There have been few better NBA Draft picks in league history than the Golden State Warriors’ selection of Stephen Curry at No. 7 overall in 2009.
Curry, 31, has led the Warriors to three NBA championships and has won two MVP awards along the way. Golden State is once again the favorite to win it all, taking on Portland in the Western Conference Finals.
Dell Curry is certainly not to thank for the Warriors’ pick of his son, though.
A new video has revealed that Mr. Curry told then-Warriors head coach Don Nelson to not draft his son in 2009.
“I remember (then-Warriors coach) Don Nelson called me and said, ‘Hey, what’s your feelings towards (us) drafting your son?’ I said, ‘Don’t. You asked me the question, I’m going to tell you the truth. Don’t.’
“The conversation went on and he said, ‘Well, if we get the opportunity, we’re going to do it.’ I said, ‘Coach, that’s your decision.'”
"I don't know where Golden State is…" – Sonya Curry
It all worked out in the end. pic.twitter.com/p1EwGb921D
— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) May 15, 2019
Steph’s father admitted that he felt there were other teams that would’ve been a better bit for his son coming out of Davidson.
“We just thought his game fit a better team, a better scenario, the way another team was playing, up and down, faster, and had a better locker room,” Dell said.
Sonya Curry had a different response:
“Well, that’s the dad answer, and the professional athlete answer” she said. “Mine was, Golden State is too far away. Where is my baby going? I don’t know where Golden State is.”
Thankfully for everyone involved, Steph’s parents didn’t get to decide his NBA Draft fate.
Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals is set for 9 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.