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Dell Curry On What He Taught Stephen Curry Before Coming To The NBA: "In High School, We Had To Get On Him To Be More Selfish With The Ball."

Dell Curry On What He Taught Stephen Curry Before Coming To The NBA: "In High School, We Had To Get On Him To Be More Selfish With The Ball."

Being a team player is a great trait to have for any basketball player in the NBA. Even more so when you are playing the position of a point guard. As you are required to facilitate the game and ensure the smooth flow of the game.

Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is a perfect example of what it means to be a team player. Despite being a sensational individual player, Curry is always looking for ways to involve his teammates in the game.

But sometimes, Steph tends to focus too much on facilitating for others and, in return, forgets to score points himself. There is no harm in doing that, but for a player of Steph's scoring prowess, it is essential for him to be a bit selfish from time to time.

It seems like his father, Dell Curry is aware of that and has been trying to make his son understand that since his high school days. He revealed that in an interview during the 2022 playoffs.

"He’s carried that trait ever since high school. He always wanted to make sure his teammates were involved, probably too much so. In high school, we had to get on him to be more selfish with the ball. And even when he got to college, I think coach [Bob] McKillop and his crew there knew that he was the best player once he stepped onto campus, offensively. They gave him the keys to the bus, but he still didn’t take advantage of that. He made sure all his teammates were involved and made sure that they understood how important they were to his game, and I think that’s a skill set he’s brought to the NBA, being that leader on and off the floor.”

Dell continued, "He’s a fun guy to be around. Always got a good attitude, win, lose or draw. It’s always about the next play, so as a point guard with the ball, your teammates have to love playing with you. That’s never been a problem for Steph. He brings that personality, that team camaraderie, that spirit. That’s why they’re world champs. It has a lot to do with the chemistry. You have to have good chemistry, a good locker room. Guys have to be playing not only for themselves, but for their teammates as well."

This trait that Steph has carried over to the NBA has helped him become an amazing player and someone who is loved by all of his teammates.

Well, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Curry has led his team to three NBA Championships so far and is very close to leading them to a fourth title as well.