Wardell Stephen Curry II was born on March 14, 1988 in Akron, Ohio. When he reached the age of five, he started to play basketball for his dad was in the NBA. He would often times go to his dad’s practices with his younger brother. At the age of ten, Steph was on an AAU team called the Carolina Miners, where he was first noticed by
Stephen Curry was born on March 14, 1988. His father is Dell Curry, a man who played for the Charlotte Hornets for all of his 16 years in the NBA. Regardless of his father playing on the highest level, it was his mother Sonya who instituted the legendary work ethic of Steph Curry. His mother was a division one volleyball star at Virginia Tech, so Soyna knew what it took
Wardell Stephen Curry was born on March 14, 1988, in Akron, Ohio to Dell and Sonya Curry. His siblings are Seth and Sydel Curry. His dad played 16 seasons in professional basketball and his mom played volleyball at the University of Virginia Tech. As a child, Curry loved to play football, basketball, baseball, and a little soccer.
Shaq was born on March 6th, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey to Lucille O'Neal and Joseph Toney. Shaq’s parents were never married that is why his last name is not Toney. Shaq’s
The first round hall of famer Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York, as one of James and Deloris Jordan 's five children. However, Jordan’s family relocated to Wilmington North Carolina where he would spend the remainder of his adolescence. His father worked as a General Electric plant supervisor, and his mother was employed at a bank. His
LeBron James was born December 30, 1984 in a poor neighborhood in Akron, Ohio (Smithwick 6). His mother gave birth to him when she was 16 and still in high school (Smithwick 6). All this goes back to how he was born in a
Stephen Curry’s history is very interesting before he was playing basketball in the NBA. He has a mom and dad. Stephen Curry's dad was also a basketball player. Stephen Curry has a brother and a sister and their names are Seth Curry (brother) and Sydel Curry (sister). His brother played basketball too. Stephen Curry and his family lived in Akron, Ohio. Stephen Curry started to play basketball on a team when he was 7 years old. He went to Charlotte Christian for high school and then Davidson College.
Professional basketball player Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr., also known as D-Wade or Flash, was born on January 17, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois. Shortly after his birth, D-Wade's parents, Dwyane Wade Sr. and Jolinda Wade, separated. Together they had 5 children. When they split, his mother, Jolinda, was given custody of the 2 youngest: Dwyane and Tragil Wade. The family struggled financially and was eventually forced to go on welfare.
Gates was born in 1950, and raised in Piedmont, West Virginia, by his father, Henry Louis Sr. and his mother Pauline Coleman Gates. His father worked at the local Westvaco paper mill during the day and worked nights as a janitor for a local telephone company in order to support his family. Gates ' mother, was a house cleaner and worked hard to raise her sons to live and excel in an integrated world so that they
Jackie Robinson was the first black man to ever play in an all white professional baseball league and he ended up becoming one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia. When Jackie was only six months old his father left him and his mother was left single with five children, Jackie being the youngest (Robinson 1,2). When Jackie was one his mother moved his family to Pasadena, California (Robinson 4). Jackie Robinson was tormented throughout his career for being African American yet he persevered through it breaking the color barrier in sports making him one of the most beloved baseball players of all time.
Kevin Durant was born on September 29, 1988 in Suitland, Maryland just right outside of Washington D.C. He was one of four children of Wanda Durant and Wayne Pratt, Kevin grew up loving sports along with his sister Brianna, and two brothers Anthony, and Rayvonne. His Grandma was a strong influence telling him even tho he was teased for being the tallest in class his height was a blessing.
Blake Austin Griffin born on March 16,1989 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, his father Tommy Griffin (Afro-Haitian Descendant), and his mother Gail Griffin (Caucasian American).
James Edward Harden Jr was born on August 26, 1989 in Los Angeles, California. Harden is the youngest of three siblings. His father, James Harden Sr. was in the Navy before he got addicted to drugs. His mother, Monja Willis, worked with AT&T. Harden was interested in basketball at an early age. Harden and his father didn’t get along well. In fact, his father never showed up at Harden’s high school games. That’s really sad! Thus, to this day, James refuses to use Jr. when he writes his name. Harden idolized Jason Kapono who played for the Miami Heat.
“...Man look, I hear you... it's funny to me too, I mean it's strange... it's strange to me too, but we're talking about practice man, we're not even talking about the game... the actual game, when it matters... We're talking about practice …” (Iverson, Allen. Interview. By CNN/SI, 8 May 2002.) That is one of the most famous quotes said from Hall of Famer, Allen Iverson. In the legacy unit we explored through many legacies, or memories handed down. We found that many people idolize or follow their actions. Allen Iverson has left one of the most inspiring legacies throughout the span of his career and beyond. Nicknamed ‘The Answer’, Allen was a lightning fast player and played at the Point Guard and Shooting Guard.