NBA superstar Stephen Curry can add something else to his long list of accomplishments: being immortalized as a wax figure at Madame Tussauds. The Golden State Warriors hero unveiled his artistic alter-ego at an Oakland ceremony Thursday, and even stopped to take a selfie with his wax self!
The 2015 NBA champion told reporters that being honored with a wax figure had a special significance for him. “For me and my wife, it’s kind of a funny story,” he said. “[On] one of our first dates in LA, we went to the museum on Hollywood Boulevard.
“That was one of our first experiences together, walking through and taking pictures with the wax figures at the museum, and now to have one of my own is pretty special.”
Curry’s figure will take up residence at Madame Tussaud’s San Francisco location starting today. Now through July 1, fans who visit the museum and show their Golden State Warriors app will get 50 percent off the price of admission as part of a special promotion for the unveiling.
Madame Tussauds estimates that the wax Curry took nearly four months to be completed, with a team of artists and sculptors taking some 250 measurements of the MVP athlete to get his likeness exactly right. Check out some behind the scenes video from the process below:
Curry is one of two people to have figures added to the Madame Tussauds San Francisco collection this week. At the inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con, Steve Wozniak revealed his own wax counterpart.
Other additions to the museum’s roster in the past year have included singer Sam Smith, singer and actress Zendaya Coleman, and Internet sensation Grumpy Cat.
Last year, Curry’s fellow NBA star Jeremy Lin was also immortalized in San Francisco, which gives us a reason to show you this video of the Lakers player scaring the daylights out of guests who couldn’t tell the difference between the sculpture and the actual thing: