Dell Curry - Updated Feb 2024

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Dell Curry

Dell Curry is a well-known former NBA player. Dell Curry played NBA from 1986 to 2002, playing for the Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, and Toronto Raptors.

Early Life

Dell Curry was born in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the United States, on the 25th of June 1964. Currently, he is 59 years old while, he has a zodiac sign of Cancer.

In addition, he belongs to the African-American ethnicity and holds US nationality. His birth name is Wardell Stephen Curry Sr.

Caption: Dell Curry’s childhood photo (Source: Sports Illustrated)

He spent most of his childhood life in Harrisonburg and details related to his parents and siblings are yet unknown. Since his early childhood days, he built up a keen interest in sports.

Education and 1985 MLB Draft

In terms of his academics, he attended Fort Defiance High School located in Fort Defiance, Virginia. During his high school year, he won the state championship in baseball and basketball. While studying in high school, he was drafted by ‘The Texas Rangers.’

Moreover, he competed in the ‘NIT’ tournaments in 1983 and 1984, finishing third in the latter. He attended Virginia Tech after finishing high school. During his college years, he played both basketball and baseball.

In addition, he also was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the fourteenth round of the 1985 MLB Draft. He became the second all-time and all-time leader for the number of points and steals, with a total of 2389 points and 295 steals.

Professional Career

Moving on to his profession, Dell Curry was selected as the 15th overall pick by the Utah Jazz in the 1986 NBA Draft. However, he played only one season for Utah. Later, he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the year 1987. Meanwhile, he spent one season (1987-1988 season) for the Cavaliers.

He was not reserved by the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 1988-1989 season and was the second player selected, the first by the Charlotte Hornets. In addition, he spent 10 seasons in Charlotte, mostly coming off the bench to provide the instant offence with three-point shooting.

Caption: Dell Curry playing a basketball game for the Charlotte Hornets (Source: Sportscasting)

At one moment, he was the franchise’s all-time statistical leader in points, games played, three-point field goals made and attempted, and three-point field goal percentage. However, he left Charlotte in 1998, he was the last player remaining from its inaugural season 10 years earlier.

After this, he joined the Milwaukee Bucks and played one season. Later, he joined the Toronto Raptors and played his final three seasons. During his NBA playing career, he held career averages of 11.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.8 assists. Meanwhile, he retired as the all-time leading scorer in Hornets history with 9,839 points.

Post Career after NBA

After spending 16 years for the NBA, he was appointed associate coach of the Charlotte Bobcats in 2007. However, he resigned from this position for personal reasons. Then, in 2009, he began working as a colour commentator for the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets.


During his playing career, he has earned several achievements and awards. Some of them are “NBA Sixth Man of The Year “(1994), “Consensus second-team All-American” (1986), “Metro Conference Player of the Year” (1986), 3× “First-team All-Metro Conference” (1984–1986) “No. 30 retired by Virginia Tech Hokies, ” “Fourth-team Parade All-American” (1982), “McDonald’s All-American” (1982) and “Virginia Mr. Basketball” (1982).

Net Worth

As of 2023, this former NBA player’s net worth is estimated at around $8 million while his actual salary and income are being under review. Through his playing career, he has made a good earning and lives a comfortable lifestyle.

Relationship Status

In terms of his personal life, Dell Curry is a divorced man. In the past, he was married to Sonya Adams and tied the knot on the 27th of August 1988. Adams played volleyball at Virginia Tech where they first met each other. After being married for 33 years, the couple announced that they were divorcing.

Dell Curry

Caption: Dell Curry’s family photo (Source: Impersonal Foul – Substack)

With the marriage, the couple has three children; Stephen Curry, Seth Curry, and Sydel Curry. His son Stephen plays in the NBA for the Golden State Warriors while his other son Seth plays for the Portland Trail Blazers. And his daughter, Sydel played volleyball at Elon University.

Body Measurements

Caption: Dell Curry walking on the Basketball court (Source:

This former NBA player stands 6 feet 5 inches tall (1.96 m) and weighs around 93 kg (205 lbs). In addition, he has a pair of brown eyes with black hair colour and he has an athletic body build.

Dell Curry – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@wardell5’ there are over 102k followers. Likewise, there are over 4k followers on his Twitter page ‘@realdellcurry’ and he is not present on Facebook.