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Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
ESPN’s Marc Stein asked the group when the first time was that the sons realized they were better players than their fathers, and Stephen Curry revealed that his grandmother gave him the title before he ever played in the NBA. “I never really thought I was better than him until my grandma, his mom, gave me that crown. She watched every one of his games and she — I don’t know if it was in high school or my first year of college — she’s at the house and she [said] ‘that boy is better than you, Dell.’”
Dell and Mychal had long been friends, of course. They had been crossing paths for years — Mychal broadcasting for the Lakers and Dell later broadcasting for the Bobcats/Hornets. Now their bond was personal. When Steph and Klay each ended up with the Warriors, they connected as fathers. “I think, with Steph and Klay, experiencing the NBA life early, it paid off for them with confidence,” Dell says. “Seeing that big stage early. They got used to it. It doesn’t affect them. It doesn’t bother them being on a big stage, a big arena.”
“MJ was the man,” he says. Three years later, in 1998, the Bulls again faced the Hornets in the playoffs. On an off day, Jordan and Dennis Rodman were cruising down a Coliseum hallway when 10-year-old Steph came careening around a corner. Michael shook his hand. Steph didn’t want to ever wash it again. Almost every NBA player Steph met asked him, “Can you shoot like your pops?” By the late 1990s, Dell Curry was one of the NBA’s best shooters. He was Sixth Man of the Year in 1993-94 and once shot 47.6 percent from 3-point land. “I’ll never forget it,” says Julie Thompson, Mychal’s wife. “I remember every time Dell shot the ball at the Great Western Forum, our PA announcer, Laurence Tanter, would just go, ‘Dell Curry.’ I mean, I don’t even remember Dell missing a shot.”
Dell Curry on keeping Steph humble: I don’t worry about that at all. As fast-paced as things have been going, it really hadn’t hit him. Because he’s been so focused on the games. So I’m sure at some point this summer when it’s over or maybe even when next year, (at) the start of (the season), he’ll have (some time to) stop and think. But he’s always been a guy that success is not going to change him. If anything, it’s going to motivate him to work harder, to repeat at the levels he’s gotten to this year. He’s had such a great year. It takes a lot to have a year like he has.
Dell Curry, one of the original Charlotte Hornets’ star players, is expanding the role he holds with the current incarnation of the local NBA team. The Hornets announced on Thursday that Curry will become a “Hornets Ambassador” and special projects adviser. He also will remain the color analyst for the team’s TV broadcasts on SportSouth.
Carter can remember Curry before Raptors games playing one-on-one on the practice court. When the two were reunited in the NBA and faced off in a game, Carter approached Curry to tell of how the rise to stardom at Davidson was something he followed. “To see him come full circle, a grown man out there playing grown-man basketball is pretty awesome. You knew he was destined to play in the NBA. How good remained to be seen, and it was up to him and his work ethic. But he’s worked his butt off to prove he’s a legit point guard and a legit threat in this league.”
The Grizzlies’ Vince Carter has followed the rise of Stephen Curry since the Warriors star was a boy in Toronto, where he and Curry’s father, Dell, were teammates. “I was more impressed than anything to see when you come out of the draft, they’ll always say what you can’t do and what you may not be able to do. I’m wondering what all those people are saying now,” Carter said Tuesday, the day after Curry was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player.
Riley also liked that Curry was the son of a successful and respected ex-NBA player. Riley sold then-Warriors coach Don Nelson on Curry as well. Austin and Dell Curry still tried to keep the Warriors away from Stephen Curry. But Austin told then-Knicks president Donnie Walsh that unless they could trade up, he expected Golden State to draft Curry. Austin said Walsh didn’t believe him because the Warriors already had guard Monta Ellis. “I said, ‘Larry, I like you a lot and respect you a lot, but don’t take Steph. This is not the right place for him,’ ” Austin said. “We wanted him in New York.” Said Riley: “Dell was the same way. He was almost cold.”
Diamond Leung: Stephen Curry says he and Dell Curry would beat Doc and Austin Rivers 10-0 in a game of 2-on-2. youtube.com/watch?v=BQVRZE…
Asked whether his son, who is having an MVP-caliber season with averages of 23.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 7.9 assists and 2.2 steals this year, is nearing the ceiling in terms of reaching his full potential, Dell Curry had this to say to Sheridan Hoops: “No. He’s only 26 years old. Every year he adds something to his game and gets better. He’s a constant worker, and he understands that every year, he’s got to add something to his game. He’s still young enough to do that. He’s not even close to [reaching his] full ceiling.”
Do the father and son still play each other in HORSE? “Occasionally,” said Steph. “A lot of it’s mostly at camps and things like that when they want to see the show. He’s beaten me a couple — too many — times actually, recently, so I gotta step my game up. He always says you’re only as good as your last game, and he won the last one, so he has the crown right now.”
Team Bosh will compete against Team Curry featuring NBA player Stephen Curry, NBA Legend Dell Curry and WNBA player Sue Bird, Team Davis consisting of NBA player Anthony Davis, NBA Legend Scottie Pippen and WNBA player Elena Delle Donne and Team Westbrook involving NBA player Russell Westbrook, NBA Legend Anfernee ‘Penny’ Hardaway and WNBA player Tamika Catchings.
Who are three people historically you’d want to compete against in the 3-point shooting contest? Larry Bird, Reggie Miller and of course, my dad (Dell Curry), throw him in there. He did it a couple of times during his career so that’d be a pretty stacked field there.
And indeed, Thompson credits competition between teammates for his development into an all-around scoring threat. “Trying to chase Steph,” he says. “That’s how you stay hungry. Try to do what he does. I can’t do that. I don’t think anyone on this planet can.” As Thompson and Curry have grown into what many believe is the NBA’s best backcourt, it has become clear that they’re linked by much more than their catchy Splash Brothers nickname. Their fathers, Mychal Thompson and Dell Curry, both had successful NBA careers before becoming broadcast analysts for the Lakers and Hornets, respectively.
Dell Curry, who spent most of his 16-year career with the Charlotte Hornets, said he wanted his sons to discover the game for themselves. Only after they expressed an interest did Curry become actively involved, and even then, he said, he did his best not to be obnoxious about it. “The last thing you want is to go home and hear your kids saying, ‘Oh, here comes Dad again,’ ” Curry said. “As a parent, you can’t push your child to do something that you want more than they do. It’s not going to last.”
The Sears Shooting Stars contest features one current NBA player, one current WNBA player and an NBA Legend on each team. […] Two teams representing the Western Conference and two teams representing the Eastern Conference will compete in the 2014 Sears Shooting Stars. Joining Durant, the three-time NBA scoring champ (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12) on one Western Conference team are Hall of Famer Karl Malone and the No. 3 overall selection in the 2013 WNBA Draft, Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock. Curry is joined on the second West team by his father, NBA Legend Dell Curry, and six-time WNBA All-Star Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Stars. The East stand-ins for one team are Tim Hardaway Jr. from the New York Knicks, his father and NBA Legend, Tim Hardaway Sr., and 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year Elena Della Donne. Two-time NBA champion Bosh is joined by Hall of Fame member Dominique Wilkins and three-time WNBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Swin Cash of the Chicago Sky.
05 Feb 14
Stephen Curry was named a Western Conference All-Star Game starter, garnering the most fan votes out of any backcourt player in the NBA, and his father confirmed that the two shared an emotional, short conversation after the announcement. “I voted a lot more this year than normal,” Dell Curry said with a laugh, adding that he was more nervous than Stephen during the announcement and very disappointed by his son not making the All-Star team last season. “He’s gone through a lot — ankle surgeries two years in a row, really doubting whether he was going to be able to stay healthy enough to play like he’s playing now. It really makes me proud, and I did get a little emotional.”
The Warriors’ Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have been touted as one of the best shooting duos in NBA history, but might a couple of 40-somethings be able to beat them in a shooting contest? Dell Curry, Stephen’s father, and former Charlotte Hornets teammate Glen Rice think they can pull it off even against the young guns who have poured in 260 3-pointers a little more than halfway through this season. “Just shooting, I could hold my own,” Dell Curry told SiriusXM NBA Radio on Friday. “Absolutely. I know Glen Rice could. I would take the old guys in that. When I’m shooting against my son, I’m really focused.”
Stephen Curry said he has never heard his father, Dell, sound quite like he did on the phone Thursday night. “He’s not an emotional guy,” Curry said after learning he had been voted a starter in next month’s All-Star Game. “I could tell his voice was a little shaky. I could tell how proud he was.”
14 Oct 13
During the first-ever #SplashBrothers Clinic at Warriors HQ, Stephen Curry and his dad Dell Curry squared off in a game of P.I.G. Proving that he’s still got snipes, Dell came away with the win on a three-point bank shot.
Dell Curry said he never had any doubt that Stephen would play. He was so confident, in fact, that he didn’t bother to check on his son’s status at any point leading up to the tipoff on Friday. “A couple buddies of mine texted me, and was like, ‘Is Steph playing?'” he said. “I was like, ‘They’re going to have to cut his foot off for him not to play.’ I didn’t talk to him about his ankle. “I knew he was going to play. There was no doubt about that, whether his ankle was healthy or not. I told him before the game, I told him that this was the game that I thought would decide the series.”