However, Curry is actually from Ohio – just like LeBron James – and used this past weekend’s All-Star Game as a way to celebrate where he came from.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 21, 2022
Taking to Twitter after the game, Curry said he had an “amazing weekend” with the rest of Team LeBron.
Curry commented that a lot of talent comes from Ohio, saying there is “something in that Akron water.”
The “humbled and honored” Curry also made note of the “incredibly special trophy” he received in his birth state.
A Hometown Show
Curry was actually booed by the Cleveland crowd as the All-Star Game began, which is a bit shocking when you think of his upbringing.
The All-Star MVP was born in Akron while his father, Dell, was a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
However, Curry and his family soon moved to Charlotte when his dad began playing for the Hornets.
Those early days in Ohio were a big influence on Curry and he has said in the past that he and his family owe a lot to the Cavs and all of Cleveland.
Perhaps that is one of the reasons why he was so red hot during Sunday’s All-Star Game.
The Warriors guard landed a whopping 16 three-pointers and racked up 50 points, easily winning the All-Star MVP trophy.
It was an outstanding showing for the guard but also not that surprising because when he’s got a hot hand, it seems like nothing can get in his way.
Fans in the arena should have been proud to see yet another kid from Ohio make NBA history.