In a display of pure class, Stephen Curry took a moment to console Devin Harris’ 9-year-old nephew, Brayden, just days after his father’s death prior to the Warriors-Mavericks game at American Airlines Center Monday night.
Harris’ brother, Bruce, died in a car crash last Thursday.
Harris didn’t play Monday and has not played since his brother’s death. He has been granted a leave of absence by the Mavericks.
The meeting was set up by Curry’s brother, Seth, a backup guard with the Mavericks, and Warriors guard Shaun Livingston, a longtime friend of Harris’, Curry told reporters after the game, per The Athletic’s Anthony Slater.
“It’s obviously sometimes hard to find the right words to say in that situation because it’s such a tough blow to the family,” said Curry, who can be seen hugging Brayden in the video. “And for him at that age, I can’t imagine what he’s going through, but the best thing I could say is to lean on his family to give him that strength to get through this tough time.
“Nobody can tell him how to feel to allow himself to get through this the best that he can, but with his family at his side and leaning on them for strength and for love, hopefully they’ll be there for him. That’s the best I can tell.”
Brayden is a fan of Curry’s. The Warriors point guard said he simply wanted to “lift his spirits as best as he can.”
In addition to consoling Brayden, Curry also autographed several items for Harris’ nephew.