Dell Curry

Dell Curry, whose real name is Wadell Stephen Curry I, is an American former basketball player who helped teams in the NBA from 1986 to 2002. Dell was interested in sports since he was a kid. He played basketball and baseball in school. But after doing well in basketball games for his school team, he chose to make basketball his job. Dell played in the NBA for several teams after having some success in college games at Virginia Tech. He became well-known for being good at shooting from outside.

Dell Curry

During his time in the NBA, he set the all-time scoring record for the Charlotte Hornets. He is married to his college sweetheart and is very happy. Two of his children are now NBA stars. Dell is still involved with basketball as a coach and analyst. He started a charity that helps people who abuse drugs by giving them education, training, and therapy.

Facts: 

He is also known as Wardell Stephen Curry Sr.

Age: 59 Years

The family:

Life partner or ex-partner: Sonya Curry, Sonya Curry (M. 1988)

Seth Curry and Stephen Curry are their names.

Country of birth: United States

Height: 6’5″ (196 cm), 6’5″ men

Virginia in the United States, African American In from Virginia

Family tree: American and Canadian

Growing up and early life

The United States’ Wardell Stephen Curry I was born Dell Curry on June 25, 1964, in Harrisonburg. He lived in Harrisonburg for most of his life. We don’t know much about his parents. He grew up with four older sisters in a small town called Grottoes.

Dell has always been very interested in sports. He went to school in the town of Fort Defiance, Virginia, at “Fort Defiance High School.”

Dell was more interested in sports than in school when he was younger. He won the state title in baseball and basketball while he was in high school. Dell always worked on his shot in his coach’s barn.

He was picked up by “The Texas Rangers” while he was still in high school. He played in the ‘NIT’ events in 1983 and 1984, and came in third place in 1984.

Dell Curry went to “Virginia Tech” after high school and became the all-time winner in basketball steals with 295.

He played both basketball and baseball while he was at “Virginia Tech.” But as his career went on, he focused on hoops.

After his junior year at “Virginia Tech,” the “Baltimore Orioles” picked him in the 14th round of the 1985 NHL (Major League Baseball) draft.

When his time at Virginia Tech was over, he had scored 2389 points and stolen 295 balls, making him the second-best scorer of all time and the best stealster of all time. He was a star at “Virginia Tech” for four years, just like Perry Young, Keith Colbert, Bobby Beecher, and Al Young, who were also stars at the time.

NBA Career

In the 1986 NBA Draft, Dell was picked by the Utah Jazz with the 15th overall pick. This event signified the start of his NBA career.

Dell only played for Utah for one season before being moved to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1987. He played for this team during the 1987–88 season.

It was chosen that Dell would play for the “Charlotte Hornets,” one of the two new teams for the 1988-1989 season.

That’s where Dell lived for ten years. He would usually come off the bench during games to help score right away. When it comes to things like overall points scored, games played, goals made or attempted, and field goal percentage, Dell is still one of the best players in the franchise.

Prior to leaving the NBA, Dell played for the Charlotte Hornets, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Toronto Raptors. He played for each team for one season before quitting.

In his career, Dell has averaged 11.7 points, 1.8 assists, and 2.4 rebounds. That’s a great record!

Jobs After the NBA: Dell stayed involved in basketball even after he stopped playing. In 2007, he was hired as an assistant coach for the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats. His personal problems caused him to quit this job before the season began.

As of 2009, Dell was working as a color analyst for the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets team.

Achievements and Awards

In 1986, Dell was given the “Metro Conference Player of the Year.”

Dell finally won the NBA’s “Sixth Man of the Year” award in 1993–94, after a long wait.

Dell became a member of the “Virginia Sports Hall of Fame” in 2004.

At the time he retired, Dell Curry had scored 9,839 points, which was the most in Charlotte Hornets history.

Dell Curry

The “Bobby Jones Award” was given to Dell at the “Athletes in Action All Star Breakfast” in 2016. Every year, this honor is presented at “NBA All Star Weekend.”

Private Life and Legacy

Sonya Adams was married to Dell. She used to play volleyball for her college team at “Virginia Tech.” They have three kids together.

All of his kids are interested in sports. ‘NBA’ player Stephen is Dell’s oldest son. The “Golden State Warriors” are his team. The Dallas Mavericks are the team that his younger son plays for. Like her mother, his daughter Sydel plays volleyball.

Dell started the Dell Curry Foundation in 1998 as a way to help people in need. The charitable organization helps young people by giving them educational opportunities and counseling for drug abuse.

Fun facts

Dell Curry can use both hands. He has two hands and can throw the ball both ways. He learned how to do this well as a kid.

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