It seems rather ludicrous on the surface. He’s won two NBA MVP awards and could be on the verge of winning his fourth title in five seasons.

But since his days as a high school baller in North Carolina. Stephen Wardell Curry has been underestimated. First, it was the Duke Blue Devils failing to offer the smallish guard a scholarship. Curry would ultimately have to tag along with a small-school in Davidson while his younger brother, Seth Curry, starred for Coach K at Duke.

Even after shocking the college basketball world in leading Davidson to the Elite 8 in the 2008 NCAA Tournament, he was passed over for fellow guards Jonny Flynn and Ricky Rubio in the draft.

Curry ultimately landed with the NBA’s laughingstock — the Golden State Warriors — at No. 7 overall in the 2009 NBA Draft. Curry had privately been hoping the New York Knicks would select him.

The rest is history. Actually, not so fast. What if we told you that the legend of Wardell is currently the NBA’s most underrated player? It’s not so hard to comprehend when you look at the backstory.