The Curry brothers are two of the best shooters in the NBA at the moment and they just like their father, Dell Curry has changed the way the game is played nowadays. The excess of perimeter shooting in the NBA nowadays is a result of Steph and Seth’s style of play.
Dell recently came on the Rex Chapman show and there he revealed stories about both the Curry brothers. When questioned about when he realized that Steph will make it to the NBA, the former Charlotte Hornets man came up with a unique answer.
“It was probably after Stephen’s sophomore year. In college freshman year I’m like ‘yeah he’s he’s a pro player’ but after you know it sometime in his sophomore year when they made that big run, uh, to the elite eight. ‘Um yeah, okay, he’s gonna be a top player, top pick in the draft now’.”
“Did you know he’s gonna be a two-time, you know, MVP, unanimous MVP & three-time champion? A lot of factors have to go into that. But I knew he had the skill set to play in the league, play well uh, do whatever it took, and work ethic,” he went on.
Since then the 33-year-old has gone on to play 12 seasons at the NBA and has won the championship thrice with the legendary Warriors team. Despite the absence of his partner in crime, Klay Thompson, Steph has been in sublime form averaging 29.0 points, 6.2 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game. He is determined to take the Warriors to the playoffs this time.
With Steph hogging all the limelight, Seth Curry does not get much notice. But he is also one of the best in the business when it comes to shooting.
Dell opened up about his younger son’s mentality. He said, “Seth had the mentality that ‘If Steph is going to do it, I know I can do it’. ‘What are you talking about?’ ‘I just kill him in the backyard’ That is Seth Curry’s mentality right now.”
“He’ll tell you, ‘I’m a better shooter than Steph. He just gets more shots than I do. He has free rain, he touches the ball more, I’m a better shooter than him right now that was his mentality the entire time,” he continued.
However, this season the tables have turned as Seth Curry is in a team that can challenge for the Championship. The 30-year-old has been a very important piece for Doc Rivers’ men and playing alongside top players like Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and others have also elevated his level. Therefore apart from only shooting he has also been a very crucial playmaker for the Sixers.
He is averaging 12.9 points, 2.9 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game and has given the Sixers the much important shooting boost. The Sixers do have a chance to lift the Championship this season and Seth may finally get his hands on the prestigious trophy.