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A Month After Tough Life Lessons From Shaquille O’Neal, 19-Year-Old Future NBA Star and His Sister Create Unique Alliance With Stephen Curry

Published 05/15/2023, 11:35 PM EDT

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Though the Golden State Warriors are out of playoff contention, it looks like Stephen Curry has already turned his focus somewhere else. Curry, who has his own subset company with Under Armour, has decided to help a future NBA star build his brand from scratch ahead of the NBA draft. And it looks like that’s not all that Curry would be helping him out with.

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Stephen Curry signed a deal with Under Armour long ago and now even has his own Curry Brand. And with the wealth and resources, The Chef will also be ‘mentoring’ this young guard, shortly after Shaquille O’Neal’s tough life lessons.

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The upcoming NBA draft is not far away. People are eager to see where the number one pick, Victor Wembanyama will land. However, due to the hype around Wembanyama, five-star recruit Scoot Henderson has not gotten enough attention lately.

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Regardless of the hype and attention surrounding Wembanyama, Stephen Curry has chosen to give his time and experience to Henderson instead. According to basketball insider Adam Zagoria, “Projected No. 2 NBA Draft pick Scoot Henderson @thereal013 and Warriors star Steph Curry have announced a mentorship.”


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That is not all as the two have also announced a strategic alliance as Henderson looks to take ownership of his off-court business enterprise and brand. Henderson already has signed a shoe deal with Puma going into the league.

Stephen Curry and his company will be providing their resources to Henderson and his family. The upcoming NBA star has six siblings, out of which, four are sisters who have displayed interest in basketball as well.

A life lesson from Shaquille O’Neal

Los Angeles Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal was quick to give Scoot Henderson, a top-five pick in the upcoming NBA draft a reality check. And he made sure to give him a life lesson along the way as well.


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Shaq was the first overall pick in the 1992 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic. However, he was far from being the best center in the league. There were plenty of other players better than him and used that jealousy as motivation to make himself better.

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Shaq offered the same advice to a 6’2 Henderson who will have to go up against great guards on a nightly basis. So, despite his success in the G-League, Henderson will have to play a whole different ball game in the NBA.


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Let’s hope that working with Curry and being under his mentorship helps him along the way!



Abhishek Dhariwal

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Abhishek Dhariwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with a background in journalism and mass communication. Abhishek uses storytelling along with feedback gathering to curate elegant and exclusive content for ES. His writing covers a wide range of topics, from in-game coverage to off-court activities of NBA stars.

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