DALLAS — The emotions struck Stephen Curry. Ones that bode more significance than frustration over a Warriors loss, anger over a no-call or regret over an ejection and fine for throwing his mouthpiece.
Before the Warriors’ win over the Mavericks on Monday, Curry became emotional for another reason. He met with Mavericks guard Devin Harris and his nephew, Brayden, a week after Brayden’s father was killed in a car accident.
“It’s obviously sometimes hard to find the right words to say in that situation,” Curry said. “It’s a tough blow to the family. For him at that age, I can’t imagine what he’s going through. But the best thing I can say is lean on his family and to give him that strength to get through this tough time.”
As much as Curry considered that advice important, the Warriors’ guard also wanted Brayden to grieve on his own terms.
“Nobody can tell him how to feel,” Curry said. “He just needs to allow himself to get through the best he can with his family at his side and lean on them for strength and support. Hopefully they’ll be there for them. That’s the best I can tell him.”
Curry tried to do more than that. Warriors guard Shaun Livingston and Curry’s younger brother, Mavericks guard Seth Curry, helped facilitate the visit with Stephen Curry since Brayden Harris idolized him. Curry sounded humbled and empathetic.
“There’s no right thing to say in that situation,” Curry said. “But we try to show him there’s a lot of people thinking about him and praying for him and for the entire family to know how tough of a situation this is.”
Source:: The Mercury News