Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Sonia Curry, mother of Stephen Curry - starting point guard for the Golden State Warriors in this years NBA Finals- spoke about her love of Hebrew and how a trip to Israel impacted her life in an interview to Sport 5 TV on Sunday.
"I actually love Hebrew... I just love that Jesus Christ (spoke) Hebrew," she said, adding, "I wanted to learn.... so I could read the Torah in Hebrew."
The mother of one of the brightest stars of this year's NBA championship series also spoke about the impact that her visit to Israel a few years ago had on her life.
"When I (went) to visit Israel and Jerusalem about five years ago, and came back, (I) was just transformed spiritually...and have been basking in the experience ever since."
Like her son, the NBA all-star's mother also has some Hebrew ink on the back of her nape, which reads "hen," that means grace or charm.
Stephen Curry has a tattoo in Hebrew of a biblical verse. According to Sport 5, Curry's mom had been studying Hebrew for four years.
"It's our [his and his wife's] favorite Bible verse," Curry told Sport 5.
The 2015 MVP told Sport 5 that he and his wife have matching tattoos that read, "Love never failed to be." The verse was taken from First Corinthians, 13:8.
Asked if he can pronounce it in Hebrew, he said "I can't. I'm working on it."
The Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will face off Tuesday night in Game 6 of their best-of-seven series.
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