Brotherly love: How big of a shadow has Stephen Curry cast over his brother Seth?

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Just how difficult is it living in a brother's shadow in the NBA? For some, it is the yardstick for what they strive to become. For others, the glare of their siblings shining star can leave them startled and forever in their shadow.

Which category does Seth Curry fall into? The 26-year-old is only two years younger than his sensational brother Stephen, but their accomplishments on the hardwood are worlds apart.

Stephen is a one-time NBA champion with the Golden State Warriors, a two-time and currently, back-to-back MVP, the first-ever unanimous MVP winner and he holds numerous all-time records in three-point shooting.

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Seth is, well, Steph's brother.

Make no mistake about it, Seth is a talented player. He is a two-time D-League all-star and made the 2015 All-NBA D-League First Team. Clearly, the son of Dell Curry is too good for the D-League level, but is he good enough for the NBA?

Despite extremely brief spells with Memphis, Cleveland and Phoenix since he graduated from Duke in 2013, Seth's first real run at the big time came with the Sacramento Kings last season.

He averaged 6.8 points, 1.5 assists and 1.4 rebounds during 15.7 minutes on the floor across 44 games. However, it was his end of season form that really caught some eyes.

Seth made a career-high six three-pointers during a 114–112 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in April. Two days later, he recorded his first career double-double with 20 points and a staggering career-high 15 assists as the Kings defeated the Phoenix Suns 105–101.

Now granted, games against the Kings in April at the moment have an air of the-holidays-are-nearly-here about them, but Seth still showed what he can do when given a starting role on the floor.

The Dallas Mavericks recognised as much and handed the point guard a $6 million, two-year deal in free agency this summer. J.J Barea and Deron Williams stand in his way at the American Airlines Arena, but with both men 32-years-old, Seth will certainly see some playing time next term.

Of course, he's not the first brother to follow in some lofty footsteps. Look at the Gasol brothers; together for Spain they have 2 FIBA European Championships, 1 FIBA World Championship and 2 Olympic silver finishes to their name, but, in the NBA, they have never been teammates.

Pau is the oldest and most distinguished. He was the shining light of the Memphis Grizzlies until the Lakers traded for him in 2008. Who did they send in return? His recently drafted brother, Marc.

Pau went on to win two NBA championships alongside Kobe Bryant and has recently secured a move to the San Antonio Spurs to fill Tim Duncan's void. Marc was the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year, but at five years younger than Pau, he has time to boast a CV like his older brother. Interestingly, like Pau, he might need to make a move to do so.

The Plumlee brothers, the Morris twins, the Dragic brothers and then Zeller brothers are all in the midst of their NBA careers trying to establish themselves as the Steph to their brother's Seth.

The question is, can Seth emerge like the Marc to his brother's Pau?

Marc Gasol
Memphis Grizzlies
Southwest Division
Western Conference
Stephen Curry
Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
Pau Gasol
Chicago Bulls
Central Division
Eastern Conference

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