Steph Curry, who plays for the Golden State Warriors, is a major superstar who is outspoken about his faith and his love of the game. He is a hero to many young wanna-be NBA players. One young boy caught his attention, and Curry did something remarkable that was all caught on camera.
Devin Harris, who plays for the Dallas Mavericks - and the team Curry was playing against at a recent matchup - had recently received terrible news that his older brother, Bruce Harris, had died in a late-night car crash. Because of that, he chose to sit out this weekend’s game, but he brought his nephew, nine-year-old Brayden, with him to the game to take his mind off of everything going on at home.
Curry got the word, from his younger brother Seth who plays for the Mavericks, that Steph was the young boy's favorite player. A meet-and-greet was set up before the game started, for Curry to meet Brayden.
What was caught on camera touched so many people's lives, evidenced by the care and compassion the NBA star had for the nine-year-old. It is so sweet to see the interaction between the two in the midst of such a difficult time. I know meeting Curry did not take away the pain of losing his father, but hopefully, it eased it for a while.
“It’s obviously sometimes hard to find the right words to say in that situation,” Curry said. “It’s a tough blow to the family. For him at that age, I can’t imagine what he’s going through. But the best thing I can say is to lean on his family and to give him that strength to get through this tough time.”
“Nobody can tell him how to feel,” he added. “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 and support. Hopefully, they’ll be there for them. That’s the best I can tell him.”
According to USA Today Sports, Bruce Harris was in a disabled vehicle when another driver hit him from behind, and the car with Harris inside caught on fire. He died as a result of his injuries.
We are praying for Devin, Brayden, and the rest of the Harris family as they walk the process of grief after losing their brother, dad, son, husband, and friend.