDonald, a recent college graduate and artist, and designed by combining a repeated “2974” print to produce a memorable image from each 3 point pointer. Each coin includes the location and date of the game as well as Curry’s digital signature.
Curry announced in September a multi-year equity deal with the FTX cryptocurrency exchange that includes both an ambassador and shareholder role. FTX will serve as the host platform for users to own Collection 2974 NFTs and sell them at a later date. Participating owners can also receive autographed memorabilia, game tickets, additional NFT drops, and early access to limited edition Curry branded items in the future.
In addition to the full NFT series, owners will receive an NFT bonus as part of the launch. Curry asked 86-year-old pioneer artist Floyd Norman, Disney’s first black animator, to create an additional set of two storyboard animations. Norman is credited with contributions in many of Disney’s most iconic films throughout his 65-year career, and it was the subject of a Netflix documentary.
The bonus animations are based on Curry’s two favorite 3-point shots in his career. We’re celebrating Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals, when Curry tapped into a ninth final 3-point game to lead the Warriors to a 2-0 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The other highlights a late February visit to Oklahoma City in 2016 and his memorable “BANG!” A winning shot against the Thunder from just over halfway.
“I am honored that two incredibly talented artists, Floyd Norman and Andrea McDonald, have been able to add their creative touch to my career,” said Curry.
Two hundred of the 2,974 NFTs will be donated by Curry to the people who helped him on his journey, including teachers, Warriors fans, Davidson University, coaches, neighborhood friends, mentors, the SC30 team. of Stephen, teammates, rivals and family.
While All Moments will be priced at $ 499 each, NFT # 2974/2974 highlighting the record shot will be auctioned for 72 hours to the highest bidder.
The Curry Foundation provided meals, groceries and books to families and youth in the Bay Area. He has also helped renovate local recreation centers and build basketball courts in the area.