Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry got nostalgic during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk competition on Saturday as he rocked a windbreaker that is almost identical to one he wore during the NBA All-Star weekend in 1992.
Curry, who came close to winning the three-point competition earlier in the night in his hometown of Charlotte, was spotted on the sideline watching the slam dunk competition when Twitter users noticed the nod to his childhood growing up on the sidelines of the NBA.
“Love that Steph is wearing the same style jacket as the one he had on at all-star 1992,” tweeted sportswriter Jasmine L. Watkins along with two photos, one of Steph in 1992 and one of him in 2019. In the 1992 photo, he is wearing a teal, purple and yellow Nike windbreaker, standing between the legs of his father Dell Curry, who had a 16-year NBA career.
Also featured in that photo are former Sacramento Kings star Mitch Richmond, Hall of Famer Dražen Petrović and Don Nelson, who was the Golden State Warriors’ head coach at the time the photo was taken.
And the expression that Curry shows in the photo looks almost identical to one his oldest daughter, Riley, could be caught showing.
After Saturday night’s festivities were over, Curry posted the photos together to his Instagram account. “1992 to 2019. Always repping the QC! #buzzcity #dcfor3,” he wrote in an accompanying caption. QC stands for Queen City, one of the nicknames for Charlotte.
Steph’s father Dell, who was the Charlotte Hornets’ all-time three-point leader and referenced in Curry’s Instagram post as “#dcfor3,” began playing for the Hornets the same year that Stephen was born. Dell had a 10-year career for the Hornets and Stephen graduated from Charlotte Christian School, where he was named to all-state and all-conference teams and led his high school basketball team to conference titles and state tournaments.
Curry brought some of that same excitement to his hometown while he was competing in the three-point competition on Saturday night, winning the first round of the competition and losing the final round by two points. He was edged out by Brooklyn Nets forward/guard Joe Harris.
Curry will play in his sixth consecutive All-Star game tonight.
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