Seth Curry is a successful basketball player who is also popular as the second son of retired NBA basketball player Dell Curry. He launched his professional career in 2013 and has played basketball for notable teams like Ryan Atkinson’s Santa Cruz Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks, and Portland Trail Blazers. He is currently with the Dallas Maverick and it’s been an awesome experience for him since his return to the team. Seth has won many awards since he turned pro; he equally boasts an impressive career stat which goes a long way in proving that he is truly the son of a basketball icon.
An Overview Of Seth Curry’s Background And Career
Seth is a native of Charlotte, a city in North Carolina, where he was born on the 23rd of August 1990. He spent his high school years at Charlotte Christian School, Lynchburg, Virginia, and later enrolled at Liberty University, Durham, North Carolina, in 2008 for his college studies. After his freshman year, he left for Duke University where he competed for the school’s basketball team and also bagged a mention to the All-ACC first team after his senior year.
During his days at Charlotte, Seth Curry was instrumental in the success of the Knights’ basketball team. He won numerous accolades and was on the school’s academic honor roll all four years. He was also among those who represented the United States National Basketball Team at the FIBA Under-19 World Championship in New Zealand in 2009.
The athlete is not only a successful basketball player but also a husband and father. He tied the knot with a former professional volleyball player called Callie Rivers on September 14th, 2019 and they currently have one child together; a daughter named Carter Curry (born in May 2018).
Who Are The Members Of Seth Curry’s Family?
The Curry family is one of NBA’s most famous and celebrated families. The accomplished athletic family consists of Dell Curry, his wife Sonya Curry and their three children Stephen Curry, Seth Curry, and Sydel Curry. Dell and Sonya met while they were studying at Virginia Tech. The former was a basketball player and the latter was a volleyball player at that time. The couple later got married in 1988 after dating for a couple of years and thereafter had their kids.
The Curry brothers developed a keen interest in basketball at a very young age. During their formative years, the basketball star and his brother used to accompany their father to games and training where they enjoyed shooting around with his team during warm-up sessions. Dell and his two sons have a thing for the No. 30 shirt number; the senior Curry donned the shirt number in his days while Seth and his big brother also feature in the same shirt number for their respective teams.
Let’s get to know more about all the members of the sports family.
1. Dell Curry
Dell is a retired professional basketball player whose athletic skill was felt most during his 10-season career with the renowned Charlotte Hornets basketball team from 1988–1998. A native of Harrisonburg, Virginia, Seth’s dad launched his professional in 1986 when he was picked by the Utah Jazz basketball team as 15th overall in the first round of the 1986 NBA draft. He retired from the sports in 2002 after marking his mark at Cleveland Cavaliers (1987-1988), Milwaukee Bucks (1999), and Toronto Raptors (1999-2002).
Dell’s record as Charlotte Hornets’ three-point field goals (929) is yet to be equaled let alone broken. However, his record as the team all-time leader in points (9,839) was recently surpassed by basketball star Kemba Walker. Dell’s other career highlights include Metro Conference Player of the Year (1986), Fourth-team Parade All-American (1982), NBA Sixth Man of The Year (1994), Virginia Mr. Basketball (1982), Consensus second-team All-American (1986), 3× First-team All-Metro Conference (1984–1986), and No. 30 retired by Virginia Tech.
Before breaking out as a basketball star, Dell Curry was a baseball champion and Fort Defiance high school’s all-time leading scorer. He currently works on Charlotte Hornets television broadcasts as an expert commentator. His full name is Wardell Stephen Curry I, while his date of birth is June 25, 1964.
2. Sonya Curry
Sonya (born Sonya Adams on May 30, 1966) is well-known for being a devoted mother to her children and for playing pivotal roles in the successes of her family in the NBA. Like her husband, she was born with a great athletic ability which she evidently passed on to her children. Sonya was a basketball player and in addition a volleyball player during her high school years.
Although she also competed in track and field, Seth’s mother was best known as a volleyball player and for winning all-conference honors as a junior at Virginia Tech in the Metro Conference. The Radford, Virginia-born devoted mother is currently an educator and the founder/president of the Christian Montessori School of Lake Norman in Huntersville, North Carolina.
3. Stephen Curry
The most prolific of the Curry brothers, Stephen is currently one of the best basketball players in the NBA. His on-court performances over the years have seen him bag several accolades and worthy mentions. Steph, as he is popularly called, is a point guard at Golden State Warriors basketball team. He is widely regarded as the greatest shooter to have ever played in the basketball league and the best when it comes to the 3-point shot.
Curry’s professional career began in the year 2009 when he was picked as 7th overall by the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the 2009 NBA draft. Before turning pro, he led his high school team at Charlotte Christian to three state playoff appearances and three conference titles and was named all-conference. He had his collegiate career at College Davidson from 2006 to 2009 when he chose not to continue his senior year after averaging 2.5 steals, 5.6 assists, and 28.6 points in his last season as a junior.
The 6 feet 3 inches NBA star has been competing for the Warriors since 2009. Some of his career highlights and awards include but not limited to NBA Three-Point Contest champion (2015), 3× NBA champion (2015, 2017, 2018), NBA scoring champion (2016), NBA All-Rookie First Team (2010), 2× NBA Most Valuable Player (2015, 2016), 2× All-NBA Second Team (2014, 2017), 6× NBA All-Star (2014–2019), NBA steals leader (2016), and 3× All-NBA First Team (2015, 2016, 2019). Seth Curry’s older brother has represented the US National Basketball team twice – at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey and the 2014 FIBA World Championship in Spain.
Originally born in Akron, Ohio as Wardell Stephen Curry II, Steph is a married man and a father of three lovely children named Riley (daughter), Canon (son), and Ryan (daughter). He tied the knot on July 30th, 2011 with Toronto-born businesswoman Ayesha Alexander in Charlotte. The basketball player, whose date of birth is March 14, 1988, currently earns a whopping $34.7 million as his annual salary, resides in Atherton, California, with his family.
4. Sydel Curry
Sydel Curry (born on 20th October 1994) is Sonya and Dell’s only and youngest daughter. She inherited her mother’s volley genes and was very good at the sport during her active years. Sydel, a former Division I athlete, is a graduate of Elon University. She retired from volleyball in 2017 and currently works at the American automotive and energy company Tesla as a service concierge. Sydel is the CEO of the lifestyle line “A Curry Girl” which features contents on beauty, mental health, fitness, and more.
Dell’s only daughter is a married woman; she is the wife of Golden State Warriors shooting guard Damion Lee. Sydel and the Baltimore, Maryland-born basketball player tied the knot in 2018 and the two are yet to have their own kids. Lee launched his professional career in 2006 and has represented teams like Maine Red Claws (2016–2017) in the NBA G League and Atlanta Hawks (2018) in the NBA.
Meet All The Members of His Wife’s (Callie Rivers) Family
Like the Curry clan, the Rivers family is an NBA celebrity family famed for their talent and athletic abilities. Doc and Dell have known each other for many decades even though they never got the opportunity to play in the same team during their active years in the NBA.
The two former players are well-respected in the sports industry and are said to have competed on the basketball court in the 1980s and early 1990s. Doc and Dell are not only proud dads to celebrated players in the NBA, but they are also doing great in their respective fields of interest as retired basketball players.
The Rivers family consists of Doc Rivers, his beautiful wife Kristen Rivers, and their four children – Jeremiah Rivers, Austin Rivers, Spencer Rivers, and of course Callie Rivers.
1. Doc Rivers
Doc Rivers is a former basketball player and the man currently in charge of the Los Angeles Clippers. He is a Chicago native and an alumnus of Proviso East (Maywood, Illinois) and College Marquette. He began his professional career in 1983 after he was selected by the Atlanta Hawks as 31st overall in the second round of the 1983 NBA draft.
Doc left the Hawks in 1991 and subsequently played for the Los Angeles Clippers (1991–1992), New York Knicks (1992-1994), and San Antonio Spurs (1994-1996). During his active years in the NBA, Rivers was a point guard who earned a lot of admiration and respect for his defensive scheme.
The 6 feet 4 inches tall NBA manager was appointed a coach for the first time in 1999 when he debuted with the Orlando, Florida-based basketball team Orlando Magic. He has been coaching the Los Angles Clippers since 2013 following the end of his contract with Boston Celtics. Doc has won several awards both as a player and coach, including the NBA All-Star (1988), NBA champion (2008), and 2× NBA All-Star Game head coach (2008, 2011). He also won a silver medal in Colombia along with the US National Team at the FIBA World Tournament in 1982. Doc’s real name is Glenn Anton Rivers and his date of birth is October 31, 1961.
2. Kristen Rivers
Kristen Rivers is best known as the wife of Doc and the mother of Seth Curry’s wife. She is a socialite and a graduate of Marquette University where she first met her husband in her first year. Kristen (nee Campion) was born in Wisconsin in the year 1961. Not much is known about her family background and personal life despite the popularity of her husband and children.
3. Jeremiah Jordan Rivers
Jeremiah is the oldest child and the first son of Doc and Kristen Rivers. He was born July 27, 1987, in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the U.S. The young man is a retired professional basketball player whose professional career lasted from 2011 until 2013.
Jordan played basketball at Winter Park High School, Duke University, and Indiana University as a guard. After his graduation, the 6 feet 5 inches tall athlete went on to play for Mega Vizura between 2011–2012 and later the Maine Red Claws from 2012 to 2013.
4. Austin Rivers
Austin was born to Doc and Sonya Rivers in Santa Monica, California, on 1st August 1992. He is a professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets as a guard in the NBA. Austin turned pro in 2012 when he was picked by the New Orleans Hornets as 10th overall in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft. He played basketball at Winter Park High School Florida and later at Duke University where he was teammates with his in-law, Seth Curry.
Since the beginning of his career, the 6 feet 3 inches player has earned several awards and worthy mentions including ACC All-Freshman team (2012), Third-team All-American – NABC (2012), ACC Rookie of the Year (2012), Florida Mr. Basketball (2011), and many more. Austin Rivers shares a son (born in August 2018) with his longtime girlfriend, Brittany Hotard.
5. Spencer Rivers
Born on June 27, 1995, Spencer is the youngest child in the Rivers family. He started playing competitive basketball games at Winter Park High School and later the University of California Irvine, where he actively featured for the school’s basketball team. Spencer is currently working hard to attract the interest of a team in the NBA.
What Do We Know About Seth Curry’s Latest Contract?
Seth Curry’s latest contract in the NBA has continued to attract a great deal of interest and diverse opinions from his overwhelming fans and critics. Throughout his NBA career, he has had a difficult time finding a permanent home, moving around from one team to another. Seth was left out in the entire 2017-2018 season to mend a stress reaction to his left tibia that needed surgery following a fantastic 2016-2017 season with the Dallas Mavericks.
After a season with the Portland Trail Blazers, the public was notified on July 10, 2019, that the marksman has signed a four-year contract with the Dallas Maverick, making it his second contract with the team. It is a known fact that Seth Curry had his most productive time in the NBA with the Mavs during the 2016-2017 season.
Dell’s second son has earned over $10 million over his 6 seasons in the NBA. He also made just over $3 million for a two-year deal during his first contract with the Dallas Maverick, however, with his new deal with the team, he is set to earn his highest salary during the 2019-2020 season: a jaw-dropping $32 million.
According to reports, his projected salary with the Dallas Mavericks by 2022/2023 season is estimated at $8,496,653. Unlike his previous contracts, his second deal with the team will see him create a more formidable matchup for defenses alongside legendary teammates like Luka Doncic and KP, a move that is considered as a fantastic idea among Mavs loyal fans.
During his 2018-2019 session with Portland Trail Blazers, the athlete was paid $2,795,000 as salary while his 2015-2016 season with Sacramento Kings fetched him just $947,276. With the Cleveland Cavaliers, Seth Curry was paid $28,834 for the 2013-2014 season after which he received $48,028 from Phoenix Suns for the 2014-2015 season. Curry earned a fair amount of $37,484 from Memphis Grizzlies during the 2013-2014 season with them.