Steph Curry & LeBron James Were Coincidentally Born at the Same Hospital in Ohio

May 30th, 2015 by Katie Richcreek Leave a reply »

There's something in the water in Akron, Ohio.

LeBron James wasn't the only NBA MVP born there. Stephen Curry was too.

And not only were the two born in the same city (which alone is a remarkable enough coincidence), but they were also born in the same hospital.

Akron General Medical Center, to be exact.

Yet while James' ties to Ohio have always been well-known, Curry has always claimed Charlotte, North Carolina, as his hometown. It is, after all, where his father played 10 seasons with the Charlotte Hornets.

But before joining the Hornets in 1988, Dell Curry played the 1987-88 season for the Cleveland Cavaliers—during which time he and his wife, Sonya, gave birth to a future NBA giant.

However, Curry's ties to Charlotte still trump Akron.

"I'm from Akron, but Charlotte raised," he told reporters Thursday.

But if you ask LeBron ...

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