Mother Sonya, Who Almost Aborted Stephen Curry, Unveiled How She Confessed It to the Warriors Superstar

Published 07/01/2022, 4:30 PM EDT

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is undoubtedly one of the best players in the league currently. Moreover, with his fourth NBA title recently, he has likely established himself as one of the best to ever do it. 

However, there was a possibility that NBA fans could have never witnessed Chef Curry in action. The reason was that Steph’s parents had thought about aborting him. Talking in an interview, Steph’s mother, Sonya, talked about how she did not keep this a secret from Steph. 

OAKLAND, CA – APRIL 01: (L-R) Sonya Curry and NBA Player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors attend the “Stephen Vs The Game” Facebook Watch Preview at 16th Street Station on April 1, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images)

She also talked about revealing some things that parents want to keep a secret but are necessary during the development process of a child.


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Sonya said, “I had shared it with him. I just think sometimes with parents we got to hide things, and you know, the kids wanted to know that we’re real. It’s not a fairy tale out here. We tried to deliberately share some things with them.”


Stephen Curry shares a moment with Sonya after a crucial victory

As the Golden State Warriors took on the Boston Celtics in the 2022 NBA Finals, Stephen Curry and his team had a point to prove. The Dubs faced disappointment in the past few seasons due to injuries and other factors. 

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After a strong regular and post-season, the Warriors entered the Finals against the Celtics. The initial games were shaky with the Celtics taking a lead into the series. However, the team made a huge comeback.

Jun 16, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and guard Klay Thompson (11) celebrate after beating the Boston Celtics in game six of the 2022 NBA Finals to win the NBA Championship at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Led by Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors clinched the 2022 NBA Finals 4-2. Curry averaged 31.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists in the Finals. These numbers gave the four-time NBA champion his first ever Finals MVP award. 


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After a crucial performance from Steph to tie the series 2-2, Steph and Sonya shared an emotional moment together. The two embraced after Curry’s unreal performance to keep his team alive in the series. 

How many more rings will Stephen Curry win in his career? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 



Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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