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Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
David Kahn: Jeff Austin, who I’d known casually, had represented Dell Curry when he was a player. He had been handed Steph due to his connection to Dell and told me this was a family request. “I really need your help on this,” Jeff said, explaining why there would be no visit and perhaps even hell-to-pay. (As it turned out, this was the only time when I was with the Wolves that I ever ran into this type of draft problem.) The back-channel message would have weighed heavily in my decision-making process under any circumstances, but especially in Minnesota. Immediately after my hire, I was spending nearly every weekday morning in the team’s conference room, listening to team business partners and season-ticket holders lament over coffee and pastries. “You’ll never attract free agents here,” they said, practically in unison. “Players don’t want to play in cold-weather places.” Doomsday all around.
David Kahn: So we now had the Nos. 5 and 6 picks in the draft. Taking not one, but two players who might not want to play in Minnesota? That would have taken real cojones. We took Rubio and Jonny Flynn, a ready-to-play point guard who started 81 games for us as a rookie and then fell victim to a terrible hip injury. At the time, drafting Flynn made a lot of sense: we didn’t have a single point guard on the roster and our staff had ranked him No. 1 among all point-guard prospects for not only his on-court play, but also his strong leadership qualities, a significant team need.
David Kahn: Flynn made his final move to the top of our charts based on his impressive visit and workout with Tyreke Evans and Brandon Jennings, among others. Curry’s absence was duly noted. Rubio wasn’t there, either, but I thought his passing ability and defense were extraordinary for an 18-year-old and was willing to take the risk I could ultimately recruit him to come. That was the player I wanted. There are only two reasons to share this story now. First, Dell Curry revealed the family’s demand to Minnesota last year but didn’t provide any detail. Part of the story’s out.
While Isiah Thomas has challenged everything we thought we knew about size in the NBA, height still matters for most players. Since height often runs in the family, many siblings, nephews, and children of NBA players also end up in the league. Here are the ten tallest families in NBA history, but be warned—our methodology might not be what you expect. First, we looked at families with multiple members who have played in the NBA (our Top Ten NBA Families infographic helped). Then we combined their heights and arrived at a sum total for each family. That’s why some families won’t surprise you, like the Plumlees and the towering Gasol brothers, but others will—nobody thinks of “Curry” and “tall” in the same sentence.
Seth Curry told The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Riding to the game with dad also meant they could sneak in a few shots at the Charlotte Coliseum. Because of that childhood story, Under Armour created matching sneakers in anticipation of Tuesday night’s matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks. It’s the sixth time that Stephen and Seth have faced each other in the NBA, and the first time they’ll wear the special-edition shoes.
They will wear the “Family Business” Under Armour Curry 3, with the elder Curry in his trusty mid-cut pair, and Seth in a low-top edition. The sneakers are styled in shades of Warriors royal blue and the Mavericks’ unique hue of light royal. Fittingly, there’s a “Shotgun!!!” seatbelt graphic on the sockliner of each shoe, a playful nod to the front-seat prize from their childhood matchups. Each insole is also made of perforated butterscotch brown leather to mimic their father’s interior seats, with Stephen’s “SC” logo adorning the image of a seatbelt buckle.
“His son is alright,” Ball quickly interjected. “…the monsters in the NBA, their dads wasn’t that good. They were OK, they was players, but the fact that the old Curry wasn’t no All-Star, he wasn’t cold. He could shoot the ball though. Kobe Bryant, his dad wasn’t all that, that’s why he’s such a monster.” You got LeBron, it’s gonna be so hard for his kids, cause they gonna look at them like ‘you gotta be just like your dad.’ And after a while that pressure starts sitting on you like ‘why do I gotta be like him, why can’t I just be me?’ And then they’re gonna be like ‘aw, you’re soft, you’re not that good.’ Because the expectation is very, very high.”