Even during a January shooting slump, Steph Curry didn’t take pointers from just anybody.
There are only a few people who truly understand the Warriors star on the basketball court. His trainer, Brandon Payne, and Warriors’ player development coach Bruce Fraser are among that small list of people, and certainly helped shaped Steph into becoming the greatest shooter to ever play the game.
But when it comes to his job and his family, there are boundaries.
Kids don’t like to follow boundaries, though, and Steph explained to NBC Sports Bay Area’s Grant Liffmann on Dubs Talk how he deals with his biggest critics of all: his three children.
“My family knows, we have great boundaries,” Curry told Liffmann. “I appreciate the support and encouragement and all that, and there’s a lot of that over the course of my career, especially these last two and a half months. But they know not to really go into the mechanics, the X’s and O’s and whatnot.
“Only if I’m shooting in Canon’s room. He’s got a hoop on his wall, and he’s been testing his range a little bit. And I try to give him some pointers on how to shoot, but he won’t listen. And he’ll tell me ‘No this is how I’m doing it’. We got to work on those boundaries at home for sure.”
Even if Canon Curry doesn’t quite know his dad’s historic greatness yet, the rest of the world does.
Still, Riley, Ryan and Canon Curry are huge basketball fans. And even though they may not follow the boundaries sometimes, they surely follow the household rules of watching his games.
“It’s kind of like how I grew up watching my dad,” Curry explained. “I could never go to games unless it was the weekends because school nights were a priority. And then, sometimes you have to go to bed at halftime and you wake up asking mom how the game ended up. My kids are kind of following that same routine. I do get some cool videos from my wife and they’re at home chanting ‘Defense!’ and stuff like that. It pulls the heartstrings for sure.”
It may not be every game, but it’s definitely nice seeing the Curry family in the stands cheering on their favorite player, even though Canon might be sitting there thinking of all the ways he’d change up his dad’s jumper.