Is Sonya Curry still married?
The couple told People, “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.” KRON4Steph Curry’s parents Sonya and Dell to divorce: report
24 August, 2021 - 01:46am
Stephen Curry and Seth Curry have always been close and amid unfortunate rumors regarding their family, their tight relationship is needed more than ever.
The Golden State Warriors star greeted his younger brother on his 31st birthday, posting a sweet and heartfelt message on Instagram, including a picture of them laughing together inside a locker room.
It might not be the best birthday for Seth though as their parents, Dell and Sonya Curry, are reportedly going through a divorce. As first reported by TMZ, Sonya already filed the paperwork last June. Many were caught off guard by the shocking development as the Currys have always been a picture of a perfect family.
Whatever happens, it’s a good thing the two Curry boys always have each other’s backs, along with their sister Sydel.
It should also help that NBA training camps will start soon, giving Stephen and Seth some form of respite from the personal matter. Both have always said basketball is their solace, and that couldn’t be truer these days.
Stephen Curry will once again focus on spearheading the Warriors to end their two-year drought in the NBA Playoffs, while Seth Curry will help the Philadelphia 76ers navigate a possible scenario without Ben Simmons.
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23 August, 2021 - 09:44pm
In an alternate universe, JR Smith, already out of the NBA, is finally getting a college degree and seriously participating in class. Oh wait, it’s actually happening already.
Yes, Smith is giving it the old college try as he’s now a student-athlete for North Carolina A&T after being named to the school’s golf team. The two-time NBA champion with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers skipped college to enter the NBA, so it’s pretty cool to see him get a chance to earn a degree at 35 years old.
In fact, he sounds excited to submit his first assignment: A PowerPoint presentation for his English subject. The topic? Where he sees himself in the next five or 10 years (via ESPN).
“For me, because I have a wild imagination, it’s going to be very interesting. I don’t know if the professor is prepared for that, and I’m obviously not the average freshman. So I don’t know how I’m going to do.”
Smith, who was drafted 18th overall in 2004 out of St. Benedict’s Prep, was supposed to play for North Carolina in college under the legendary Roy Williams, but he chose to try his luck in the NBA right away.
Finally, he’ll get the experience of being a college player. But instead of hitting three-pointers, Smith is going to be hitting double bogeys.
“It’s going to be fun. Obviously different environments from playing in front of 20,000 people to playing in a college golf gallery. But it’s still as nerve-wracking as shooting a free throw in front of 5,000 instead of making a 5-foot putt in front of three. So it all correlates the same for me.”
Now, if we can only get a shirtless JR Smith during his assignment presentation.
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23 August, 2021 - 04:30pm
Once upon a time, the Dallas Mavericks found a diamond in the rough by the name of Seth Curry.
The younger brother of Steph and the son of Dell, Seth broke into the league as a UDFA in 2013, where he played for two different NBA teams over his rookie season. After spending his 2014-15 season in Pheonix and his 2015-16 season in Sacramento, Curry latched on with the Mavs for his fourth professional season and burst onto the scene in a big way.
How big? I’m talking 12.8 points per game while draining 42.5 percent of his 4.6 3 pointers per game.
Even though Curry missed his second season with the Mavs with a left tibia fracture, surely the addition of Curry was a boon for Rick Carlisle‘s club, so it makes sense that his GM, Donnie Nelson, would allow him to sign with the Portland Trail Blazers when his two-year contract came to an end.
But hey, it’s cool. Curry’s following season was also limited via injury, and he re-signed with the team that made him… at least until they traded him to Daryl Morey and the Philadelphia 76ers for Josh Richardson and a second-round pick used on Tyler Bey.
So, on Seth’s 31st birthday, why not look back at one of the most lopsided trades in recent memory and appreciate just how great it is to have a Curry Brother on the team.
As absolutely crazy as it sounds in hindsight, there is some logic to the Dallas Mavericks trading Seth Curry to the Philadelphia 76ers. After dropping their playoff series to Doc Rivers’ Los Angeles Clippers the season prior due to an inability to lock things down on the defensive end of the court, Dallas wanted to add size, grit, and defense around their burgeoning young Slovenian star.
Factor in Josh Richardson’s reputation as a capable secondary ball-handler – who could pair up nicely with Luca Doncic – and the 36th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, which was eventually used on Tyler Bey, and the Mavericks clearly felt that they could get better at the expense of a one-way sharpshooter with limitless range from beyond the arc.
Fast forward one year into the future, and Seth Curry is one of the Philadelphia 76ers’ five best players, Tyler Bey finished out a sleepy rookie season with the Dallas Mavericks, and Josh Richardson just inked a two-year extension with the Boston Celtics after being acquired for Moses Brown this offseason.
I know it’s supposed to take a few years to adequately judge any trade for the sake of context, but does that still hold true when the marquee addition leaves the team after one underwhelming season?
In my book, this is a big, bold W for Daryl Morey.
In a way, it almost feels mean to revisit said trade on Seth Curry’s birthday. Though Rick Carlisle and his general manager are both gone- could this be part of the reason for that? – the Dallas Mavericks were so desperate for shooting down the stretch last season that they traded for a washed J. J. Redick, despite his very public desire to return to the East Coast and play for a New York-adjacent market. Maybe the free agent addition of Reggie Bullock will help with the team’s spacing woes, but do you know who the Mavs could really use right about now? Curry on a four-year deal worth $32 million. Unfortunately, they traded him away to the Philadelphia 76ers for a player they no longer have and a player who never started a game in 2020-21. Hopefully, Tyler Bey becomes a player; otherwise… ugh.
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