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The Curry family is no stranger to friendly sports wagers — Stephen Curry and Dell Curry have had an ongoing golf bet involving a jump into Lake Tahoe — and Seth Curry’s first 3-point contest appearance is no different.
It seems the two brothers have decided to place a wager on Saturday night’s 3-point competition and loser has to buy tickets for the entire family anytime Stephen and Seth’s teams face off during the season.
The catch? They’ll have to buy that family pack of tickets for the rest of their NBA careers.
“Family’s obviously big for us, like support, so we kind of wanted to weave that into the bet,” Stephen said during an All-Star practice.
If it doesn’t seem like tickets to every Stephen vs. Seth matchup would add up to much, apparently it does. Stephen told reporters that “the stakes are high considering how many people show up for our games.” (But let’s just not get into the fact that Stephen is on a five-year, $201 million deal with the Golden State Warriors, while Seth is on a one-year, $2.8 million contract with the Trail Blazers.)
Stephen stated his brother is “very confident” going into the 3-point competition, but Seth has his work cut out for him: Stephen won that very contest just four years ago.
Despite that, Stephen “knows for a fact” that the family is pulling for the younger Curry — but Stephen is still looking to pull the upset.
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This year’s All-Star game is taking place in the Curry family’s hometown of Charlotte, N.C. which has been a homecoming for the entire family. The Curry Family Foundation held an event Friday to unveil the refurbished Carole Hoefener Center, where the whole family divided up into separate teams, pairing up with their significant others in a shooting contest as part of the festivities.
This time, however, it wasn’t Stephen, Seth or even Dell Curry who brought the house down with a basket; instead, the crowd and the Curry family erupted into cheers when Sonya Curry landed a last-minute, half-court shot … underhanded.
San Francisco Chronicle writer Connor Letourneau contributed to this report.
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