The Curry rivalry is about to reach new heights


They went at each other as kids on their home court. As preteens they went one-on-one full court at the Toronto Raptors practice facility while their dad was at work. They played pick-up games around the way as teenagers and college students. Every summer lately, they workout together, keeping each other sharp.

Now, brothers Stephen and Seth Curry, are facing off in training camp. The older a bonafide stud, the younger trying to prove he belongs at this level.

Think it’ll be different?

“We’ll see when practice comes around,” Seth said while flashing a sneaky smile. “I think so. We’ll see how it goes in an organized, practice setting.”

If there is anyone who know full well the talent of Steph Curry, it’s his brother Seth, the former Duke star who went undrafted thanks largely to a shin injury. And if there is anyone who knows how to go at the Warriors’ starting point guard, his tendencies and weaknesses, it’s his brother Seth.

That’s why Seth, who is wearing No. 3,  said he looks forward to taking their lifelong rivalry to a new level. Sure, he’s younger and smaller. But they’ve had the greatest times together on the court all their life. He expects this to be special.

“Absolutely,” said Seth, who has no problem raving about his big brother. “Put aside that he’s my brother, that’s one of the top 5 point guards in the league. Being able to play against him every day in practice — and guys like Toney Dougals, who is one of the best in the league defensively — is only going to make me better.”


Marcus Thompson