Sonya and Dell reppin’ the split Curry jerseys 🔥😂 pic.twitter.com/hgUgtvoKBy
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) May 14, 2019
It’s been decided who the Curry parents are rooting for when their sons Steph and Seth face off in the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday. After flipping a coin pregame, Sonya Curry will be repping Seth and Portland, while Dell will be giving love to Steph and Golden State. Despite that, both showed up to the arena wearing split jerseys.
Dell and Sonya Curry plan to attend every game, sitting with Stephen’s wife Ayesha at Warriors home games and with Seth’s fiance Callie Rogers when the Blazers host.
But Dell, who played 16 seasons in the NBA and is currently a TV analyst for the Charlotte Hornets, said the entire situation is just a bit unnerving for him.
“I normally don’t get nervous for games when either one of them play,” he said. “But I got a little nervous knowing how they’re going to play against each other.”
As hard as this will be on the parents, Dell knows it will be even more difficult for his sons.
“It’s going to be tough to put everything aside and battle each other because as siblings they want each other to do well,” Dell said. “They watch each other’s games and cheer for each other.”
Earlier this year, the Curry boys competed against each other in the 3-point shootout at the All-Star game in their hometown of Charlotte, with 31-year-old Steph getting the best of his younger brother.
Seth, 28, said it’s hard to believe they’ll now meet in the playoffs.
“So many years I’ve watched Steph play in the Western Conference final, the NBA Finals, being in the crowd,” Seth Curry said. “It’s going to be fun to be out there on the court, competing, to get to that final. It’s a dream come true for us, but our families are going to have a lot of fun as well.”
Steph Curry has been to the NBA Finals four times, winning three with the Warriors. This is his brother’s first playoff run.
“It would be great for Seth to get a (championship) ring, but we can’t root for one son over the other,” 54-year-old Dell Curry said. “We’re just going to let it play out and have fun watching them both play.”
Dell said it’s been fun, and exhausting.
The Currys have been jetting around the country for the last month on commercial flights, back and forth between Oakland, Portland, Los Angeles, Denver and Houston to see their sons play. They’ve attended 21 of their sons’ combined 24 playoff games, only missing two Blazers’ first-round games in Oklahoma City and one second-round game in Denver.
Sometimes, they wake up in a hotel unsure of what city they’re in.
“Everybody says to us, ‘you guys have to be tired,’” Dell said. “I’m like, well, we’ll probably sleep for a week when it’s over.”