STEPHEN Curry has inspired a lot of kids with his accomplishments in the NBA, and he continued to be an inspiring figure to one particular 9-year-old on Monday as the Golden State Warriors star consoled Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris’ nephew Brayden, who lost his father last week in a car accident.
Before the Warriors played the Mavs in Dallas, Curry took a break from his pre-game routine to give comfort to the grieving Brayden, whose father Bruce, passed away Thursday due to injuries suffered in a car crash.
The touching scene was made possible through Shaun Livingston, a close friend of Harris, and Curry’s brother Seth, who plays for Dallas. Curry, Brayden’s favorite player, also autographed some stuff as a gift for the kid.
“It's obviously hard to find the right words to say in that situation because it's such a tough blow to the family. At that age, I can’t imagine what he’s going through. The best thing I can say is to lean on his family to give him that strength to get through this tough time,” said Curry, talking to reporters after the game won by the Warriors.
“Nobody can tell him how to feel. 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, support and love. Hopefully they’ll be there for him. That’s the best I can tell him,” added the Golden State guard.
The veteran guard Harris made his first trip to American Airlines Center after the death of his 38-year-old brother. He remained on indefinite leave from the Mavs, but decided to watch the game from the sidelines to give his nephew some comfort in watching his favorite player up close.
“I lost my brother tragically and it's been a tough week. The family is taking it pretty hard, as you would expect them to. Probably the toughest thing I've had to deal with, dealing with myself, trying to explain it to his kids, my kids. It's just been tough,” said Harris.