Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry has lived in the shadow of his lethal shooting big brother basically his entire life. While Seth has had an on again off again relationship with the NBA, Stephen Curry has risen to the top of his profession. For Seth, his existence is like being one of the Jackson Five. Tito, Jermaine, Randy…doesn’t really matter. Whatever Seth accomplishes in his pro career will never reach the heights of his iconic bro.
On February 16th at NBA All-Star weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina. Seth has a rare opportunity to steal the spotlight from his more heralded brother when they faceoff for the first time in the 3-pt shooting contest.
The Curry brothers will compete against each other in the 3-point contest in front of their hometown fans in Charlotte. https://t.co/ahGad16kc4
Both players were taught by the same guy growing up. Father Dell Curry was also known as one of the game’s prolific shooters, finishing a 16-year-career in 2002 as the Charlotte Hornets’ all-time leader in points (9,839) and three-point field goals made (929).
There’s no doubt that Seth and Steph understand the art of the long-range bomb. Steph, however, is better at executing other aspects of the game. Steph’s changed the entire offensive culture of NBA basketball. This is a tough act for Seth, who has been on six different NBA squads in six seasons, to follow.
All-Star weekend will be an opportunity for Seth to finally prove whether or not he can shoot like his big bro. He’s had some decent games when their respective squads have matched up in the past.
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Adding major intrigue to the event is the fact that the brothers will be squaring off in Charlotte, their hometown.
The NBA has not released the full field of competitors for the All-Star Saturday Night events, but early reports say Portland’s Damian Lillard, Sacramento’s Buddy Hield and legendary Dirk Nowitzki (making his farewell tour) will also participate.
Curry has already done the event five times. The event is a first for Seth who has all of the incentive in the world to win. Never has he had such a visible opportunity to outshine his brother on the hardwood.
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If you take a peek at the stats, Seth is actually outshooting his two-time league MVP brother from three this season, shooting a career-best 48 percent from 3-point range on 137 of 322 attempts. The iconic Steph is shooting 44.4 percent (191 of 430). Both rank behind James Harden in number of 3-pointers made this season (220).
I don’t think brothers have ever faced off in the NBA All-Star weekend 3-point contest before so there’s a lot of history going on in Charlotte. The competition probably means a lot more to Seth than his brother Steph who is already considered the best to ever do it regardless of how he fares in this contest.