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'Don't': Dell Curry says he told Warriors not to draft son Steph

USA TODAY SPORTS logo USA TODAY SPORTS 5/16/2019 AJ Neuharth-Keusch
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Imagine where the Golden State Warriors would be if they never drafted Steph Curry (we're willing to bet they wouldn't be on their way to a fourth title in five seasons).

Well, Dub Nation, it's a good thing Dell Curry didn't get his wish.

In a recent interview with NBC Sports, the former player and father of the two-time MVP said he told the Warriors not to select his son with the seventh overall pick in 2009.

"I remember (then-Warriors coach) Don Nelson called me and said, 'Hey, what's your feelings towards (us) drafting your son?' I said, 'Don't. You asked me the question, I'm going to tell you the truth. Don't.'

"The conversation went on and he said, 'Well, if we get the opportunity, we're going to do it.' I said, 'Coach, that's your decision.'"

Steph wasn't the most sought-after draft prospect despite three dominant seasons at Davidson, and his dad felt as though Golden State — coming off a 29-53 record — wasn't the best fit.

"We just thought his game fit a better team, a better scenario, the way another team was playing, up and down, faster, and had a better locker room," Dell said.

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Steph's mom, Sonya Curry, felt the same way, but for different reasons.

"Well, that's the dad answer, and the professional athlete answer" she said. "Mine was, Golden State is too far away. Where is my baby going? I don't know where Golden State is." 

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'Don't': Dell Curry says he told Warriors not to draft son Steph

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