Stephen Curry took a jab at his own defense during a pre-series interview with the media, noting the longtime sibling rivalry he has enjoyed with his brother, Seth Curry, who is an integral part of the the team the Golden State Warriors will face in this upcoming series.

Via Drew Shiller of NBC Sports Bay Area:

“It got pretty heated at times, like it does with brothers,” Steph told reporters after practice Monday, a day prior to facing up against the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals. “He always accused me of cheating when I didn’t give him foul calls and all that type of stuff.

“So, pretty standard relationship in that sense.”

It wouldn’t be surprising if those same tactics will be used again throughout this series, as the two face off with the most they’ve ever had at stake when taking on one another:

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“There was one game this past season where he sent me a picture of me defending him and I was reaching across his body,” Steph explained. “He’s like, ‘Still to this day they won’t call a foul on you when it’s me.’

“I guess that’s not hard to believe with how much I foul in general, right?”


The back-to-back MVP has accumulated four or more fouls in eight of 12 postseason games, and his lackluster defense has become a talking point among coaches who will certainly target him early in the game in hopes to make him rack up fouls.

Seth and Steph are bound to guard each other at some point throughout the game, so it wouldn’t be surprising to have the youngest pump fake his older brother constantly in order to reel in a favorable foul call and swing the game to his team’s favor.