Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry and Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Seth Curry are two of the best shooters in NBA history, which isn’t a surprise since they are the sons of Dell Curry. Steph has made the most 3-pointers in league history, while Seth is second all-time in 3-point field goal percentage.
Steph is older than Seth. As the big brother, the two-time MVP is constantly checking up on his little brother despite the Warriors and Sixers being conference rivals, and he’s incredibly proud of the career his younger brother has carved out after going undrafted.
Stephen Curry on Seth Curry: “He’s playing the best basketball that I’ve ever seen him play”
Steph and Seth have taken different paths to stardom. The former was the seventh overall pick in the 2009 draft after a stellar college career at Davidson and was given every chance to succeed with the Warriors, while the latter played for two schools in college (Liberty, Duke) and went undrafted. Seth played in the G-League and signed several 10-day contracts before getting his break in 2015 when he signed a multi-year contract with the Sacramento Kings.
Whenever the Curry brothers face each other, it’s a special moment since they dreamed about this when they were kids playing with their dad. Even though Steph plays in the Western Conference, he doesn’t allow the time difference to prevent him from watching and appreciating Seth’s game.
“It’s so dope because I see all the videos of us when we were kids and watching my dad play with us,” Steph told Shams Charania of The Athletic. “It’s amazing to see. We had different journeys, different paths for us to get here. Obviously I’m checking his numbers, watching his games every night that I can. He’s playing the best basketball that I’ve ever seen him play. From the time we played against each other in the Western Conference finals and have that experience and seeing where he’s taken his game, it’s fun to watch. Proud Curry family all the way around.”
Seth will likely always live in the shadow of Steph, who is a three-time champion and will be in the Hall of Fame one day. However, as aforementioned, the younger Curry brother is statistically a better 3-point shooter.
Seth Curry has a better 3-point field goal percentage than Stephen Curry
Seth shoots 44.1% from beyond the arc for his career. Only Steve Kerr (45.4) has a better 3-point shooting percentage than the Sixers guard, who is averaging 16.1 points this season while shooting 42.1% from deep.
Steph is a career 43.0% shooter from beyond the arc, which is good for ninth in NBA history. However, the seven-time All-Star is struggling with his shot this season. The older Curry brother is shooting 38.4%, the second-worst mark of his legendary career.
Steph is still in the MVP conversation since the Warriors have the second-best record in the NBA. He’s averaging 26.3 points and 6.0 assists and is sixth in the NBA in points per game.
The Curry brothers met in the 2019 Western Conference Finals, with Steph’s Warriors beating Seth’s Portland Trail Blazers. As most older brothers do, Steph has had the advantage over Seth almost every game they’ve faced each other.
Steph is 9-3 versus Seth
Steph is 9-3 in his career against Seth during the regular season. He has averaged 26.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 7.0 assists. Meanwhile, Seth has put up 10.1 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game.
Steph has spent his entire career with the Warriors, while Seth has played for the Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Kings, Dallas Mavericks, Blazers, and Sixers. No one was happier for him when he signed his first multi-year contract than Steph, who always looks out for his younger brother.
It would be fun to watch the Warriors and Sixers play each other in the NBA Finals. A seven-game series to decide who the best team in the world is featuring the Curry brothers would be must-see TV, and it’s not impossible since both Golden State and Philadelphia are playing well this season.