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Why haven't Steph and Seth Curry been teammates on the Warriors?

There's a pretty simple explanation actually.

Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers has a podcast named "Go Off," and that's where Seth shared the details.

"Honestly, I've thought about it. Earlier in my career, I had some opportunities to play on the Warriors and go there and obviously take a much lesser role," Seth said. "I always turned them down because I never really wanted to play on his (Steph's) team.

"I'd rather compete against him. I'm going to be compared to him and somewhat in his shadow whether I'm on his team or not, so it's going to multiply if I were on the same team, so I like to create my own path and do my own thing."

There's nothing wrong with that and it's very admirable. Seth had to fight for everything he's gotten.

After two years in the G League -- he spent 2013-14 with the Santa Cruz Warriors and 2014-15 with the Erie BayHawks --  he finally got his first extended NBA opportunity with the Sacramento Kings in 2015-16.

He then signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks in 2016 and missed the entire 2017-18 season because of a left leg injury, before joining the Portland Trail Blazers on a two-year deal worth $5.6 million in 2018.

 

Last summer, Seth declined his player option with the Blazers and returned to the Mavs on a four-year contract that will pay him a guaranteed $32 million.

He did his own thing, and it paid off in a big way.

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Did Steph ever push Seth to join the Warriors?

"He's kind of been the other way, too," Seth told Rivers. "He's kind of pushed me the other way -- in the other direction. He wants me to create my own path, do my thing.

"He knows what kind of pressure I get under when compared against him. He knows what it would be like."

Now that's some brotherly love.

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And in case you're curious, Seth married Callie Rivers -- Austin's younger sister -- last September.

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W I F E. Happy Birthday to the one that does both!

 

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“When you hear your sister is dating an NBA player, you’re like, ‘Oh s--t,'"Austin told Marc Spears of The Undefeated last April. “NBA players travel a lot. There is a reputation. You don’t want your sister to get hurt.

"But when I heard it was Seth, I was relieved because he is one of the guys that act the right way.”

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