What Sonya Curry prayed for after Steph Curry was drafted by Warriors

Josh Schrock
NBC Sports BayArea

What Sonya Curry prayed for after Steph Curry was drafted by Warriors originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com

Sonya Curry, like any good mother, just wants the best for her kids.

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It's been well-documented that the Currys, Steph included, did not want the Warriors to draft him in the 2009 NBA Draft, hoping the New York Knicks would be the ones to select the sharp-shooting guard instead. 

Of course, the Warriors were undeterred and drafted Curry with the No. 7 overall pick, giving Golden State the first piece of what eventually would become one of the NBA's greatest dynasties. 

Long before Curry transformed himself from mid-major darling to one of the all-time NBA greats while leading a basketball renaissance in the Bay Area, his mother was so concerned about the situation her son was beginning his NBA career in that she felt the need to offer a prayer to help Steph along his way.

"Those guys making that amount of money, they think they're grown, but their maturation level doesn't match the income," Sonya told The San Francisco Chronicle's Ann Killion. "The biggest thing was he was that far away without family support. … Knowing that whole arena from Dell playing, it's just cutthroat. I thought, Father, give him the strength to use the adversity to make himself better versus the adversity hardening him or changing him, making him think he needs to think the way they think or act the way they act and doubt how he has been raised."

It more than worked out.

Curry survived a tenuous locker room situation early on to become the unquestioned leader of a team that eventually would grow into the NBA's bully, making it to five consecutive Finals and winning three titles.

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All is well that ends well, and mom's prayers certainly don't hurt.

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