Sonya Curry, mother of Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, recently talked to Marc J. Spears of the Undefeated about how experiences with racism during her childhood shaped her life.
Spears includes quotes from Seth reflecting on his upbringing:
Seth Curry said he and his siblings knew they were “privileged” having a father who made millions playing in the NBA. But it was tough for them to see the trailer park she grew up in and hear her story.
“My mom always made it known to appreciate what we have and where we grew up,” Seth Curry said. “She always took us back home to where she grew up. We saw the environment. It instilled our core values in us, and she is the main reason we are the way we are today. She raised us on faith and to be grateful for everything.”
The entire Curry family was on hand as the Stephen and Ayesha Curry Family Foundation unveiled a large-scale renovation of the Carole Hoefener Center. The gym and community center has been instrumental in helping serve Charlotte. Sonya Curry said she had tears entering All-Star Weekend thinking about what impact Charlotte had on her family.
“This town raised us and has poured out love,” she said. “Now we are able to give back love to them.”
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