Life inside the NBA Bubble is making Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry jealous. In a recent story in the New York Times, Curry tells Marc Stein that he has a serious case of FOMO. And while Curry is resigned to watch the games from his couch, he is still more connected than most to what is happening at Disney World.
Even though Steph is at home, his brother, Seth Curry, is locked down in Orlando with the Dallas Mavericks. They younger Curry serves as a kind of lifeline for his superstar brother. Not only does his relationship with Seth keep Steph close to the action, the elder Curry is actively rooting for his brother and the Mavericks.
“For most of my career, I’m usually the one who’s been home watching Steph late in the season,” Seth Curry said. “Now it’s the other way around and I’m still at work. I can tell it’s a little tough on him.”
If the Mavericks can spring a first-round playoff upset — they will likely play the Clippers, whose coach, Doc Rivers, is Seth Curry’s father-in-law — Stephen Curry said he may push to make Seth’s short list of family members allowed to enter the bubble after Aug. 30. Failing that, Stephen Curry said, he is serious about wearing one of Seth Curry’s No. 30 Mavericks jerseys as a virtual fan for an upcoming game.
The internet would likely go crazy seeing Steph in a Mavericks jersey. Photoshops of him with Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis would undoubtedly flood Twitter. And frankly, as absurd as the notion of the Currys joining forces in Dallas is, it’s fun to entertain.
Yet, while Steph is tuning in, he hasn’t been able to see his brother play much. Seth has missed three of the seven games the Mavs have played in the bubble. The team listed him out against the Portland Trail Blazers Tuesday night with a leg injury. It’s an issue that’s apparently been nagging him throughout his time in Orlando.
Steph has a few more opportunities to catch his brother in action. The Mavericks play the Phoenix Suns in their final seeding game on Thursday. After that, Seth will be in the playoffs for at least four more games. You can bet Steph will be watching and cheering him on.