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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dell Curry appears to be like ahead to these nights when he can open a bottle of wine, sit on his recliner in entrance of the hearth alongside spouse Sonya and watch their NBA sons play basketball concurrently on two large-screen tv units in his lounge.
These are the nights he has to pinch himself realizing how blessed his household is.
Everybody within the Curry clan has been pinching themselves these days; the household has been downright giddy about NBA All-Star Weekend.
“It’ll be unimaginable,” mentioned Curry, a former NBA participant and color commentator for the Hornets TV community who nonetheless lives in Charlotte. “It’ll be a mini household reunion.”
There will likely be loads of fellowshipping in Charlotte, together with household dinners and group outings. After all there additionally will likely be a bit basketball. Stephen and Seth Curry will likely be returning to their hometown for the festivities. Stephen, a two-time league MVP, will be a part of youthful brother Seth within the Three-point shootout Saturday evening on the Spectrum Middle after which play in his sixth straight All-Star recreation Sunday.
“This simply has the texture of the Curry household All-Star weekend,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr mentioned.
The truth that Seth is concerned makes it further particular. Stephen mentioned that the household group textual content was “buzzing” when everybody discovered Seth was invited to compete within the Three-point contest.
The Currys have been prepping for this weekend for months.
Sonya is caring for the household’s logistics, together with tickets, journey plans and lodge reservations. On high of the invite record are the boys’ grandmothers, who have not been to an All-Star weekend since Dell competed within the Three-point shootout in Orlando in 1992.
“It was crucial to us that they have been right here to see this,” Dell mentioned.
Former coaches together with Davidson’s Bob McKillop and different household associates will likely be there, too.
The NBA is accommodating the Currys with further tickets, understanding how large of a weekend it’s for the household. Stephen has his personal visitor record — separate from the remainder of the household — and hopes to restrict it to 30 individuals.
“I would like you to write down that loud and clear so you possibly can assist me maintain the record small,” Stephen mentioned with fun.
Many of the out-of-towners will likely be staying in a downtown Charlotte lodge, and Dell and Sonya are contemplating bunking there, too, to allow them to be near everybody and never miss a minute.
“I need to see my grandchildren as a lot as attainable,” Dell mentioned.
Stephen and Seth arrived Thursday collectively in Charlotte after Seth’s Path Blazers hosted Stephen’s Warriors on Wednesday evening in Portland, Oregon.
Their households got here right here, too.
Stephen is married to Ayesha and the couple has three kids. Seth has a toddler with Callie Rivers, the daughter of NBA coach Doc Rivers. And the gamers’ sister, Sydell, who just lately married Stephen’s Warriors’ teammate Damion Lee, a two-way participant with Golden State, will likely be on the town, too.
The Curry household has a group occasion deliberate in Charlotte in affiliation with Stephen’s partnership with Underneath Armour.
“We need to give again and remind individuals, hey, that is the place they have been raised,” Dell mentioned. “We need to make this a particular weekend.”
One of many highlights of the Curry household reunion weekend could be the Three-point shootout the place the extremely aggressive brothers will sq. off towards one another on a nationwide stage.
Trash speaking is nearly certain to be a part of the occasion.
Dell does not know what to anticipate as soon as his sons take the ground. He mentioned each are equally aggressive, whether or not it is on the golf course or at household get-togethers.
“At my daughter’s wedding ceremony we performed Liar’s Cube for about two hours and that was probably the most aggressive factor I’ve seen in a very long time,” Dell mentioned with fun. “Anytime there’s a recreation that someone has to win or lose, you possibly can’t give anybody the sting as to who’s extra aggressive. All of us are aggressive.”
Added Seth: “I am making an attempt to win it, so I’ll goal everyone. It ought to be very entertaining to observe us each shoot on the market. However I gotta beat everyone, not simply him, to win it.”
Warriors All-Star guard Klay Thompson mentioned he determined to not take part within the Three-point shootout this yr in order that he might simply sit again and “be a fan” and watch the Currys go at it.
For Stephen, the entire concept of the amped-up circus-like ambiance that’s looming has him excited in regards to the weekend.
“It is going to be a packed home with our household supporting us for certain,” Stephen mentioned.
“It is uncommon once we are all collectively throughout basketball season,” Seth mentioned. “So to have everybody there, it is at all times enjoyable. It’s going to be a very good weekend.”
AP Sports activities Author Janie McCauley in San Francisco, California, and Anne Peterson in Portland, Oregon, contributed to this report.
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