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Curry brothers carry rivalry into Warriors camp

  • Golden State Warriors' Seth Curry smiles as he answers questions during NBA basketball media day on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

OAKLAND — Seth Curry was walking around the Golden State Warriors practice court during media day festivities Friday when a stranger struck up a conversation.

A few minutes later, the rookie realized he had been mistaken for somebody else — older brother Stephen Curry. He quickly corrected their mistake.

"Sometimes I let them keep going," he joked.

Seth has spent most of his life being compared to Stephen. He wouldn't mind looking like his brother on the court starting Saturday, when the Warriors open training camp with both on the roster.

The sons of former NBA player Dell Curry competed at everything from basketball to video games growing up. Born two years apart, their careers are far removed from each other now.

Stephen, 25, elevated his game to star status by leading the Warriors to the second round of the playoffs last season. Seth, 23, went undrafted out of Duke after undergoing surgery on his right knee/shin and is competing for a spot backing up his brother at point guard, which might be the most intriguing competition in camp if he can be anywhere near the level he played at in college.

Even if it's for only a few weeks, playing on the same NBA team is a unique opportunity for both. They haven't played together since Seth's sophomore year at Charlotte Christian School.

Stephen moved on to Davidson the following year and turned heads in the NCAA tournament. Seth played one season at Liberty before transferring to Duke, where he dazzled for two years and disappeared at times during his senior season because of injuries, which sidelined him for predraft workouts.

While it might seem like a long shot, both believe Seth has a great chance to make the roster.

"I don't think the Warriors would sign him if they didn't think so either," Stephen said. "Maybe they paid more attention to him because he's my brother, but nobody's going to throw money and an opportunity at somebody if they don't think he's got an opportunity to make the team out of camp and help the team down the road."

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