Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Maryland-Davidson matchup features sons of famous fathers: Strawberry and Curry

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The bloodlines are there: major league baseball and the NBA.

D.J. Strawberry, son of slugger Darryl, and Stephen Curry, son of sharpshooter Dell, have more going for them than famous fathers. They're two of the top guards in the NCAA tournament and they'll be going head-to-head when Maryland meets Davidson in the first round Thursday.

"Having a name of a famous athlete allows people to come at you even more. They want to kind of embarrass you," Maryland's Strawberry said. "You just can't back down."

Curry received some advice from his Dad.

"Play the way I've been playing all season," the son said. "Not to change anything."

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