From the "other Curry" to Seth; the headband journey of Seth Curry
On All-Star weekend 2017, Steph Curry, the man whose fashion style is just as fearless as his three-point shot, deciding to add something new to his on-court gear. Enter headband Steph. NBA fans would show him no mercy, roasting the headband right off his head, not because he did not look cool in it (he actually did), but simply put, he was not the headband Curry, that is his brother Seth.
Seth Curry, brother to Steph, is an NBA player who recently played for the Dallas Mavericks but know plays for Philadelphia 76ers, whose strengths are a family affair, long range marksmanship from outside the three-point range. However, Seth has evolved from being just an elite shooter to becoming a pesky defender with great on-court vision and an eye for a good pass. Just like his father and brother, Seth is an absolute reaper from behind the arc, but unlike the two senior Currys, he has a headband game that is just as tight and has become part of his on-court identity.
The Story of Seth Curry
Seth Curry started out his pro path playing basketball for Charlotte Christian School, drawing attention with his average of 20+ points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, in his senior year, but not enough to prick the big colleges. Liberty University would see something in him and offer him a scholarship. Curry rewarded that faith by breaking the freshman scoring record in the Big South Conference, and Duke would come calling. At Duke he would play behind Kyrie Irving and would go on to make the All-ACC and second-team All-American. Going undrafted in 2013, Curry would bounce around the NBA and D-League (now G-League), playing for Memphis, the Santa Cruz Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Phoenix, never playing more than 3 games for any official NBA team until he signed with the Sacramento Kings in the 2015-16 season.
Enter Headband Seth
Starting out as a point guard in a league that already had a plethora of talent at that position, Seth Curry slowly found his role to be a spark off the bench. A ball handler who could create his own shot and be a pest on defence. His headband story and rise, however, would not begin until week 34 of the 2015-16 season, when Curry will play efficient minutes against his former team, the Phoenix Suns. Rocking a headband, Curry said in an interview that having a good game in a headband made him decide to just go with it until he had a bad game, athlete superstition. Well, he would not have a bad game till the end of the season, shooting below 50% from the field and three-point range, only a combined three times in the last nine games of the season.
Since then, the headband has been part of Curry's court look and his career has only grown in leaps and bounds, coming out of the shadow of being Dell's son and the other Curry, to be his own man, even leading the NBA in career three point percentage ahead of his brother Steph. Curry now plays for Philadelphia 76ers after transferring from the Dallas Mavericks, where he was part of an exciting backcourt unit that includes Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr, Delon Wright, Jalen Brunson, and the veteran, J. J Barea.
Big things were expected from the Mavericks but now with the Philadelphia 76ers an evolved Seth Curry who Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban says is the kind of guy you want forever as part of your team, (what happened) and even affectionately nicknamed Swaggy Swag. One thing is for certain however, the headband is part of Seth Curry's identity and confidence on the court.