OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Sonya Curry faces a big decision this week — What jersey does she wear to Game One of the NBA Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trailblazers?
She could wear a Warriors No. 30 jersey in support of her son, Steph, or the choice could be a No. 31 Portland jersey in support of her son, Seth. What’s a mom to do.
The Currys are the seventh pair of brothers to face off in the NBA playoffs, and the first ever to face off in the Western Conference Finals.
“I talked to him last night (before the Trailblazers Game 7 showdown with Denver) and then he texted me right after the game,” Seth told reporters. “He said — ‘I’ll see you Tuesday.’ I’m looking forward to it.”
Seth Curry has been a key contributor off the Portland bench and has been shooting from the three-point line better in the playoffs than his older and more famous brother. Seth has hit on 15-of-36 from beyond the arc for a 41.6 percent while Steph has had an icy touch, hitting on 45 of 116 for 37.1 percent.
There will also likely be times the two brothers will be guarding each other, turning the conference finals into a pickup game on the driveway of their boyhood home.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Seth said. “It’s hard to believe right now. For so many years I watched Steph play in the Western Conference Finals, the NBA Finals, being in the crowd. It’s going top be fun to be out there on the court, competing, to get to the Finals.”
Oakland product and Portland Trailblazer Damian Lillard said he wasn’t excited about the Curry vs. Curry plotline of the conference finals.
“Not really. I mean, it’s cool that brothers get to play in the Western Conference Finals. I think that’s a pretty cool story,” said Lillard. “The parents have to decide which side they’re gonna take. But I wouldn’t say I’m looking forward to the match-up. It’s still our team versus their team.”
On the Warriors side, the attitude was decidedly different.
“They’re like the royal family of the NBA,” said Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr Monday. “It’s incredible.”
Also chiming in on this fraternal match-up for the first time Monday was Stephen Curry.
“It’s kind of crazy to think we’re on this stage,” the Warriors guard said. “And get to play in front of our family, and just the happiness and joy that comes with that is crazy.”
“It’s a dream come true for us two, but our family is going to have a lot of fun too,” he said.
Especially, Sonya Curry and her wardrobe choice.
Wilson Walker contributed to this report.