NBA All-Star a ‘special’ for home boy Curry
Indianapolis: If you have fol- lowed the fortunes of Amarnath family in cricket, you might find an interesting similarity in the Currys of National Basketball Association. Father Dell, sons Stephen and Seth all have basketball in their blood — just as the Amarnaths had cricket running through their vein.
On Sunday, one of these Currys will have more than just a match to play at the All-Star game in Charlotte.
Stephen is among the modern legends of the game, but more importantly, he is this North Carolina city's home boy. Having spent a major part of his growing years in Charlotte, the Golden State Warrior guard will be looking to illustrate the best that the city has been for him. “I'm going to do whatever I can do to highlight the city,” Stephen told reporters following a regular league game recently. The
city has meant a lot for him and emotions will surely be running high.
Father Dell has had a long and productive association with the city-based team Charlotte Hornets. In fact, it was with his father that Stepen fine tuned his skills in the game in this very city. He is looking forward to celebrate his journey in Charlotte and that gives this game a different twist. A Stephen Curry special could well be the order of the day. Even though the All-Star game isn't all that serious affair, given that it is more of an exhibition match than a competitive one, the star cast always makes it an exciting affair.
Curry comes up against LeBron James, the king of the game who has seen it all. Although they have squared up against each other multiple times, it would be easy to guess who is expected to get most of the shouts. Warriors teammate Kevin Durant will also be on the other side. While Stephen was team captain Giannis Antetekounmpo’s first pick, Durant was rival skipper James' preferred choice.
Stephen has expressed ‘embarrassment’ at the number of tickets he has had to arrange for family and friends. It's a pleasant embarrassment of course, for the man who is expected to steal the thunder.
Stephen Curry is known for his immaculate three-pointers