On Saturday night, she emerged from Suite 21 at the Spectrum Center beaming after spending the evening with family and watching sons Stephen and Seth and husband Dell participate in the NBA All-Star 3-point contest.“It’s been everything that I hoped it would be,” she said of her sons’ return to their hometown for All-Star weekend. “Seeing Dell out there on the court being able to share that moment with the boys was awesome. And having the family all here to watch — that’s hard to beat.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsWith remnants of half-eaten appetizers and drinks still sitting on the counter, some of the young ones were starting to fuss having grown restless after being up well past their bedtimes.Still, Sonya didn’t want the night to end. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Seth fulfilled a lifelong dream of participating in his first All-Star 3-point contest and his girlfriend Callie Rivers, son of NBA coach Doc Rivers, has been wearing a large diamond ring on her left hand — though Seth has declined to publicly comment on their reported engagement.Stephen got to cross off a bucket list item when he leaped into the student section at his alma mater Davidson College Friday night after the Wildcats rallied to beat St. Joseph’s. He posed for pictures with Davidson students who were wearing only Speedos and smiles, saying “I didn’t get to do that when I was playing there, so I wanted to get that experience.”Dell was honored at the NBA Legends brunch Sunday after spending 16 seasons in the league and retiring as the Hornets all-time leading scorer, a mark that has since been broken by All-Star Kemba Walker.And Sonya, well she made the biggest shot of the weekend, draining an underhand toss from half-court on Friday — and then launched into a wild celebration — after beating her three children’s teams at a Charlotte community center that the Curry family helped to refurbish.“A perfect ending to that event,” Stephen later said.And while Stephen may not have gotten the “fairytale ending” he wanted after finishing second to Joe Harris in the 3-point contest, he did beat younger brother Seth to win a friendly wager .Sonya said she wanted Seth to win in his first ever appearance as an NBA player in Charlotte, but joked the family tried to “keep it on the DL.”It really didn’t matter in the end.This weekend was about making family memories.“It’s rare that we all get in the same place at the same time,” said Seth, “but to have my dad recognized by the NBA in a city where he played for the Hornets and where us kids grew up in is pretty special. It’s been one of the best All-Star weekends I have been a part of.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The only thing left now in this Curry family All-Star weekend is Stephen competing in his sixth All-Star game on Sunday night, giving the family one more night to share jokes, laugh and relentlessly tease each other as they like to do.For Dell and Sonya, the All-Star Weekend has taken them full circle.It was 27 years ago when Dell competed in the All-Star 3-point contest in Orlando, Florida — with 3-year-old Stephen at courtside with him.On Saturday night, Stephen simulated that moment by wearing the same multi-colored warmup jacket that he wore in 1992 sitting on his dad’s lap.“The league did a really nice thing with incorporating us with our kids being here,” said Dell, who moved his family to Charlotte in 1988 and never left. “We are blessed to be a part of this with our sons in the NBA. I can’t explain how happy and proud we are to be able to be on the court with them.”Dell said what he may remember the most about the weekend is seeing the family together.“We don’t get to see our grandkids enough,” he said after walking out of Suite 21 on Saturday night. “So to be able to spend some time with them is great. It’s late. It’s past their bedtime.But mom and dad let them stay up a little bit longer — because it was a special night.And a special weekend. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Team LeBron rallies past Team Giannis in 2019 NBA All-Star game Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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That’s what it is all about — to give our family a chance to experience this and be a part of it.”The have been plenty of highlights and memories made during the Curry homecoming.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, second from left, and Charlotte Vi Lyles and members of the Curry family pose for a photo at the Carole Hoefener Community Center in Charlotte, N.C. on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, where the Currys refurbished the center, including the indoor basketball court. (AP Photo/Steve Reed)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sonya Curry hasn’t stopped smiling all weekend.She has had quality time with her grandchildren with the entire family in town for All-Star Weekend festivities. She even hit a half-court shot at a community center her family helped refurbish.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
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