For the most part, it’s been a fun sibling rivalry between Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and Seth Curry of the Portland Trail Blazers.
That changed when both teams earned a spot in the Western Conference Finals — making the Currys the first brothers to ever play against one another for an opportunity at the NBA Finals.
Ahead of Game 1 in Oakland Tuesday night, Seth’s sister-in-law, Ayesha Curry, invited him to a family dinner at their house.
The younger Curry politely declined.
“It was a normal routine for me (on Monday), man. I was just with the team, preparing for the game,” Seth said, via Sam Amick of The Athletic. “Everybody was at Steph’s house, and I’m in San Francisco. Nah, I’m not in the mood (for a family get-together). I’m definitely not in the mood. I respectfully declined.”
We’re pretty sure Steph didn’t mind his younger brother skipping out on the festivities. On the other hand, we’re wondering what their mother, Sonya, had to be thinking. My son is skipping out on dinner to be with his teammates. How dare he?
Joking aside, both Curry brothers grew up in a basketball family. Their father, Dell, starred in the NBA for 16 seasons. Seth didn’t come along until his father was five years into his NBA career. It’s been all basketball since.
With Golden State holding a 1-0 series advantage, the parents decided to flip a coin to decide who to root for. Dell got the Warriors. Sonya got the Blazers.
Though, she couldn’t contain her excitement with the older Curry brother dominating Tuesday night.
What a fun family dynamic this is. Some words of wisdom for Seth. Next time you are invited to a family dinner with your mother, don’t “respectfully decline.”