Beloved NBA star Steph Curry took a moment before his game against the Dallas Mavericks Monday night to console a young boy who had just lost his father in a vehicle accident. The boy is seen in grief with his head down as Curry offered support. The NBA fined Curry $50,000, saying in a release that Curry threw his mouthpiece "in the direction of a game official" before getting ejected with 43.6 seconds remaining of Saturday's loss in Memphis. For him at that age, I can't imagine what he's going through.
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 auto crash. "But best thing I could say was to lean on his family to give him that strength to get through this tough time". Hopefully they'll be there for them. "That's the best I can tell him", added the Golden State guard. "But we try to show him there's a lot of people thinking about him and praying for him and for the entire family to know how tough of a situation this is".
Devin Harris, who attended Monday's game but did not play, reflected on his brother's death.
In addition to consoling Brayden, Curry also autographed several items for Harris' nephew. "The family is taking it pretty hard, as you would expect them to".
In the meantime, he said the time was right to be with his extended family - his teammates. I spend every day with them, so just to be able to be around them has to be a healing them for me as well. Harris invited his nephew to the game in order to help him take his mind off the sudden and tragic death of his father, and Curry made some time to try and console the youngster as his grieved. His is pictured on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.