NBA superstar Steph Curry’s mum may have just settled once and for all who the best long-range shooter in the family is.
Most basketball fans know about Curry’s father Dell and the incredible NBA career he had.
But now mum Sonya has proven it’s not just the men in the family who have a wickedly accurate shot up their sleeves.
Mrs Curry drained an underhand half court basket to win a family shootout at the unveiling of a refurbished at a community centre in Charlotte during All-Star weekend.
The incredible effort helped her three-person team beat opposition teams led by her NBA sons Steph and Seth and one by her daughter, Sydel.
Check out the incredible basket in the video at the top of the page.
Sonya Curry to her NBA sons Steph and Seth: “I got the belt!” That after beating the boys with a halfcourt shot in a family shooting competition Friday at the new and beautifully refurbished Curry Court in Charlotte. 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/lDx9vsZ6n3
— Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) February 15, 2019
Curry brothers’ All-Star wager
More than just pride was on the line for Steph Curry and his brother Seth when they competed in the three-point contest as part of the All-Star weekend in their hometown of Charlotte.
The Golden State Warriors guard suggested a “friendly wager” for Saturday’s (Sunday AEDT) event.
“I’m thinking the loser has to buy all the family tickets for the rest of our careers for our games,” proposed Stephen Curry.
He later added: “Family is obviously big for us and our support. I kind of wanted to weave that into the bet, so whoever loses has to pick up the tab for all the tickets any time we play against each other for the rest of our careers.
Warriors’ Stephen Curry on his mother Sonya draining underhand shot from halfcourt on Friday: “It looked good when it left her hand. I was like, wham, bam, can of ham, that’s going in.” pic.twitter.com/oHI6Mi6sQZ
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) February 16, 2019
“The stakes are high, considering how many people show up for our games. I’ve got to get the best of him. I know he’s very confident, though.”
Seth Curry said: “That’s a big bet. It’s going to be a lot of fun. I’ve got a lot on the line. I’ve got to lock in. I’ve got to focus. I’ve got to make some shots. I’ve got to beat Steph.
“I’ve got to beat all nine to win, but for that I’ve just got to beat Steph. It’s going to be difficult.”
For the record Seth lost the bet, with his Golden State superstar brother Steph coming in second behind Brooklyn Nets sharpshooter Joe Harris, who triumphed 26-24.
The three-point contest is part of a trio of events, which includes the dunk contest and skills challenge, that will take place at Spectrum Center.