After breaking the NBA record with his Madison Square Garden performance a couple of weeks ago, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry debuted a new NFT series to commemorate each and every one of his 2,974 3-point shots.
The “2974 Collection” launched at 2974SC.com, and it features a series of nonfungible tokens that are each individually numbered out of a total 2,974 — the number of 3s required to eclipse Ray Allen’s previous mark of 2,973. Each unique NFT, apart from “the record”, was sold at $499, with Curry planning to donate 100% of his profits to the “Eat. Learn. Play” foundation that he and his wife, Ayesha Curry, established in 2019.
The digital images’ unique design represents each make in the complete 2,974 3-point barrage by Curry throughout his NBA career, from start to finish, culminating in the record-breaking wing heave just five minutes into Golden State’s game against New York on Tuesday, Dec 14th. Andrea McDonald, a recent college graduate, and artist, hand drew the design and printed it with a repeating “2974” print throughout to produce a distinctive image from each made 3-pointer. The game’s location and date are included in each piece, as well as Curry’s digital signature.
Of the collection, 200 of these NFTs were reserved to individuals that helped shape Curry into who he is today, including school teachers, Golden State Warriors fans, Davidson University, coaches, neighborhood friends, mentors, Stephen’s SC30 team, teammates, rivals, and family. Additionally, 20 of these NFTs were put aside for a giveaway to New York residents, who aren’t currently approved to have FTX accounts.
After being postponed for a day due to high demand and low server capacity, the collection finally went live on December 21st at 6 P.M CET and (excluding “the record”) completely sold out in less than 2 minutes. The final and record-breaking shot, or rather the #2974 NFT from the collection went up on an auction at the same time. This auction lasted for 72 hours, after which, the NFT sold for $1,000,000 flat, and if you know how Stephen Curry is, and have been following the NFT industry for a while, you probably wouldn’t be surprised.
Additionally, the minters of the 2974 NFT were airdropped a free NFT of an individual frame of a storyboard depicting one of Stephen’s favorite 3-pointer moments. They are created by Disney’s first African American animator and artist – Disney Legend Floyd Norman. Norman’s 65+ year career spans work on Disney classics “Sleeping Beauty”, “101 Dalmatians”, “Mary Poppins”, “The Jungle Book” and Pixar’s “Toy Story 2” and “Monster’s, Inc.”.
And what’s even more, the 2974 Collection will surprise NFT holders at future times with gifts that may include autographed memorabilia, tickets to games, additional NFT drops and early access to Curry Brand limited-edition items.
"Eat. Learn. Play"
The foundation Stephen created alongside his wife, Ayesha Curry, entrepreneur, host and two-time The New York Times bestselling author, seeks to unleash the potential of every child and pave the way for amazing kids and bright futures. Launched in the summer of 2019, Eat. Learn. Play. exists to help improve the lives of kids and families in Oakland, the Bay Area and across the country. Rooted in three of the most vital pillars for a healthy childhood—nutrition, education and physical activity — Eat. Learn. Play. is designed to help ensure an equal road to success for all kids. The organization believes that children are our future and, with their partners, they are deeply dedicated to empowering them and opening doors for their futures.