The Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics last week to claim their most recent championship.
Stephen Curry was stellar in the winning effort, leading his team to a definitive victory and capturing the NBA Finals MVP trophy along the way.
Given that Finals MVP was the lone remaining accomplishment that had eluded Steph up to this point, him getting the honor cemented his place in NBA lore for a lot of past doubters. Not the racist ones like Skip Bayless, but definitely a lot of others.
Shortly after Steph won his fourth ring in eight years, his brother Seth Curry took to social media and got brutally honest about what had just happened:
Don’t talk about Steph again unless it’s in a convo with the time great PLAYERS!! And i mean a hand full of people to ever touch a basketball.
— Seth Curry (@sdotcurry) June 17, 2022
With Twitter being what it is these days, reactions to Seth’s commentary poured in immediately:
Players greater than Steph:
Jordan, Kareem, Bird, Shaq, Kobe, Lebron, Duncan, Wilt, Russell, Magic, Durant, Giannis (eventually), Hakeem, Oscar, Malone….
Do I need to keep going?
— Dawson Hoff “D1” (@dawson_hoff) June 17, 2022
You are right there with him pic.twitter.com/dJPQaywdnO
— Philly Sports Sufferer (@mccrystal_alex) June 17, 2022
Greatest shooter of all time. One of the greatest players of all time.
— Chris Lehmann (@chrislehmann) June 17, 2022
Not in a same conversation with Lebron tho.
— 𝙰𝙼𝙶𝙵𝙰𝙻𝙲𝙰𝙾 (@amgbussiness) June 17, 2022
Kyrie is better than Steph, plus ratio
— Matt (@NeverBowDown247) June 17, 2022
Go play with him then we don’t talk like that over here on the nets buddy idc if that’s ya brother homie
— Shizz_BB (@LinksShizz) June 17, 2022
Relax, buddy. If not for KD and sitting out an entire season to get a high pick he would have one title. But go off. You’ll never win or be even close to 4.
— Ron Berard Jr. (@Big_x_Ron) June 17, 2022
But Seth has rarely been this publicly effusive with his praise.
Steph and Seth have had several special moments over the past year. One particularly noteworthy one was Steph’s emotional message to his brother amid their parents’ messy divorce.
Ayesha knows how to celebrate. https://t.co/i7tezKVDVN
— Game 7 (@game7__) June 19, 2022
This is another.
Getting praise from strangers is nice, but there is something truly unique about getting respect and adoration from your family.
Seth’s tweet must have felt great for Steph. The perfect cherry atop an already-incredible week.