Steph Curry's Dad Told The Warriors Not To Draft Him Back In 2009

Curry has gone on to help the franchise win three NBA Titles.

BYAlexander Cole
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It's hard to imagine Steph Curry on any other team than the Golden State Warriors although back in 2009 he almost ended up on the New York Knicks thanks to his father Dell Curry. Dell can now be seen cheering on his son while proudly wearing a Warriors jersey even though there was a point where he was urging the Warriors not to pick Steph. In a recent interview, Dell revealed that he spoke to Warriors head coach Don Nelson back in 2009 before the draft and told them to pass up on Curry as he believed their system didn't fit with what Steph wanted.

"Don't," Dell told Nelson. "You asked me the question, I'll tell you the truth. Don't (draft him)."

Dell explained that the Knicks had a faster style of play and had more cohesion in the locker room at the time which was more attractive to Steph. Regardless of the advice, the Warriors selected Steph which turned out to be a huge blessing. Even Steph's mom Sonya had reservations about him heading off to Oakland.

"Golden State was too far away," she said. "Where's my baby going? I don't know where Golden State is!"

Good thing the Warriors didn't listen because now they have three NBA Titles in the last four years and are going for another one this season.


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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.