Steph Curry — newly minted NBA Most Valuable Player — has joind the Orange Box Club after Wheaties named the Golden State Warriors superstar as its newest cover athlete.
— Wheaties (@wheaties) May 4, 2015
The Orange Box Club goes back to 1934 when Lou Gehrig became the first athlete on a box of Wheaties.
Son of Dell (retired as the Hornets’ all-time leading scorer) and Sonya Curry, Steph is a 6-foot-3 27-year-old who went to Davidson College and was drafted 7th by the Warriors in 2009. His 29.2 points per game were second in the league in 2014-15, behind Anthony Davis’s 31.5.
With his induction into the hallowed Orange Box Club, Curry joins the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Lindsey Vonn, Shaun White, Willie Reed, Nastia Liukin, Bill Russell, Doug Flutie, Dr. J, Kirk Gibson, Roberto Clemente and scores of others.
Fans of those iconic Wheaties commercials eagerly await whatever jingle they write for Steph — if they still do that kind of thing — and if not, here are several “Breakfast of Champions” moments from days of yore:
1976 Olympic decathlon gold medalist Bruce Jenner, who is now a woman:
Ron Cey of the Dodgers, Ed White of the Cowboys, and Daryl Dawkins of the 76ers:
Michael Jordan in 1989:
1984 Olympic golden medal gymnast Mary Lou Retton:
Super Bowl MVP Peyton Manning:
“Now go tell your mama, what the big boys eat!”
Wheaties has a tough choice of which Curry highlights to use for his first commercial. He went off like a champion.