Stephen Curry had a funny reaction to guarding his little brother, Seth Curry, in the Western Conference finals

  • Stephen Curry and his little brother, Seth Curry, are playing each other in the Western Conference Finals.
  • Curry told ESPN's Rachel Nichols that when he's guarding Seth, he struggles to stay competitive, saying he contests Seth's shots hard "so it looks good on film" but that he doesn't mind if they go in.
  • The Curry family has been split in rooting for the two brothers, with the NBA players' parents wearing alternate jerseys to games.
  • Curry said he hopes the "weird" feeling subsides as the series goes on, but he's not counting on it.
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Stephen Curry and Seth Curry are the first brothers in the NBA to play each other in the conference finals, and it has created an awkward dynamic.

Speaking with ESPN's Rachel Nichols, Curry admitted that in Game 1 of the Golden State Warriors' series against the Portland Trail Blazers, he had "mixed feelings" about playing Seth, especially when guarding him.

Curry recalled a play where Seth had a corner 3-pointer in front of the Warriors bench. Curry said he couldn't help but contest the shot but didn't mind if it went in.

"I was like, 'I'll be okay if he makes this one,'" Curry said. "I'm gonna still contest really hard so it looks good on film, but I might be okay with him making it."

Curry said he could "care less" when he's on offense, however, because he wants to score, regardless of who is guarding him.

"I need to get my buckets," he said.

The dynamic has the entire Curry family split, with the NBA players' parents, Dell and Sonya, flipping a coin to decide who would wear which team's jersey to Game 1. Sonya ultimately wore a Blazers jersey while Dell wore a Warriors jersey.

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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 16: Seth Curry #31 of the Portland Trail Blazers controls the ball against Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors in game two of the NBA Western Conference Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 16, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry, right, watches his shot next to Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 14: Seth Curry #31 of the Portland Trail Blazers defends Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during the first half in game one of the NBA Western Conference Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 14, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 14: Seth Curry #31 of the Portland Trail Blazers defends Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during the first half in game one of the NBA Western Conference Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 14, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 14: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors talks with brother Seth Curry #31 of the Portland Trail Blazers in game one of the NBA Western Conference Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 14, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 14: Dell Curry and Sonya Curry, parents of Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors (not pictured) and Seth Curry #31 of the Portland Trail Blazers (not pictured) attend game one of the NBA Western Conference Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 14, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, guards his brother, Portland Trail Blazers' Seth Curry, during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Dell Curry, top left, and his wife, Sonya, second from left, the parents of Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry, watch from their seats next to Ayesha Curry during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals between the Warriors and the Trail Blazers in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Ayesha Curry is the wife of Stephen Curry. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Dell Curry, left, and his wife, Sonya, center, the parents of Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry, laugh next to Ayesha Curry during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals between the Warriors and the Trail Blazers in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Ayesha Curry is the wife of Stephen Curry. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Curry told Nichols that during Game 1, he yelled up to his mom, "Who you with?!" to mock her attire. He said he may have to ignore his family when they go to Portland for Games 3 and 4.

Despite the in-game competitiveness, Curry said he was rooting hard for Seth and the Blazers during their Game 7 win over the Denver Nuggets in the semifinals. Curry told Nichols that he was cheering and yelling for the Blazers, even reacting when Blazers guard C.J. McCollum made several shots to lift the team to the win.

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"I was part of the Portland faithful for a little bit," Curry said.

Curry said he hopes that, as the series goes on, the "weird" feeling of playing his brother subsides, but he's not counting on it. Curry said he can't turn off his "human nature" to cheer for his Seth, even with the NBA Finals on the line.

Watch the segment of the interview below:

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