A thrilling Game 7 victory over the Denver Nuggets sent the Portland Trail Blazers to the Western Conference Finals, setting a different kind of record: Seth and Stephen Curry are the first brothers to face off in a conference finals or finals series in NBA history. For Seth, this campaign with the Blazers marks his first playoff appearance. For Steph - well, we all know what he’s done in the playoffs.
The brothers have played one another nine times in their career; Steph leads the series 7-2, but both losses came this season. ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk caught up with the Seth and his parents to find out who’s rooting for who.
“It’s a first experience for all of us,” [Dell Curry] added. “Biggest thing is we are trying to decide who represents who.”
Sonya Curry has a solution for which parent will wear Blazers colors and which will wear Warriors gear.
”We are flipping a coin every game,” she said.
Seth talked about how his parents are likely feeling after his advancement to the Western Conference Finals.
“I know my mom is a little stressed out,” he said of what usually happens when the brothers face each other. “My dad, he’s always calm. But my mom is stressed out, and you might be able to hear her. She’s probably happy right now, enjoying the moment for both of us. She can look at the bright side: One of us is going to the Finals at the end of the day, so there’s no losers.”
The brothers face off in the postseason for the first time on May 14 at 6 p.m. PT. Their parents will be in attendance, as they have been for nearly every game of each son’s playoff run.
You can read the rest of Youngmisuk’s article here.