Steph Curry, the superstar of the Golden State Warriors, was born in Akron, Ohio in 1988 to parents Dell and Sonya Curry.
While many know that Seth Curry, his younger brother, is also a professional basketball player in the NBA, and Sydel Curry, his younger sister, was a college volleyball player at Elon University, there are some lesser-known facts about their mother Sonya Curry that may surprise you.
Dell & Sonya Curry is me and my wife at our kids' events. pic.twitter.com/IYtIONeAPm
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Growing up in Virginia in the ’60s, racism was rampant, and Sonya experienced it firsthand. Her family lived in poverty and resided in a trailer home in a predominantly white area. Sonya used sports to combat racism, but it got out of hand. During her high school softball game, a Ku Klux Klan member burned a cross before the first pitch.
Despite the obstacles, Sonya obtained an education degree from Virginia Tech and founded the Christian Montessori School of Lake Norman in Huntersville, North Carolina, where she continues to serve as the school’s president to this day.
Steph and his siblings were taught from an early age about privilege and how lucky they were growing up. Sonya would tell stories about her experiences with racism in Radford. Her marriage to Dell Curry lasted 33 years before Sonya filed for divorce in North Carolina back in 2021.
Sonya Curry’s memoir reveals her harrowing journey to motherhood
In her tell-all memoir Fierce Love, published last year, Sonya Curry revealed that she had an abortion before having her first child and almost didn’t have Steph Curry, as she thought about ending a second pregnancy that turned out to be him.
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Despite the challenges, she accepted her fate as a mother and went on to have two more children in Seth and Sydel Curry.
Sonya Curry’s experiences and determination have played a significant role in shaping the Curry family’s values and success in the world of sports.