All-Star Weekend Is Steph Curry's Homecoming

Curry, who grew up in Charlotte, is the "unofficial ambassador of the weekend," says one Warriors beatwriter

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
February 15, 2019 - 8:46 am
Warriors guard Stephen Curry dribbles past 76ers forward Wilson Chandler

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The All-Star Game is nothing new for Steph Curry. He’s been there, done that – six times, actually.

But this year’s All-Star festivities are different. They are as much about Curry’s life as they are about basketball. That’s because they’re in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina.

“It’s Steph’s homecoming. He’s kind of the unofficial ambassador of the weekend,” San Francisco Chronicle Warriors reporter Connor Letourneau said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “He obviously has really deep roots in Charlotte. Not only did he grow up here and go to high school here and was the son of Dell Curry, who’s one of the great Charlotte Hornets, but he went to college just 20 minutes north of the city at Davidson. He really spent pretty much his whole life here until he got drafted by the Warriors, and he’s still very close with a lot of people around town.”

If you’re familiar with Charlotte, that’s not surprising.

“It’s a big city but has a small-town vibe,” Letourneau said. “People know each other. So I think he’s really excited. He’s really busy this week – not only participating in the All-Star Game and the 3-Point Contest with his little brother, Seth – but he’s got some community service stuff, he’s going to a banquet honoring his dad, he’s stopping by his high school, he’s going up to Davidson for a game – so he’s got a lot going on.”

Curry, a two-time MVP and three-time NBA champion, received close to 100 ticket requests for this weekend.

“The entire 121 section of Spectrum Center is going to be filled with his family and friends,” Letourneau said.