Dell Curry reveals moment he knew Steph was better than him

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Despite having played over 600 fewer NBA games than his father and still trailing him by over 2,000 career points, there are few people who would argue that Steph Curry hasn't already surpassed his dad, Dell, in terms of talent and achievements in the league.

It appears that Dell Curry himself has already admitted as much as he watches both of his sons, Steph and Seth, continue the family business.

Speaking in an interview with GQ, Curry Snr. accepted his reigning MVP son is better than his old man, also revealing the moment he knew the baton had been passed.

"Oh, we’re past that point. He’s definitely better than I was," said Dell, himself a 15-year NBA veteran and former Sixth Man of the Year.

"I had a two-dribble limit. He’s probably best off the dribble. His range is definitely farther than mine was.

"But it’s a different NBA. I would never take 35-ft three-pointers with 17 seconds on the shot clock. So it’s a different game and he plays with a team and a coach that allows him to play that freely."

Equipped with his father's shooting genes and having grown up around the pro game, Steph always stood a chance of making it in the NBA. It wasn't until he reached the league, however, that his father acknowledged he was no longer the best Curry.

"He was in the league [when I knew Steph was better]," said Dell.

"College, he was a good shooter. But when he started shooting against the best in the world, that’s when I knew,'Oh, okay'."

Despite his humble response, Dell's own career is set to help his son create another piece of NBA history in the not too distant future.

With a combined 22,927 career points to date, the Currys are closing in on the father-son points record (when each player has scored at least 10,000 NBA points) of 24,875 set by Jimmy Walker and Jalen Rose -

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