Last offseason, the Sacramento Kings agreed to terms with and then signed Seth Curry, the younger brother of reigning NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Stephen Curry. The deal was worth $2 million for two years and included a player option for the second year (which he declined), and after impressing folks with a solid string of play in April, he managed to sign a similar deal with the Dallas Mavericks.
While the Kings didn’t officially adding the Currys to the list of brothers who have played in league (Seth already had four career games under his belt), they did bring the brothers the closest they’ve been since they were both a part of the Golden State organization (Seth, however, was unable to get called up from the Warriors D-League affiliate).
On the surface, the gulf between the two Currys is about as large as the one between their two respective teams — Stephen, in addition to being the reigning MVP, is the leader of an NBA Championship team, while Seth is a veteran of 10-day contracts and went from a team whose biggest recent headlines involved a bitter dispute between head coach George Karl and star player DeMarcus Cousins (and owner Vivek Ranadive) and repeated swings and misses in attempts to land high profile players with their cap room (though they eventually did land Rajon Rondo) to a team that’s trying to ride out the end of Dirk Nowitzki’s career with some dignity.
That being said, the Currys are hardly the first pair of NBA brothers to be a little imbalanced in the skills department. It’s also worth mentioning that having played at Duke and just being an NBA player at all means that Seth Curry is better at the game than about 99.9% of the people on this planet.
Still, no one is going to confuse these guys with the Gasols. To that end, it’s fun take a look at some examples of unequally distributed superstar talent. Including Steph and Seth, here are five of the most prominent.