If you’re a fan of the basketball game, Dell Curry won’t be a new name for you. He is a former American basketball player who has ruled the NBA for almost 15 years. Now, he is retired but is still a big name in American basketball history. The legendary player has set many records in his career and achieved a huge success. Today, let’s find out all about him including his career, achievements, and net worth in 2019.
The former American basketball player was born as Wardell Stephen Curry I on July 25, 1964, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, US. Presently, he is active as a basketball coach or commentator. There is not much information about his parents and early life, but he spent his childhood in his birth town of Harrisonburg. His completed his high school from ‘Fort Defiance High School’. After his schooling, he wanted to make a career in basketball, so he enrolled at Virginia Tech. Just after completing his graduation from here, he managed to get the ball rolling for his basketball career.
Usually, celebrities have a very happening love life. They never seem stable. But the case is not same with Dell. He is a committed and devoted family man. He found his love for Sonya Adams during his college days. At that time, Sonya Adams was a volleyball player at Virginia Tech. After dating for a few years, the couple got married in 1988. The couple has 3 children together, and they all have made their career in sports like their parents. His sons, Stephan Curry and Seth Curry, are professional basketball players while his daughter, Sydel Curry, is a professional volleyball player like her mother. As of now, he is having a good relationship with his family, kids, and wife.
Dell was interested in basketball since his childhood. As a child, he used to play both basketball and baseball but later on his career, he only focused on basketball. He had got the extraordinary knacks for basketball since his childhood. He was so skilled that he could throw the basketball with both hands. When he was in high school, he won the state championship in basketball as well as baseball. These titles earned him low-grounded popularity, and he was drafted by The Texas Rangers. He appeared in NIT tournaments for next one year, but then, he thought to be a professional player. So, he enrolled at Virginia State and learned it professionally. After this, he only focused on basketball.
Soon, he was selected by Utah Jazz as a 15th player, but within one year, he picked by Cleveland Cavaliers. Along with his NBA career, Dell also played for different teams over his entire career. His longest term was with Charlotte Hornets where he played from 1988 to1998.
Awards & achievements
Over his career, Dell has won many awards as a player. In 1986, he was named as Metro Conference Player of the Year. In addition to that, he was also inducted into ‘Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame’ in 1996 and ‘Virginia Sports Hall of Fame’ in 2004. He also bagged the ‘NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year’ award for season1988-89.
Net worth of Dell Curry
Dell Curry was a successful NBA player. After his retirement from basketball as a player, he severed as a coach for NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats. Then, he served as colour commentator for Charlotte Hornets Franchise.
Provided that, there is no doubt that the legendary player must be having a huge net worth. At the peak of his career, his salary was nearly $2,000,000 per annum. This is really a huge amount. Though he is retired now, he has amassed a mountainous net worth. As of today, Dell Curry has a net worth of $18 million. He has made this money entirely through his basketball career, though in many forms.
The man, who has ruled the court in basketball, rules millions of heart too. He runs a charitable foundation named ‘Dell Curry Foundation’. The foundation advocates against the drug abuse counselling.