Is Seth Curry Related to Stephen Curry?
Stephen Curry will go down as one of, if not the best, shooters to ever play basketball. He’s a two-time MVP and a three-time champion. His ability to regularly pull up and fire from 30 feet and unlock the Golden State Warriors offense changed the NBA. And then there’s Seth Curry, who’s shooting 50% from 3-point range this season and starting for the Philadelphia 76ers, who have the best record in the Eastern Conference.
But are the two Currys related?
Stephen Curry and Seth Curry are brothers
Steph and Seth are brothers. Steph is the big brother at age 33, but Seth is only two years behind at 31.
Incidentally, their father, Dell Curry, was a first-round draft pick in 1986 and had a 16-year NBA career.
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.
The Curry rivalry is, for the most part, like any sibling rivalry
The elder brother was a star in college who hit the national stage during Davidson’s 2008 NCAA Tournament run. Eventually, Steph became the No. 7 overall pick by Golden State in 2009 and has turned into one of the greatest players in NBA history.
Little brother Seth took a different route, however. Despite playing for Coach K and the Blue Devils, he went undrafted in 2013. Since then, the 6-foot-2 point guard has bounced around the league, playing for 10 different organizations.
He’s found his niche the last few seasons, though, as one of the league’s deadliest shooters (of course). He broke through and played 15.7 minutes in 42 games with the Dallas Mavericks in 2016-17, shooting 42.5% from three.
He then started all 57 games he played last year with the 76ers and every game this season.
Unlike most siblings, both are well compensated as professional basketball players. On the other hand, similar to most siblings, the two enjoy tossing jabs at each other. But at the end of the day, they always have the other’s best interests in mind.
“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 besting him this season
The former Davidson star changed the way basketball is played. But the younger of the pair is leading the charge this year as the best shooter on one of the best teams in the league.
The Duke product is shooting 50% from deep on 5.2 attempts per game and has the Sixers out to an 8-2 start, good for first in the Eastern Conference.
Steph has the Warriors firing on all cylinders as well as he’s hitting 37.3% of his 13 attempts from three, and his Golden State squad sits atop the Western Conference pecking order.
Percentage-wise, Seth also has a 44.7% to 43.2% edge over his older brother for their careers.
The way the duo is playing — and the way their teams are playing — who knows, we might just get a Curry vs. Curry NBA Finals matchup in July.
All statistics courtesy of NBA.com.