Exit 30 interchange on I-77 will renamed after NBA superstar Steph Curry
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.
- Curry received his diploma from Davidson in 2022. He left the program early for the NBA draft in 2009.
- Plus he has a key to the city.
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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