Long before Stephen Curry staked his claim as the NBA’s ultimate deep threat, his father rained 3-pointers on opposing defenses.
And it turns out the old man’s still got it.
The Charlotte Hornets visited the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, giving Dell Curry, a color commentator on Hornets broadcasts, a chance to reunite with his son. It also set the stage for one of the best father-son moments we’ve seen this year.
After Stephen playfully chucked a basketball at Dell during pregame warmups, the elder Curry picked up the ball and casually hoisted a deep 3-pointer — and because his last name is Curry, he drilled it.
To recap: That’s a 52-year-old man in a suit and tie nailing at least a 30-footer on the first attempt. Needless to say, Steph loved it.
Of course, we shouldn’t be surprised — Dell shot 40.2 percent from beyond the arc in his career and was one of only 40 NBA players ever to shoot 40 percent or better from 3-point range. (The NBA’s all-time leader in 3-point percentage: Warriors coach Steve Kerr, at 45.4 percent).
The younger Curry put on a shot in his own right Wednesday, hitting 11 (!) 3-pointers while scoring 39 points in Golden State’s blowout win.
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