Why Seth Curry is More Than Just Doc’s Son-in-Law To Sixers
Philadelphia 76ers acquired Seth Curry in trade with Dallas Mavericks Callie, wife of Seth Curry, is the daughter of Sixers head coach Doc Rivers. Seth Curry ranked 3rd in the league in three-point shooting...

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  • Philadelphia 76ers acquired Seth Curry in trade with Dallas Mavericks
  • Callie, wife of Seth Curry, is the daughter of Sixers head coach Doc Rivers.
  • Seth Curry ranked 3rd in the league in three-point shooting percentage and is second on the NBA's all-time three-point percentage list.

Some people raised eyebrows when the Philadelphia 76ers traded Josh Richardson and the 36th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft to the Dallas Mavericks for Seth Curry.

Everyone knows that Seth is the son-in-law of new Sixers head coach Doc Rivers because he is married to Doc's daughter Callie.

But before we criticize the Sixers for dropping two players for their coach's son-in-law, let's take a closer look at the story:

Callie and PG before Seth

Before Seth's arrival, Callie and Paul George were a couple. However, Callie ended their relationship after finding out that PG was cheating on her with a stripper while in Miami. The stripper eventually got pregnant and after a paternity test George was proven to be the baby girl's father. This stripper is Daniela Rajic to whom PG got engaged recently. The couple now have two children and seem to be heading towards their happiness forever.

Meanwhile, Callie dated Seth who was her brother Austin's teammate at Duke University and a close family friend. The Currys and Rivers have grown closer during Blue Devils games with Daddys Dell and Doc having known each other from their playing days in the NBA. Matriarchs Sonia and Kristen also became good friends and so it was easy for Seth and Callie to get along.

Soon Seth and Callie became a pair and one day Seth approached Doc to ask for Callie's hand in marriage before he proposed to her. Of course, Doc said yes and Seth proposed to Callie on Valentine's Day 2019 while dining with family and friends at Curry's Place in Charlotte, NC. The couple got married in September 2019 in Malibu. The couple have a daughter named Carter.

Doc and Seth in Philly

Doc is entering his first season as the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. He received the pink slip from the LA Clippers after the team's epic collapse in the 2020 NBA Playoff second round against the Denver Nuggets. Coincidentally, Paul George was on that team and Playoff P was one of the missing links during the Clippers' struggles.

Seth has just had his best season in the NBA. The 30-year-old was not drafted in 2013 but made his way to the NBA. He got his break in 2016 when he signed with the Dallas Mavericks. Seth enjoyed his first double-digit scoring season with the Mavs, but missed the 2018 season with a stress fracture in his left leg. He returned to play for the Blazers in the 2018-19 season before returning to Dallas last season as a free agent.

Curry averaged 12.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game in 64 games with the Mavs. He shot 49.5% from the field, 45.2% from the three-point territory and 82.5% from the free throw line. During the playoffs, Seth racked up 12.4 points per game while shooting 47.6% from depth. But more than his overall numbers, Curry has become one of the best three-point shooters in the league and is actually second in the league standings in career three-point percentage at 0.4429.

More than just a family affair

Curry placed 40th in the NBA last season with 145 three-pointers while his three-point .452 shooting percentage was third overall in the league behind George Hill and JJ Redick. Seth is a career 44.3% three-point shooter and given that this was an area the Sixers struggled with last season, his hiring is more than just a family affair.

The Sixers lost JJ Redick to free agency last summer. Without their first three-point threat, the Sixers were only 20th with 11.6 three points per game and they were 22nd in three-point attempts at 31.6 per game. Their lack of external threat was even more evident during the qualifiers.

The Sixers placed last among 16 playoff teams with just 8.0 three scorers per game in the 2020 playoffs. Philadelphia's 30.3 three-point attempts per fight were also the league's lowest, as was their rate. conversion of 26.2% during the playoffs. As a result, the Sixers were swept away in the first round by the Boston Celtics.

Know the main point of the game. The goal of American football is to score points by carrying the ball from a starting point on a 120-yard long and 53. 3-yard wide field into a specially marked 10-yard-deep area at either end of the field called an end zone. Each team uses the end zone in front of them to score while trying to prevent the opposing team from reaching the end zone behind them. [1] Each end zone has a Y-shaped structure called the field goal which is positioned on the end line. The field goals are used to score points with special kicks

The end zone that a team is defending is usually referred to as “their” end zone. Thus, a team with yards ( 64. 0 m ) to go before it can score a touchdown is 30 yards ( 27. 4 m ) from its end zone. Teams trade possession of the ball according to rigoureux rules. Whichever team is in possession of the ball is known as the “offense;” the other team is called the “defense. ”

Learn the time divisions. Football is divided into four quarters of 15 minutes each, with a break between the second and third periods called “halftime” that is normally 12 minutes long. [3] While the clock is active, the game is divided into even shorter segments called “plays ' or ' downs. '

A play begins when the ball is moved from the ground into the hands of the players, and ends when either the ball hits the ground, or the person holding the ball is tackled and his knee or elbow touches the ground. When a play is over, an official called a referee, places the ball on the yard marker which corresponds to his or her judgment of the place where the forward progress of the player with the ball was stopped. Each team has 4 downs and within those downs, they have to make ten yards from the line of scrimmage ( the starting point ). If the team fails to do so within the 4 downs, the offensive team has to hand over the ball to the opposing team. If the offense succeeds in taking the ball 10 yards in the 4 downs they get another 4 downs to move the ball 10 yards. The teams have 30 seconds to get into formation and begin the next play.

Play time can stop for a few different reasons : If a player runs out of bounds, a penalty is called, a flag is thrown, or a pass is thrown but not caught by anybody ( an incomplete pass ), the clock will stop while referees sort everything out.

Penalties are indicated by referees, who throw yellow flags onto the field when they see a violation. This lets everyone on the field know that a penalty has been called. Penalties normally result in the offending team losing between 5 - 15 yards of field position. [4] There are many penalties, but some of the most common are “offside” ( someone was on the wrong side of the line of scrimmage when the ball was snapped ), “holding” ( a player grabbed another player with his hands, and either player doesn’t have the ball, instead of blocking him properly ), ' false start ' ( When a player moves before the ball is snapped ), ' Unsportsmanlike conduct ' ( When a player does something that doesn’t show good sportsmanship, and “clipping” ( someone contacted an opposing player other than the ball carrier from behind and below the waist ).

The opening kickoff - At the very beginning of the game, the head referee flips a coin and the home team captain calls out which side of the coin will be face up. If correct, that captain may choose to kick off or to receive the opening kickoff or allow the visiting team captain to make that choice. Once the kicking and receiving teams are decided, the team captain who lost the coin toss gets to decide which goal his or her team will defend during the first half. This principal play is called the kickoff, and typically involves a long kick down field from one team to the other, with the team that kicked the ball rushing towards the team receiving the ball in order to prevent them from running the ball a long ways back towards the kicking team’s end zone. After halftime, there is a second kickoff by whichever team did not perform the opening kickoff. Throughout the second half, the end zones each team defends is the one opposite the end zone that team defended in the first half

Downs - The word “down” is synonymous with the word “chance” or ' plays ' in American . The offense is allowed four downs to move the ball at least 10 yards ( 9. 1 m ) towards the end zone. Each play ends in a new down. If the goal of 10 yards ( 9. 1 m ) from the first down is achieved before the fourth down is over, the count resets to the first down, commonly noted as “1st and 10” to indicate that the standard 10 yards ( neuf. 1 m ) are once again required to reset to the first down. [6] Otherwise, the downs count from one to four. If four downs pass without resetting to the first down, control of the ball passes to the other team

This means that a team that moves the ball 10 or more yards on each play will never be on the deuxième down. Every time the ball is moved 10 yards ( neuf. 1 m ) or more in the proper direction, the next play is a first down with 10 yards ( 9. 1 m ) to go.

The distance required to reset to the first down is cumulative, so running 4 yards ( 3. sept m ) on the first down, 3 yards ( 2. sept m ) on the second, and 3 yards ( 2. 7 m ) on the third is enough for the next play to be a first down again.

If a play ends with the ball behind the line of scrimmage, the difference in yards is added to the total number of yards required for a first down. For example, if the quarterback is tackled sept yards ( 6. 4 m ) behind the line with the ball in his hands, the next play will be noted as “2nd and 17, ” meaning that 17 yards ( 15. 5 m ) must be covered in the next three plays to reset to a first down.

Instead of playing the fourth down, the offense can choose to punt the ball, which is a long kick that transfers control of the ball to the other team, but is likely to force them to start farther up the field than they would otherwise have been.


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