CJ McCollum's late-game dagger didn't just lift the Trailblazers to their first Western Conference Finals in two decades, it also turned the series into the ultimate test of sibling rivalry. Portland's Seth Curry and Golden State's Steph Curry will be the first set of brothers to go head-to-head in an NBA Conference Championship series. In an effort not to start a familial civil war, their parents have come up with a clever way to figure out which son they would be cheering for.
Following the Blazers' Game 7 victory, McCollum approached Dell Curry and asked him which shirt he would be wearing to the Western Conference Finals, to which Curry responded, "Gotta flip a coin." Sticking to the competitiveness that runs through their family, Dell and his wife Sonya decided that wearing split jerseys wouldn't be eventful. As a result, they decided that they would flip a coin before every game of the series to determine their attire.
But even this simple coin flip has a lot of variables. "Well, we have to flip to see who flips first," Dell explained. "There’s going to be a lot of coin flipping going on."
While this is a dilemma any parent would love to have, it is sure to be a stressful series for the Curry family no matter the outcome. Golden State will host Portland in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday. The broadcast is set for 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.