There’s nothing like sibling rivalry. That combination of wanting your brother or sister to do great, but wanting to do a bit better than them in anything you do. If you’re both in the same profession, multiply that by 10. After a long period of time, Seth Curry gets that last part of extra pleasure. He’s in the Playoffs while Steph is at home.
“For most of my career, I’m usually the one who’s been home watching Steph late in the season. Now it’s the other way around and I’m still at work. I can tell it’s a little tough on him.”Seth Curry, NY Times
While his brother was winning unanimous MVPs, Seth Curry was fighting to stay in the league. Many people would give up or resent their sibling just a little bit. Seth was better than that. Even more so, he didn’t want any help from his brother. If Steph had just nodded to the Warriors, Seth would’ve made the team. Thanasis and Kostas Antetokounmpo, Zoran Dragić, and many other brothers can attest to that.
When he’s not playing golf, Steph has been watching some basketball. After feeling happy that the NBA is back, he did admit there were mixed feelings about the whole thing.
“Obviously I was happy to see basketball back on TV, but that first week I had major FOMO (fear of missing out). Once you see Bron (LeBron James) and Kawhi (Leonard) and P.G. (Paul George) go at it, and you remember how much fun it is to play in those types of games and that kind of level, you miss it badly.”Steph Curry, NY Times
Steph’s saving all that FOMO to come back with a healthy Klay, rested Draymond and either a high draft pick or someone the Warriors traded that pick for. After losing to the Raptors and missing the playoffs this year, that’s more than enough motivation and rest for the Warriors to make another run in the West.
In the meantime, Steph will walk a bit more in his brother’s shoes, and watch the playoffs from home.