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Stephen Curry Parents: Know All About Dell Curry and Sonya Curry

Stephen Curry is one of the best players in the NBA and there's no doubt that he has carried the athletic genes that his parents possessed.

Stephen Curry is a professional basketball player from the United States, who plays as a point guard for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA. Apart from being a talented player himself, Curry is also the son of former NBA player Dell Curry. He first gained national attention for his outstanding play at Davidson College during the NCAA March Madness Tournament. His entry into professional basketball came in 2009 when he was selected seventh overall in the NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors. He led the Warriors to three NBA championships after being named Most Valuable Player in 2014-15, 2016-17, and 2017-18. He also led them to the best regular-season record in league history in 2015-16. (73–9). Curry was the first person to be named MVP unanimously in 2016. So read the full article to know more information about Stephen Curry Parents, Dell Curry and Sonya Curry.

Who are Stephen Curry Parents?

Dell Curry and Sonya Curry are Stephen Curry’s parents, who are now divorced from 2020. Curry was born on March 14, 1988, in Akron, Ohio, to Dell and Sonya. His parents are both avid athletes as Curry’s father was an NBA player throughout his childhood, and his mother was a college volleyball star at Virginia Tech. Also read: Stephen Curry shouts out BTS star Suga, responds with ‘See You Soon’

Stephen Curry father Dell Curry

Dell Curry is a former professional basketball player from Harrisonburg, Virginia, who used to play as a shooting guard for the Charlotte Hornets from 1986 to 2002 and retired as the franchise’s all-time leader in points (9,839) and three-point field goals made (929). Curry currently works as a colour commentator on Charlotte Hornets television broadcasts alongside Eric Collins. He is the father of Stephen Curry and Seth Curry, both NBA players. 

Curry was chosen by the Utah Jazz as the 15th overall pick in the 1986 NBA draught. He played one season in Utah before being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1987. He spent the 1987-88 season with the Cavs. After being released by the Cavaliers, he was selected in the expansion draft by one of the NBA’s two newest teams, the Charlotte Hornets, for the 1988-89 season. Curry spent ten seasons with the Hornets, mostly coming off the bench to provide instant offence via three-point shooting. In the 1993-94 season, he was named Sixth Man of the Year. Curry spent one season with the Milwaukee Bucks and the rest of his career with the Toronto Raptors before his retirement in 2002. Also read: Who is Seth Curry Wife? Know all about Callie Rivers

Stephen Curry mother Sonya Curry

Stephen’s mother, Sonya Alicia Curry, is from Redford, Virginia. She was a student-athlete at Virginia Tech and played volleyball, track and field, and basketball in high school. It was there that she met Dell, her future husband. She played volleyball and earned Metro Conference all-conference honours as a junior. Sonya was largely responsible for the popularity of the Virginia Tech volleyball women’s team. 

Sonya has a degree in education and is currently employed as an educator. She is the owner and operator of the Montessori School in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is the school’s president, having co-founded it with Dell in 1995. While attending her sons’ games, Sonya is frequently interviewed about how she successfully raised professional athletes, and she expresses pride and gratitude for what her children have accomplished. Sonya Curry grew up in a low-income neighbourhood. She shared some horrific moments from her family and has witnessed many racist incidents as children, including a Ku Klux Klansman setting fire to a cross. In a previous interview, she stated that it was through sports that she was able to overcome her racism. She turned her experiences with racism into lessons for her children. Read More: Top 5: Performances by Stephen Curry

Dell Curry and Sonya Curry Kids

Sonya and Dell are parents to three children. Their first son, Steph, was born in 1988, while their second son, Seth, was born in 1990. They welcomed their daughter Sydel in 1994. The former couple are also grandparents to six. Steph shares three children — Riley, Ryan and Canon — with his wife Ayesha Curry and Seth has two kids — Carter and Cash — with his wife Callie Rivers Currys. Sydel and husband Damion Lee’s first child, a son, was born in 2021. Also read: Horacio Pagani Net Worth 2024, Annual Salary, Career, Car Collection, Charities, Etc.

Are Dell Curry and Sonya Curry Still Together?

In August 2021, Dell and Sonya confirmed to PEOPLE they were separating after 33 years of marriage. “After exploring a trial separation over the past year and much thoughtful consideration, we have decided to end our marriage. As this comes with a great deal of sadness, our focus and desire is for our family’s continued happiness. “They continued, “We are so thankful for all the many blessings and successes! We stay committed to and supportive of our children and grandchildren and will remain on connected paths. We ask that our privacy be respected and prayer for our family as we move forward.”

Dell checks in with Steph and Seth every week. Dell can relate to the pressures of the NBA, so he tries to touch base with his sons at least once a week. “I watch all their games, whether live or taped, and I try to check in with them every week,” he told PEOPLE in April 2024.

FAQs About Dell Curry and Sonya Curry

Q. What is the news about Dell and Sonya Curry?

A. However, in 2021, the once-happy couple shockingly hit the breaks in their relationship. Sonya Curry filed for divorce after 31 years of marriage with Dell.

Q. Who is Steph Curry’s mother?

A. Sonya Curry

Q. What did Sonya do to Dell?

A. In response, Dell Curry, the former NBA player, accused Sonya Curry of having an affair with Steven Johnson, a former tight end with the New England Patriots.

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Niladri Biswas
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Niladri is a football enthusiast and die-hard fan of Liverpool FC. He is currently living his passion through writing about his favorite sport at The Sportslite. He sees himself as a renowned football journalist in the future.

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