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Who are 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. Curry since then went on to become one of the game’s best shooters. 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. 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. So read the full article to know more information about Stephen Curry Parents, who are also professional sportspersons.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Niladri Biswas
Niladri Biswas
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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