Stephen Curry seemed to cement his status in the pantheon of basketball with his display in this year’s NBA Finals: the Warriors superstar averaged 31.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game in the six games en route to his first Finals MVP.
And come the end of Game 6 against the Celtics, there was one person he wanted to share his joy with: his father, Dell.
Steph and Dell embraced once the clock hit zero Thursday. It was an absolute tearjerker of a moment.
Moments earlier, Dell adorned his eldest son with praise. Steph was visibly emotional as the game wound down.
An emotional Steph Curry breaks down in tears after winning NBA championship pic.twitter.com/YXGu7PjbTE
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Dell, sitting beneath the basket, let his son know that he had indeed notched his fourth title.
Dell Curry watching his son win another NBA championship ❤️ pic.twitter.com/TFzP1an02A
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Stephen Curry addressed his postgame conversation with his father in an interview with ESPN’s Lisa Salters. He said that Dell just emphasized how proud he was.
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Warriors title-clinchers have tended to serve as a hub for the Curry family. This year was no exception. Stephen Curry; his wife, Ayesha; and Dell shared an embrace after the final whistle.
Steph, Ayesha and Dell Curry share a moment ❤️ pic.twitter.com/a8BIeFeyXE
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Curry even posed with his mom, Sonya, and Dell during the celebrations. Steph looked delighted as he gripped the Larry O’Brien Trophy in one hand and the Bill Russell Finals MVP Award in the other.
Sonya, Steph & Dell celebrate another championship! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/1f6MS7DpL3
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Curry’s brother, Seth, didn’t appear to be at TD Garden on Thursday, but he was certainly following all the action. As the game drew to a close, he let his feelings be known.
Don’t talk about Steph again unless it’s in a convo with the time great PLAYERS!! And i mean a hand full of people to ever touch a basketball.
— Seth Curry (@sdotcurry) June 17, 2022