By Roberta Kavanagh
Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors’ minted point guard, continues to stun crowds with his consecutive long-distance shooting streak. His fast-paced life in the spotlight makes it tough for him to keep up with his growing online presence. Recently he launched Slyce, a social media platform that allows top athletes to connect and interact with their fans.
Slyce encourages celebrities to build their public image by assisting them in sorting through meaningful content while pushing out useless feed. The platform simplifies social media by filtering through posts and allowing the athletes to post on several platforms at once.
The app also has personal functions like live Q-and-A’s, where fans are given the chance to ask athletes questions about whatever they feel.
“I think the Slyce Q-and-A’s are a release to talk about normal stuff and do it more efficiently.” — Stephen Curry
Curry feels the app gives him control over his own voice rather than it being filtered out by the media. With the help of Slyce, Curry is able to continue influencing fans both on and off the court. The up-and-coming app is currently used by 10 athletes and strives to change the way celebrities optimize social media platforms.
Slyce isn’t the only app connected to Curry’s brand image. He’s also the partial owner of CoachUp. The service helps athletes of all abilities connect with private coaches from all over the world. It lets them search for a coach best suited to their training goals and allows for one-on-one sessions.
Curry made his mark on CoachUp as an athlete by using the program at a young age to help build his career. Today he highly recommends the service to upcoming athletes as a way to intensely improve their game, work ethic and confidence, just as it did for him.
As a pro Curry now takes the top three spots for most three-pointers made, with a total of 300 this season, passing Ray Allen’s record of 269. And his team is on pace to hit the 72-10 record set by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995-96 season that named Michael Jordan MVP.
(Photo credit: Noah Salzman)