The multi-year template agreement is billed as the media giant’s first-ever “global talent partnership.” It counts a dizzying amount of first-look development opportunities across the company, including: Universal Studio Group for scripted and unscripted TV projects; DreamWorks Animation for kids and family content; creative and on-camera contributions at NBC Sports; opportunities at NBC News Studios, MSNBC and CNBC; Universal Parks and Resorts; and Comcast’s Xfinity brand.
Insiders valued the deal in the high eight-figure range with a potential upside from producing fees on greenlit content. The agreement was brokered by Jimmy Horowitz, vice chairman of NBCUniversal business affairs and operations. WME represented Curry and Unanimous.
It’s an impressive, if not urgent, move from Comcast NBCU, led by Brian Roberts and Jeff Shell, to secure talent with mass appeal in a landscape littered with blank checks from the streamers. NBCU has always touted its vertical integration program “Symphony,” but the Curry deal looks and feels like an aggressive play to realize the full power of its portfolio.
“While Stephen is a world class athlete, his brand and mission transcends the basketball court. The reach of Comcast NBCUniversal’s diverse portfolio will allow us to collaborate and support Stephen and Unanimous’ goals and ambitions while making compelling and impactful content for a global audience,” said Horowitz. “We aspire to work with creators who want their impact to reach broadly across our content ecosystem, which makes our partnership with Stephen, Erick [Peyton] and the team at Unanimous Media an ideal fit.”
Curry said Unanimous’ goal “has always been to create content that is not only entertaining, but also uplifting and inspirational. It’s incredible to imagine all the different ways we can make this vision come to life by incorporating all the amazing assets across Comcast NBCUniversal’s portfolio that has a footprint in all areas of media and entertainment.”
First up for Curry on the sports side is joining NBC Sports’ Golf Channel for coverage of the ultimate team golf event, the Ryder Cup. He will create original content for the channel’s acclaimed “Live From the Ryder Cup” coverage and GolfPass, which will be featured internationally on Sky Sports.
“When we met with the team at Comcast NBCUniversal it was clear that they had done their homework,” said Erick Peyton, Unanimous co-founder. “They presented to us a vision for a genuine partnership that was creative, multi-dimensional and stayed true to our mission. We can’t wait to roll up our sleeves and get started on projects and content that shifts culture in a meaningful way.”
Curry will also help launch a reimagination of “The More You Know,” NBCU’s award-winning PSA campaign. The initiative has been running for over 30 years and will see Curry will sit down with multiplatinum artist, activist and EGOT winner John Legend to discuss topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion that will appear across many of NBCUniversal’s platforms, including Peacock.
The deal agreement also brings innovative opportunities for brands seeking to work with Curry. Together with NBCU’s creative partnerships team, Curry and Unanimous will explore scaled relationships with marketers that inspire meaningful connection with Curry’s fans and the media and technology powerhouse’s global audience.
Recent deals that reflect this new blanket approach to talent includes pacts with Meghan Trainor and Miley Cyrus; the Universal Studio Group deal with Seth MacFarlane; and the film and television deals across Universal Pictures and Universal Studio Group with Jordan Peele and Justin Lin.
The Unanimous Media leadership team includes executive vice president of TV Jenelle Lindsay, film and feature documentaries head Brian Tetsuro, and podcast and publishing head Kalyna Kutny.
Warriors’ Steph Curry to cover Ryder Cup as part of company’s new deal with NBA
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry will be covering golf at the Ryder Cup later this month as part of a “global talent partnership” announced Tuesday between NBC Universal and Curry’s company, Unanimous Media.
Curry will be part of NBC Sports’ Golf Channel coverage of the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, which is set for Sept. 24-26. Portions of that coverage will also air on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The wide-ranging deal with NBC Universal will also see Curry work on scripted and unscripted TV projects, NBC and CNBC, and Dreamworks Animation, among many areas. Additionally, he will help reboot the network’s public service announcement series “The More You Know.”
“While Stephen is a world-class athlete, his brand and mission transcends the basketball court,” NBC Universal vice chairman of business affairs and operations Jimmy Horowitz said in a statement. “The reach of Comcast NBCUniversal’s diverse portfolio will allow us to collaborate and support Stephen and Unanimous’ goals and ambitions while making compelling and impactful content for a global audience.
“We aspire to work with creators who want their impact to reach broadly across our content ecosystem, which makes our partnership with Stephen, Erick [Peyton] and the team at Unanimous Media an ideal fit.”
Curry added in a statement: “Our goal at Unanimous has always been to create content that is not only entertaining, but also uplifting and inspirational. It’s incredible to imagine all the different ways we can make this vision come to life by incorporating all the amazing assets across Comcast NBCUniversal’s portfolio that has a footprint in all areas of media and entertainment.”
The Met Gala 2021 just took place this evening, and a who’s who of guests attended the vent. The annual event, which is held by New York’s Museum of Metropolitan Art, hosts a collection of some of the biggest names in the world.
The event is known for major celebrities showcasing their groundbreaking and bold fashion choices with their outfits. It is a truly exclusive event, with only a select few people getting an invite each year.
And at this year’s event, some of the NBA’s biggest names took to the red carpet to show off their looks. Two major stars that were present were Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook.
Curry attended the event with his wife Ayesha, both of them sporting some elegant outfits. And Westbrook also sported a new look, especially with his hair. At the event, the two former MVPs met up and took a picture together.
|No. 30 – Golden State Warriors|
|Born||March 14, 1988
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Charlotte Christian
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall|
|Selected by the Golden State Warriors|
|2009–present||Golden State Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Wardell Stephen “Steph” Curry II (/ˈstɛfən/ STEF-ən; born March 14, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the point guard position. Many analysts and players have called him the greatest shooter in NBA history. He is credited with revolutionizing the game of basketball by inspiring teams to regularly utilize the three-point shot. A seven-time NBA All-Star, Curry has been named the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) twice and has won three NBA championships with the Warriors.
The son of former NBA player Dell and older brother of current NBA player Seth, Curry played college basketball for the Davidson Wildcats. He set the all-time scoring record for both Davidson and the Southern Conference and was twice named the conference’s player of the year. During his sophomore year, Curry also set the single-season NCAA record for three-pointers made, and was then selected by the Warriors with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.
In 2014–15, Curry won his first MVP award and led the Warriors to their first championship since 1975. The following season, he became the first player in NBA history to be elected MVP by a unanimous vote and to lead the league in scoring while shooting above 50–40–90. That same year, the Warriors broke the record for the most wins in an NBA season en route to reaching the 2016 NBA Finals, which they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in seven games. Curry helped the Warriors return to the NBA Finals in 2017, 2018 and 2019, winning back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018, before being defeated by the Toronto Raptors in 2019.
During the 2012–13 season, Curry set the NBA record for three-pointers made in a regular season, with 272. He surpassed that record in 2015 with 286, and again in 2016 with 402. He is currently second in all-time made three-pointers in NBA history. Curry and teammate Klay Thompson have earned the nickname of the Splash Brothers; in 2013–14, they set the record for combined three-pointers in an NBA season with 484, a record they broke the following season (525), and again in the 2015–16 season (678).
Awards and honors
- 3× NBA champion: 2015, 2017, 2018
- 2× NBA Most Valuable Player: 2015, 2016
- 7× NBA All-Star: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
- 7× All-NBA selection:
- All-Rookie First Team: 2010
- 2× NBA scoring leader: 2016, 2021
- 6× NBA three-point field goals leader: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2021
- 4× NBA free-throw percentage leader: 2011, 2015, 2016, 2018
- NBA steals leader: 2016
- 2× NBA Three-Point Contest champion: 2015, 2021
- NBA Skills Challenge champion: 2011
- NBA Sportsmanship Award: 2011
- NBA Community Assist Award: 2014
- NBA regular season record for made three-pointers (402)
- NBA record for most three-pointers made in a single playoffs (98 – tied with Klay Thompson)
- NBA Finals record for most three-pointers made in a game (9)
- NBA record for most consecutive regular season games with a made three-pointer (157)
- NBA record for most consecutive playoff games with a made three-pointer (90)
- NBA record for most points scored in an overtime period (17)
- Warriors franchise leader in points
- Warriors franchise leader in assists
- Warriors franchise leader in three-point field goals made
- Warriors franchise leader in assists in playoffs
- Warriors franchise leader in three-point field goals in playoffs
- Warriors franchise leader in steals in playoffs
- Warriors franchise leader in points in playoffs
- 2× SoCon Player of the Year (2008–2009)
- Consensus first-team All-American (2009)
- Consensus second-team All-American (2008)
- 3× First-team All-SoCon (2007–2009)
- 2× SoCon Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2007, 2008)
- 3× SoCon first-team All-Tournament (2007–2009)
- SoCon Freshman of the Year (2007)
- SoCon All-Freshmen Team (2007)
- NCAA Division I scoring leader (2009)
- Single-season NCAA 3-point field goals (162, 2007–08)
- Single-season NCAA freshman 3-point field goals (122, 2006–07)
Davidson College records
- All-time leading scorer in Davidson College history (2,635)
- All-time Davidson College leader in 3-point field-goals made (414)
- All-time Davidson College leader in 30-point games (30)
- All-time Davidson College leader in 40-point games (6)
- Single-season Davidson College points (974, 2008–09)
- Single-season Davidson College steals (86, 2008–09)
- Single-season Davidson College freshman points (730, 2006–07)
- Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service in Professional Sports (2011)
- ESPY Award for Best Male Athlete and Best NBA Player (2015)
- BET Award for Sportsman of the Year (2015)
- AP Male Athlete of the Year (2015)
- Hickok Belt (2015)
- 2016 ESPY Award Nominee for Best Record-Breaking Performance
- BET Award for Sportsman of the Year (2019)
- Teen Choice Award for Choice Male Athlete (2019)
- ESPY Award for Best NBA Player (2021)
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- The two-time MVP signed the NBA’s first $200 million contract in 2017; he’s had the league’s top salary in the four seasons since.
- In 2017, Curry formed a new company, SC30, which manages his investments, brand partnerships and philanthropic ventures.
- In November 2020, Under Armour announced the launch of Curry Brand in a bid to compete with Nike’s Jordan Brand.
- Curry’s production company, Unanimous Media, has a development deal with Sony. In November 2020, it moved into podcasting with a deal with Audible.
- Curry added an equity partnership with the beverage startup Oxigen in August 2020.
Each year, the annual Met Gala attracts a star-studded list of celebrities, fashion icons and athletes from around the globe. The popular event serves as a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.
In the 2021 edition of the event, one of the Golden State Warriors power couples made an appearance at the gala in New York City.
Shining in high fashion, Steph and Ayesha Curry had cameras fluttering as they arrived at the event. Ayesha glimmered in a bedazzled gold dress that caught the attention of photographers at the gala.
Via @Variety on Twitter:
— Variety (@Variety) September 13, 2021
Steph wore an all-black suit with gold accents. Along the side of his sleeve, his Golden State Warriors No. 30 was etched into his suit.
Via @stephsupremacy on Twitter:
That’s my point guard yall! Wardell Stephen Curry ll. #30 pic.twitter.com/KqqRNz6S1q
— trish September 13, 2021(@stephsupremacy)
On Instagram, Curry shared photos from the Met, including a picture of Michael Jackson that inspired his look.
Via @stephencury30 on Instagram:
Along with a flurry of A-list celebrities, Curry linked up with fellow NBA point guard Russell Westbrook at the met.
Via @BleacherReport on Twitter:
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 13, 2021
With the Currys and Westbrook, other stars like Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, Billie Eilish, Frank Ocean, Simone Biles, Meg The Stallion, Rihanna, Pete Davidson and more made appearances at the 2021 Met Gala.