Stephen Curry earns his soccer stripes
Three-time NBA Champion Stephen Curry just became an honorary member of the Tottenham Hotspur F.C. The Warriors superstar was spotted at the Wembley Stadium and was presented with his own Spurs jersey right before their Premiere League showdown with Liverpool.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 15, 2018
However, it seems that two-time NBA MVP’s presence did not provide a good luck charm to the club, as Curry’s Spurs eventually fell to LeBron James’ Reds, 2-1 – the new Los Angeles Lakers forward is a famous supporter of Liverpool.
It looks like the basketball rivalry between the two superstars has spilled over to football as well.
Curry and James are arguably the two most popular and influential stars in the NBA right now. The two topped jersey sales for the 2017-2018 season, with the Warriors guard earning top honors for the third consecutive season.
Moreover, they were also selected by the fans to be team captains in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles, which saw the league change the traditional East-versus-West format for the annual exhibition, and instead adopted a draft-type format as the stars rounded out their respective rosters.
The rivalry between the two stems from 2015 as the two have met in the Finals for four consecutive years, with Curry and the Warriors getting the upper hand over LeBron and his Cavs thrice.
They look to continue on with their rivalry, this time, with LeBron hopping over to the Western Conference with the L.A. Lakers. It remains to be seen whether the best player on the planet can carry his young core of Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, and Kyle Kuzma past the juggernaut Warriors.