Dec 7, 2023 - News

Exit 30 interchange on I-77 will renamed after NBA superstar Steph Curry

DAVIDSON, NC - JANUARY 24: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors smiles on the court during the ceremony to name the student section after him at Davidson's John M. Belk Area after him at Davidson College on January 24, 2017 in Davidson, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowle

DAVIDSON, NC - JANUARY 24: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors smiles on the court during the ceremony to name the student section after him at Davidson's John M. Belk Area after him at Davidson College on January 24, 2017 in Davidson, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Taking exit 30 on I-77 will become an official nod to a Charlotte legend.

Driving the news: The name change was unanimously approved by the North Carolina Department of Transportation on Thursday. The section from I-77 to Griffith Street will be called the “Steph Curry Interchange.”

Catch up quick:  The Town of Davidson passed a resolution in late November to rename the interchange for NBA superstar Stephen Curry, No. 30 for the Golden State Warriors. It was not unanimous. NCDOT prefers a unanimous vote when it comes to name changes, as our news partners at WBTV reported.

  • Former Davidson College president Tom Ross presented the possible name change in October, WBTV reported.

Why it matters: Curry is Charlotte royalty. The list of his professional accolades is robust — named NBA’s Most Valuable Player twice since his days at Davidson College, winning four NBA championships and he’s a nine-time NBA All-Star.

  • Plus, 30 has been Curry’s number since his days at Davidson.

Flashback: Curry, son of former Charlotte Hornets player Dell Curry, graduated from Charlotte Christian School. He went on to play basketball for the Davidson Wildcats where he helped lead them on a run in the NCAA tournament.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors goes to the basket during the game during the in-Season Tournament on November 24, 2023 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2023 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Steph Curry. Photo: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images
DETROIT - MARCH 30: Stephen Curry #30 of the Davidson Wildcats directs the offense against the Kansas Jayhawks during the Midwest Regional Final of the 2008 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at Ford Field on March 30, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. Kansas won 59-57. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Steph Curry. Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Nov. 29 and was updated on Dec. 7 to reflect NCDOT’s decision.

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