Steph Curry exchanges jerseys with Neymar Jr. after Game 2
Last night, the Cleveland Cavaliers suffered a pulverizing 110-77 loss to the Golden State Warriors. After this glorifying win for Stephen Curry and his team, the 6′ 3″ point guard decided to show some love to a fan who is a prodigy in his own sport.
Neymar Jr., captain of the Brazilian national soccer team and player for FC Barcelona, was seen at the end of Game 2 trading jerseys with Curry. With a 33-point win like that, Curry seemed more than happy to swap his No. 30 to a dedicated fan and fellow all-world athlete.
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“It’s the first time we’ve met,” said Curry in a report. “Obviously a star in the soccer world, and such skill and kind of grace when he’s out there on the field, so he’s fun to watch.”
Curry certainly put on a show for Neymar as well. Last night, Curry had his highest field goal percentage of the playoffs so far, shooting 7-11 for 18 points total (.636). The last time Curry shot above 60 percent was against the Rockets in the Game 1 conference quarterfinals, where he went 8-13 for 24 points (.615).
“It’s pretty cool to know we’ve got fans all over and obviously it’s inspiring what he does on the soccer field,” said Curry.
If the Warriors can continue this dominating style of play against the Cavaliers, maybe Curry and other elated Golden State stars will swap out more jerseys with other sports icons.
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