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One of the biggest changes in modern basketball has been the rise of long-range shooting. While there was a time when the NBA didn’t even feature a three-point line, a good deal of today’s offense comes from behind the arc. Stephen Curry didn’t originate that trend, but he did play a key role in pushing the game in that direction.

Steph isn’t the only sharpshooter with Curry on the back of his jersey, though. Elsewhere in the Association, Seth Curry is also capable of knocking down his share of three-pointers.

Those similarities, however, raise an unavoidable question: Are the two Currys related?

Stephen Curry and Seth Curry are brothers

Steph and Seth are brothers. Steph is the big brother at age 35, but Seth is only two years behind at 32.

The shooting talent doesn’t end there, though. Their father, Dell Curry, was a first-round draft pick in 1986 and had a 16-year NBA career; he was more than capable of knocking down a long-range jumper during his time on the court.

As the older of the two, Steph entered the league first after playing three seasons at Davidson College. The Babyfaced Assassin led the Wildcats to the Elite Eight in 2008.

Seth, though, was recruited by Mike Krzyzewski and played at college basketball blueblood Duke University after starting his NCAA career at Liberty. He turned pro in 2013 and played his way into the NBA after going undrafted.

And while the two Curry brothers have both found fame and fortune in the NBA, that hasn’t changed their relationship. Blood, ultimately, is thicker than water.

“They watch the game — they’ve got some input here and there or if they’re at the crib and watching the game, we’ll talk about different stuff that we see and take it from there,” Seth said of his brother and father via USA Today. “It’s pretty much the same it’s been my whole life. We talk basketball, and we try to help each other get better and just being around each other.”

Steph is one of the greatest shooters ever, but his little brother is the more accurate three-point marksman

As mentioned at the top of this piece, Steph Curry will go down in NBA history for his long-range exploits. And while no one can argue with his ability, Seth Curry is actually the more accurate three-point shooter.

Through the end of the 2022-23 NBA season, the elder Curry has converted 42.8% of his efforts from behind the arc. While that’s a more than respectable number, it’s not good enough to beat Seth. Over the course of his career, he’s drained 43.5% of his threes.

There is, however, a caveat: sample size.

Since Steph entered the Association earlier and has been a higher-profile player for his entire career, he’s attempted significantly more three-pointers (7,229) than his brother (1,893). That larger number, of course, makes it easier to miss more shots and, in turn, end up with a slightly lower shooting percentage.

So while Seth may technically have bragging rights, Steph can fire back with a solid statistical objection.

And, regardless of who you give the edge to, it’s clear that long-range shooting runs in the Curry family. Dell, after all, also knocked down a shade over 40% of his threes during his time on the hardwood.


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