When the Golden State Warriors face the Portland Trail Blazers tonight in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, there will be a little history made regardless of the game’s outcome.
As reported by Elias when the Blazers advanced past the Denver Nuggets, Steph Curry and brother Seth will become the first siblings to face off against each other in a conference finals series.
Per @EliasSports, Warriors guard Stephen Curry & Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry are the first brothers ever to meet in the conference finals and the first brothers to play against each other in any round since Marc Gasol (Grizzlies) & Pau Gasol (Spurs) in the 2017 First Round.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) May 12, 2019
Of course, that created a dilemma for the Curry’s parents: who do they support?
As reported by Ali Thanawalla of NBC Sports Bay Area, the Curry’s had a coin flip to decide who would wear what jersey — the most neutral way possible to both support sons on opposing sides without having to pick favorites. In the end, Dell Curry ended up getting Steph’s jersey to wear while Sonya Curry will wear Seth’s jersey.
Sonya and Dell reppin’ the split Curry jerseys pic.twitter.com/hgUgtvoKBy— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) May 14, 2019
But of course, that’s all fluff; on the court, Steve Kerr was able to exploit the annals of sibling rivalry video for scouting purposes. Apparently, deep study reveals that the Warriors should force Seth Curry left.
Steve Kerr said the Warriors played video a few years ago during film study of the Curry brothers going at each other when Stephen was 8 and Seth was 6. Seth went right around Stephen to his right, so Kerr told Stephen to make Seth go left.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) May 14, 2019
Young Steph and Seth Curry play 1-on-1 against each other in 2002.— Timeless Sports (@timelesssports_) May 14, 2019
Tonight, @StephenCurry30 & @sdotcurry face off in the Western Conference Finals. ✊️ pic.twitter.com/ouHX3SkfN2
This should be a fun series — let’s enjoy it.