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Why Seth Curry blames his mom for not getting more highly recruited


While his brother was winning rings and MVP awards, Seth Curry had to fight to get to the NBA through the G-League. We’ve seen players ask teams to hire or sign their family members all the time, for instance, Zoran Dragić in Phoenix and Miami, Thanasis Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee. Steph could’ve easily gone to Bob Meyers and ask for Seth to get a roster spot, but that’s not how they were raised.

In an episode of The Woj Pod, Sonya and Dell Curry talked about the importance of teaching that children that they have to earn everything in life. It didn’t matter that the family could afford gifts or trips – if you didn’t do your chores and perform at school, there was none of it. That’s why they are confident Seth would never want his brother to get him a spot he didn’t earn.

That character-building helped Seth not get jealous or resentful of his brother’s success and want to make it on his own. That’s why Seth never gave up when his NBA path was much more challenging than his brothers. He wasn’t highly recruited, and he blames his mom for that.

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Seth blames it on me because there was a big tournament and all the coaches were coming there. His name was being thrown out there for who to watch there. He decided he wasn't gonna come in for curfew from prom or homecoming, and I told him 'You're not going to the tournament.'

Sonya Curry, The Woj Pod

Seth ended up playing for Liberty University, where he led all freshmen nationally in average points per game scored with 20.2 a game. He transferred to Duke the following year and had to sit it out due to NCAA rules. He finally got his shot as a redshirt sophomore and got his chance when Kyrie Irving injured his toe. At the end of his senior year, Curry was named to the All-ACC first team and was named a second-team All-American.

Despite all that success in college, Seth Curry went undrafted and spent two years in the G-League before getting his opportunity with the Kings in 2015. Last season, he signed a four-year $32 million contract and is one of the best and most efficient 3 point shooters in the game. It seems Sonya Curry made the right call.

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