With Alum’s Stardom, a Terrible Video at Davidson College Gets a Second Life

He’s probably the hottest name in all of basketball. But back in 2009, Stephen Curry was just a student at Davidson College, a small liberal-arts institution in North Carolina.

To be sure, he’d already achieved March Madness fame, having led the Wildcats within a basket of the Final Four in 2008. But he wasn’t too big to participate in an appropriately shoddy and cringeworthy student rap video. The New York Times notes that an email from Mr. Curry to the student body was enough to make hundreds of Davidson students show up at an awards ceremony where the video had its premiere.

The video has gained renewed relevance with Mr. Curry’s superstardom, on display Thursday night as his Golden State Warriors square off against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.

Here’s the video, set to Asher Roth’s song “I Love College.” Mr. Curry shows up about 25 seconds in:

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