Stephen Curry has faced numerous challenges in order to make it to the NBA. It might interest fans to hear that his mother Sonya Curry gave him all the support and encouragement required in order to make it into the league back when he was just a 13-year-old boy.
As we all know, Steph is the eldest son of former NBA player Dell Curry and his wife Sonya. Since he was given all the resources and God-given genetics in order to make it as a pro, his failures in the past certainly took a toll on him and made him doubt.
It was at this time that Sonya Curry decided to step in, as all loving mothers would, and delivered words of motivation for her son. Since we know that it clearly worked, let us take a closer look at the context of this situation and what message Sonya had for Steph.
Sonya Curry encouraged Stephen Curry to write his own story
There is no denying that the Warriors star fought an uphill battle in order to make it to where he is today. Although he had a father who played in the league, Stephen didn’t really have much height or weight. Especially during his time in high school. Moreover, his three-point shot hadn’t developed into the deadly weapon he utilizes today.
As a result of that, Steph ended up losing in the AAU national championships. Moreover, he didn’t play well at an individual level. That only caused him to feel a greater level of frustration. It was at this time that he revealed how his mother stepped in and gave him some much-needed advice.
“My Mom took the lead. She said, Steph, I’m only going to tell you this one time. After that, this basketball dream….. it’s going to be what it’s going to be. But here’s what I’ll say: NO ONE gets to write your story but you. Not some scouts. Not some tournament. Not these other kids, who might do this better or that better. And not EVER your last name. None of those people, and none of those things, gets to be the author of your story. Just you. So think real hard about it. Take your time. And then you go and write what you want to write. But just know that this story — it’s yours.”
Although the advice much sound cliche to a few, it was just what Steph needed to realize he was in control of his own destiny, “Man…. that moment stuck with me.” He continued working on this game and his abilities all the way until he was able to make it to the NBA. Perhaps his mother deserves credit for reminding him about what he is capable of doing.