Sonya Curry sinks half-court shot to beat sons
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 16, 2019 08:11 AM
FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2018, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry, left, and his brother, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, exchange jerseys after an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore. The Curry brothers are returning to their hometown of Charlotte, N.C, for the NBA All-Star weekend. Stephen, a two-time league MVP, will join younger brother Seth in the 3-point shootout on Saturday night at the Spectrum Center and then play in his sixth straight All-Star game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes, File)
By The Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — So, the best shooter in the Curry family is.... Sonya Curry?
The mother of Stephen and Seth Curry sank a one-handed, half-court shot — that she took underhanded — to help her three-person team beat teams led by her NBA sons and one by her daughter to win a family shootout at a newly refurbished at a community center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
It’s a shot the Currys will be talking about for a long time.
After sinking the shot, Sonya raced around the court as fans in the crowded center went wild. She then did a celebration dance as her sons looked on in amazement and husband Dell applauded.
Seth Curry couldn’t hold back laughter knowing he just got beat by his mom, a former volleyball player.
The Portland guard said afterward “that was a lucky shot, but she knocked it down on the big stage. That was good to see.”
Seth joked getting beat by his mom was better than losing to his brother.
He said, laughing, “Hey, anybody but Steph winning was good.”
The three-person teams included the Curry children and their families. Each team had to make a layup, a foul shot, two 3-pointers from the corner and the top of the key and, finally a half-court shot in the timed event.
The shootout was part of the dedication of the refurbished Carole Hoefener Center, donated by the Stephen and Ayesha Curry Family Foundation, Under Armour and Chase.