It’s incredibly difficult for a child to comprehend a senseless situation like the death of a parent. Try as he might, Stephen Curry did his best to help:
Stephen Curry praying pregame with a kid who lost his father due to a car accident. pic.twitter.com/Fdn0C0OM0r— alex (@KDISAWARRIOR) October 24, 2017
On Monday night, the Warriors played the Mavericks and Curry was spotted ahead of the game consoling the nephew of Mavs’ guard Devin Harris. Harris’ brother died in a car accident last week, and he spoke to the media about it before the game:
"I lost my brother tragically and it's been a tough week," Harris said to several media members in the Mavericks’ locker room with his nephew at his side. "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."
Harris brought his nephew to the game as an attempt to take their minds off what was happening at home, hard as it might be. What he didn’t expect was how much time and care Curry was willing to give. He spoke with the boy in the tunnel before waving off the rest of the Warriors’ pregame shootaround to head back to the locker room. After the game he spoke about the moment:
Steph Curry on what message he gave to Devin Harris' nephew during their pregame meeting (his father died recently) pic.twitter.com/YupKFFTTGn— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 24, 2017
It will take a long time before the pain begins to subside for the Harris family, but kudos to Steph for trying to lighten its load — at least for a few moments.