Why Dell and Sonya have a new respect for Steph Curry's work ethic

Why Dell and Sonya have a new respect for Steph Curry's work ethic

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Do you remember what Steph Curry said at Media Day about his offseason regimen? In case you forgot:

"This has been a great summer. I've done a lot off the court in terms of life experiences. But it's been the best summer I've had in terms of my training (and) my preparation for a season."

Well, over the first nine games this season, the two-time MVP averaged 33.0 points and 5.9 assists while shooting 55 percent overall and 53 percent from 3-point range.

During the third quarter of Golden State's game in Atlanta on Monday night, Curry's father, Dell, joined Bob Fitzgerald and Jim Barnett on the TV broadcast and praised his son's work ethic.

"We went on the Asia Tour with Under Armour and Steph. We gained a new respect for his workout routine," Dell explained. "It was unbelievable to watch him get up at 5:00 or 5:30 and go for a 3-hour workout -- I mean a hard workout at a game-type pace -- and he's the only guy in the gym working.

"And then the rest of the day is filled with appearances and he didn't complain. Next day, he'd get up and do the same thing. I thought that was a big reason as to why he got off to such a good start."

After missing 11 games with a strained left groin, Curry returned to game action on Saturday in Detroit. He struggled in the first half -- 2-for-9 overall and 0-for-5 from deep -- but went 8-for-12 in the second half and made three of his four 3-point attempts.

Against the Hawks, he picked up right where he left off -- racking up 18 points in the first quarter on 6-for-7 from the field. After the win, he told NBC Sports Bay Area's Kerith Burke that he has his rhythm back.

"Missed a little bit of time but didn't take very long with how much work I put in," Curry said. "Just staying confident, staying ready."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

2019 NBA 3-point Contest odds: Steph Curry, Buddy Hield lead favorites


2019 NBA 3-point Contest odds: Steph Curry, Buddy Hield lead favorites

When 10 of the NBA's best sharpshooters take the floor for the 3-Point Contest as part of All-Star Saturday Night in Charlotte, a pair of NorCal snipers are among the betting favorites.

Warriors star Steph Curry is the odds-on pick (+175) to win the event, according to Bovada. Kings guard Buddy Hield, who ranks ahead of Curry this season in 3-point percentage (44.9 percent), is tied with reigning champion Devin Booker for the second-best odds (+450).

Curry, along with his brother Seth and Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker, figure to be the crowd favorites in Charlotte. The Currys call the city home, and Steph has made a point this weekend to visit some of his old stomping grounds. 

They'll have some stiff competition, though. Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris has the fourth-best odds (+650), but ranks second in the NBA in 3-point percentage (47.1 percent). Damian Lillard, Danny Green and Khris Middleton are dependable deadeyes, while longshot Dirk Nowitzki (+2000) has made a triple or two in his heyday.

[RELATED: Curry brothers have a wager for who wins 3-Point Contest]

Here are the full odds, courtesy of Bovada.

NBA 3-Point Contest Odds

Steph Curry, +175
Buddy Hield, +450
Devin Booker, +450
Seth Curry, +500
Joe Harris, +650
Damian Lillard, +800
Kemba Walker, +1200
Danny Green, +1200
Khris Middleton, +1500
Dirk Nowitzki, +2000

2019 NBA All-Star Saturday Night live stream: How to watch online, on TV


2019 NBA All-Star Saturday Night live stream: How to watch online, on TV

All-Star Saturday Night is the leadup to the big game on Sunday which features the Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest, and the ATT Slam Dunk.

The skills challenge will feature the Kings' own De'Aaron Fox who is favored to win the challenge -- and rightfully so. He will be joined by seven others who hope to take home honors.

Buddy Hield, Fox's Sacramento teammate, will participate in the 3-Point contest along with Warriors' Stephen Curry. Curry will be going up against his brother, Seth, in the event and the two even have a wager which can result in a very lucrative ticket situation.

And finally, the Slam Dunk contest is one that is always a favorite.

Who doesn't love a good dunk?

When: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 at 5 p.m. PT
TV Channel: TNT
Live stream: TNTdrama.comfuboTV