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Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry pays for his turnovers, literally, as he revealed that his mother fines him if he commits more than three in a game.
Curry turns the ball over on average 3.2 times per game this season which is a fairly nice ratio when compared to his eight assists each contest.
However, any more than three and the Warriors star has a price to pay as his mother, Sonya Curry, tracks those turnovers and he has to pay her a fine in the form of fashion items if he gets more than his allotted amount.
“Sonya came up with the idea of fining her son a few seasons ago, frustrated at watching him lose the ball too many times in one game. She checked with her husband, former NBA guard Dell, on what would be a reasonable number of turnovers to hold Stephen to per game; they settled on three. Anything more than that, he owes his mother: $100 per giveaway. Anything under is subtracted from his total,” Ann Killon of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
“At the end of the season, Curry doesn’t write his mother a check; she just lets him know — usually through his wife, Ayesha — what fashion items she has had her eye on.
“It keeps me on the edge every game,” Curry said. “I know she’s going to text me or have some witty one-liner about what she’s going to buy with all of my gifts.”
According to Pro Basketball Talk, Curry currently owes his mother just $600 after cutting down on his turnovers so far this season, and as harsh as the system may be, it is clearly working for him.
In the bigger picture, it is also working for first-year coach Steve Kerr and the Warriors as they lead the Western Conference with a 33-6 record so far this season and they look like legitimate championship contenders with Curry leading the charge.