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Weekend ReadsFor Steph Curry, Toronto still remains the sweets spot

21:35  28 may  2019
21:35  28 may  2019 Source:   thestar.com

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For Steph Curry, Toronto still remains the sweets spot© Jonathan Ferrey Stephen Curry, when asked about whether his family — Dell and his wife, Sonya, are sure to be at the NBA final games in Toronto, along with his wife and Markham native Ayesha — will revert to their “Canadian” roots, had this to say: “What does that mean? We only wear denim and go to watch hockey and say, eh?”

The candy.

That’s what Stephen Curry remembers well about his time as a kid growing up for a couple of years in downtown Toronto.

The candy.

“This brand called Maynards,” Curry recalls. “Shout-out to them. I got no skin in the game, I just love their stuff. Every time I go back, I stash up.”

Maynards — Sour Patch Kids and wine gums — is one of the triggers for Curry’s memory of the era when his father, Dell, was playing for the Raptors and Stephen, his brother Seth and sister Sydel were the new kids in town.

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Then there’s Queensway Christian College, the practice gym at the then-Air Canada Centre, youth league games and the infancy of a career that’s made him one of the best shooters to ever play in the NBA.

All will be an intriguing and oft-written story when Curry and the Golden State Warriors arrive to kick off the NBA final against the Raptors on Thursday night.

Curry is sure to grow tired of the story — there are bigger goals to accomplish as the Warriors chase their fourth NBA title in the last five years — but he did take a trip down memory lane at Golden State’s practice facility in Oakland on Monday.

“Going to Queensway Christian College, which I believe is no longer in existence, but that’s where me and my brother and my sister all went to school,” he said according to transcripts provided by the Warriors. “It was a great time there, met some really cool people. Still in touch with my middle school coach, James Lackey, who still supports me to this day. I mean, there’s a lot of connections.

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“Even at the arena, a lot of the same people work as ushers or security or in the back that were there when me and my brother were running around causing trouble. It’ll be cool to take in that full experience.”

The connections to the city run deeper than basketball, actually.

Curry’s wife, Ayesha, was born in the GTA although the two met when they were high schoolers in Charlotte. It adds another layer to the Curry Comes Home angle.

“For sure a lot of familiarity with the city,” he told reporters. “My wife … growing up there in Markham, Ontario, which is kind of right out the way of Toronto, and spent sixth through eighth grade off and on up there.

“We talked about it before. It’s always special going back up there. I still don’t think it’s sunk in this is for the finals. So pretty special. But when it gets to time on the floor, it’s obviously business as usual. Energy up there seems amazing, so it’ll be fun.”

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But will the family — Dell and his wife, Sonya, are sure to be at the games along with Ayesha — revert to their “Canadian” roots?

“What does that mean? We only wear denim and go to watch hockey and say, eh?” he said. “She’s got a strong Canadian accent that comes back like that (snapping fingers) when she comes back. For sure. I’m always amazed when that happens. But other than that, no.”

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Curry only gets to Toronto once a season with the Warriors and has never played the Raptors under the intense circumstances that come with the NBA final. He’ll be asked to recount his time here countless times starting with the Media Day festivities at the arena on Wednesday and he’s got his story down pat.

“I mean, just how the culture was amazing,” he said of his chief recollection. “It was cold, obviously. We spent most of the winter months there. But the people were amazing, so diverse, good energy, amazing candy.”

Yes, the candy. A quirky little story that has been told and now put to rest.

“No, nothing chocolate for me. This is going off the rocker now. Let’s talk about basketball.”

Doug Smith is a sports reporter based in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @smithraps

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