Marcus Thompson II discusses and signs "Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry"
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes Marcus Thompson II to the store to discuss and sign his sports biography, Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry, on Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 pm.
When it comes to Stephen Curry--point guard for the Golden State Warriors and reigning MVP of the NBA--journalists, fans, and sports analysts are running out of ways to say "wow". Deemed too small and too short at 6'3 and 180 pounds by NBA coaches around the league, Curry has taken the game back from the bigger men who usually dominate the court. With his incredible shooting ability that started a "three-point revolution" he led the Warriors to seventy-three wins in the 2015-2016 season, beating out Michael Jordan and the 1996 Chicago Bulls' long-time record.
Told by Marcus Thompson II, a lifelong Warriors insider who has been reporting on the team for twelve seasons, Golden is the definitive story of this singular talent. Thompson explores this all-star player, his love for the game and his team, and his close-knit and supportive family--including his Instagram celebrity chef wife Ayesha and their adorable young daughters. From avid fans to newcomers of the sport, Curry has become a role model for both children and aspiring players everywhere. He leads the ultimate team, a collection of talent and personalities that complement Curry's game and push him to heights no one ever imagined for a kid from Davidson or this beleaguered franchise. These Warriors have carved out their place in history as one of the most memorable and transformative the NBA has ever seen, and they are led by a superstar who has solidified his place among the greats.
Marcus Thompson II is a sports columnist for the Mercury News and East Bay Times, the flagship publications of Bay Area News Group. Before expanding to reporting and opining on the NFL and other San Francisco Bay Area pro and college sports, he covered the Golden State Warriors exclusively as beat writer for ten seasons. Thompson is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University, where he received a BA in mass media arts with a concentration on journalism. He lives with his wife, Dawn, and daughter, Sharon, in Oakland, CA. Golden is his first book.