Dell Curry is an American athlete, sports commentator, and former professional basketball player. Dell played in the NBA from 1986 till 2002. When he retired in 2002, he was the Charlotte Hornets’ leading player in three-point field goals made and in points. This should not be entirely surprising because it takes a legendary man to give birth to legendary sons like Seth Curry and Stephen Curry.
Dell currently works as a color commentator for the Charlotte Hornets television broadcasts alongside Stephanie Ready and Eric Collins.
Dell Curry Bio and Age
Wardell Stephen “Dell” Curry I was born on the 25th of June, 1964 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He later grew up in Grottoes where he played high school basketball at Fort Defiance High School.
While in High school, he practiced shooting daily by using his coach’s barn. As a result of this dedication, he graduated as the highest all-time scorer in the school’s history. In 1982, he was named a McDonald’s All-Star for his efforts and achievement.
Beyond basketball, Dell Curry also played baseball and was selected by in the 1982 Major League Baseball draft by the Texas Rangers. He won state championships both as a basketball player and a baseball player.
His Family – Parents, Wife, and Sons
There presently isn’t a lot of information about Dell Curry’s parents. He has chosen to keep that part of his life private, preferring not have his parents affected by his fame or the fame of his children.
Presently, it’s hard to tell if Dell’s parents are even still alive or if they are still together. No one, besides the family know what they did for a living or their likes and dislikes.
Considering the fact that Dell has gone all this length to keep these information private, we ought to respect his wishes.
Dell Curry currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and daughter. He has three children but his sons have moved out while his daughter is still in college.
His wife, Sonya Adams, played Volleyball at University which is where they met. As life would have it, his two sons play basketball just like he did, and his daughter plays volleyball just like Sonya did.
His sons – Seth Curry and Stephen Curry are two of the best players in the NBA presently. Stephen plays for the Golden State Warriors while Seth plays for the Dallas Mavericks. Seth signed with the Dallas Mavericks in 2016 and made his debut for the team in a match against the Indiana Pacers. He has gone on to prove himself as a formidable player and worthy of the ‘Curry’ basketball legacy.
Stephen, on the other hand, is currently referred to as one of the greatest players in NBA history. He has won the coveted NBA Most Valuable Player Award as well as broke several basketball records. He has also led the Golden State Warriors to several NBA championships.
His daughter, Sydel, currently plays Volleyball at Elon University in North Carolina. It goes without saying that Dell Curry must be very proud of his children. He also has two grandchildren through Stephen and his wife, Ayesha. His granddaughters are Riley and Ryan Curry.
In 1998, the retired athlete established the Dell Curry Foundation, a youth-oriented charitable foundation in Charlotte, North Carolina. The program already has five learning centers in Charlotte and it provides drug abuse counseling as well as educational training. It’s applaudable that he is using his resources to benefit his community.
Dell Curry’s Height and Weight
Dell Curry’s height is listed at 1.96m (6.4in) and his weight is recorded to be 93kg. While 93kg might be a lot for some people, it is just right for Dell Curry considering his height. As a retired athlete, we can be sure that fitness was a huge part of his life, and we can bet that it still is because there are some habits that are hard to break.
Considering that Dell Curry still plays basketball better than some of the young players, it can be safe to say that he puts in the effort to keep in shape and to keep his agility up. It goes without saying that basketball is also a key factor helping the athlete stay in shape. Beyond that, he has a very active lifestyle which is necessary for remaining fit.