Despite the brotherly bond that is evident between Seth and Stephen Curry, the prospect of the two brothers teaming up is unlikely.
That’s the view of NBA sniper Seth, who trekked Down Under to play a part in developing Australia’s next generation of basketball stars during his off-season.
On his first visit to Australia, Curry teamed up with former Harlem Globetrotter Tracy Williams as well as Melbourne United coach Dean Vickerman to run clinics for over 100 children aged 12-19 via Charity Bounce and Footlocker Australia. He also thinks the country’s coffee lives up to its high reputation.
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“I’m just having fun with the kids, sharing my knowledge and doing some exercises at the same time,” he told Wide World of Sports.
“It’s a great experience overall.”
Currently entering the final year of a four-year contract, Curry’s future in the NBA is somewhat in flux after being traded midway through last season to the Brooklyn Nets, where he is currently teaming with Australian Ben Simons.
With the team’s two stars, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, seemingly wanting out, it’s unclear what kind of team Curry will have around him this season, or if he’ll be shipped off in another trade with Durant and/or or Irving. .
While Curry will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of next season and will no doubt have his pick of several teams, joining his older brother at Golden State won’t be an option… yet.
“It doesn’t look like it. Probably not anytime soon,” Curry said of the prospect of the brothers teaming up.
“You never know, I never say never. We don’t really talk about it, I think he knows that’s not really what I want to do right now. I’d rather do my thing on the coast is or where I am and play in my own team.”
Take a look at Seth Curry’s basketball journey, and it’s no surprise he’s happy to continue to chart his own course, which is what he had to do to get here. .
Despite displaying the famous Curry shot from long range during his five-year college career, unlike his father Dell and older brother, who were both first-round draft picks, Seth was not drafted in 2013.
There was a brief glimmer of hope that the two brothers would be reunited on a pitch when the Warriors signed Seth to an unsecured contract after the draft, but that was short-lived as he was waived by the ball club. 2 months later.
Seth would bounce around the league for the next two years trying to find a home, with stops in Cleveland, Memphis and Phoenix, while logging plenty of minutes in the NBA D-League, as it was then called.
Meanwhile, his older brother’s star was rising. Steph was named to his first-team All Star in 2014, before storming the league to win the first of two consecutive MVP awards in 2015.
Although this feat was the crowning achievement of his career at this point, Steph took the time to shout out to his then little-known brother, telling him and those listening to him that Seth’s time was coming.
“I’m proud of you man. We had battles growing up, you challenged me every day when we played one-on-one in the backyard. Those battles I’ll never forget,” he said. he declared to Seth, who blinked back tears in the crowd.
“Just seeing how you’ve grown and followed your career, it’s not easy having an older brother who plays in the NBA and obviously your father, and the way you deal with him is impressive.
“The sky’s the limit for you, keep doing what you’re doing and keep making the family proud.”
Steph’s words proved to be a watershed moment in Seth’s own career. Young Curry lit up the NBA Summer League in the months following that MVP speech, before signing a guaranteed deal with the Sacramento Kings that would launch what has been an incredibly successful career in the league.
Fast forward a decade later, and Seth is a lethal weapon on the pitch that can’t be ignored by full-fledged defenses.
The younger Curry is fourth overall all-time in playoff three-point percentage, having drilled more than 47% of his shots from long range in the biggest games of his career, a higher mark than the leader of all time in the game in three-pointers made, Steph.
Seth became a highly sought-after role player, capable of complementing one of the league’s biggest stars, and played with the best of the best including Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, Joel Embiid and Luka Doncic.
“He’s always been in my corner just to be honest,” he said of Steph’s 2015 MVP speech.
“It was just that he was honest and even when I was trying to get to the NBA he and my dad were right in my corner and telling me they thought I was good enough to play in the NBA. just allowed to keep that trust and keep going and keep working hard.
“That he says those words, it’s not just things he says just to blow me away, he really really means what he says.
“I try to do the same and just be in his corner like when I’m in the playoffs to watch his games. It’s good to see him get back to the top and win another championship after the tough few years. that he had as a player and that they had as a team.
“We are always in each other’s corners and want to see each other do our best.”
Despite the obvious NBA pedigree, Seth doesn’t believe a career in the league was a given, but thinks it made him more “relative” to the fans.
“I just appreciate every step of the way,” he said.
“I had to win every opportunity I had and I had to play well to have another opportunity to try to improve, so it made me appreciate where I am.
“I think it has also made me better, just playing for so many different teams, different coaches and different systems allows me to adapt to different roles and different situations.
“I think it all showed this season, being traded in the middle of the season and being able to come in and play well straight away.
“This journey has allowed me to be a better player and I appreciate every step after not knowing if I would really have the opportunity to have a career in the NBA.”
Seth has found himself in a bit of an odd position in the league, where his contract means he’s constantly involved in trades, despite his production remaining at a high level.
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After signing a four-year, $32 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks in 2019, Seth was moved twice before the contract expired.
“There are so many deals going on, you can sign a deal and be traded next month, so who knows,” he said of his impending free agency move.
“For me, I’m just trying to lock myself into this season and have fun. I would love to be in one place for a long time, but it’s not really up to me.
“I played well in Dallas and Philadelphia, exceeded my contracts and still got traded. That’s part of the game.
“There are two ends to every story and obviously there are teams that trade me, but also the team that trades for me. They want me for a reason and they feel like I can help them, so that’s where I see it.
“I understand the business, I understand that I have a valuable contract and that many teams ask me to integrate. I try to come in and do my job and try to be better every year .”
If Seth is lucky in his next home, Stephen might not be the only one in the family sporting an NBA championship ring in the near future.
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