VIDEO: Warriors’ Stephen Curry gets MVP chants in Philly after upset of Joel Embiid, Sixers
Philadelphia 76ers fans were so impressed with Stephen Curry that he was met with MVP chants in the opposing team’s home court. After all, not a lot of pundits expected the struggling Golden State Warriors to defeat the mighty Sixers, 107-96, in their showdown at Wells Fargo Arena on Monday.
The two-time NBA MVP singlehandedly willed his team to victory against the Eastern Conference’s top team, going off for a game-high 49 points on 14-for-28 shooting from the floor and 10-of-17 from downtown. He also dished out five assists and collected three boards in 36 minutes.
With the game already decided with under 30 ticks remaining in regulation, Curry found himself on the foul line. While fans inside the arena were still limited due to COVID-19 protocols, you can definitely hear them showering the Warriors superstar with well-deserved MVP cheers.
Here’s the incredible moment, which even put a slight smile on Curry’s face.
MVP chants in Philly.
Steph Curry is SPECIAL 🙌pic.twitter.com/Qt9IwqC7V4
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) April 20, 2021
One of the most satisfying feats a superstar can have is to receive MVP chants on the road. Stephen Curry’s spectacular play for the Warriors this season definitely merits that accomplishment. Sure, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise considering Curry’s immense popularity around the globe.
However, the fact that he torched a Sixers team by his lonesome is just a treat to watch. Philly fans definitely appreciated his one-man effort and showed him some love. The Warriors won 107-96 on the road against the East-leading Sixers. It is worth noting that Sixers superstar center Joel Embiid is an MVP frontrunner this season. But as far as the Sixers fanbase is concerned, Curry was undeniably the MVP of this match.