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'I'm Going to Cry:' Boy Elated After Warriors' Steph Curry Autographs Tank Top

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    'I'm Going to Cry:' Boy Elated After Warriors' Steph Curry Autographs Tank Top
    Alex Wong
    Boy holds up a shirt at Barclays Center in New York on Dec. 6, 2015 after Warriors' Steph Curry autographs it.

    Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry almost made a kid cry in Brooklyn Sunday before his team trounced the Nets.

    The MVP and father of two took the time out before beating the Nets 114-98 at Barclays Center in New York to autograph T-shirts, as he typically does, and penned his name on a young boy’s No. 30 shirt.

    The boy’s emotions, captured on Alex Wong’s cell phone, is seen shouting to anyone who will listen. “Yeeeeessss! Yeesss! Yeeessss! Yessss! I’m going to cry. I got Steph’s autograph! I got Steph’s autograph!”

    Wong, who writes for NBASportsonEarth.com and other outlets captured 21 seconds of the boy’s joy on his phone, which as of Monday morning, had been tweeted 1,500 times.

    “I don’t think all the players stop and sign autographs,” Wong said in a phone interview from New York. “But Steph was kind enough, even though he was being mobbed.”

    Wong said he didn’t know if the boy lived in the Bay Area, or is just one of the many fans across the country who are simply loving the Warriors, especially since they are on an unprecedented 21-0 winning streak.

    “They’re just like a rock show on the road,” he said. “Brooklyn games haven’t been generating a lot of buzz lately. It’s completely different when the Warriors are in town. It’s their whole brand of basketball. They like to celebrate and be in the moment. They’ve got this whole like-able vibe. And they’re making history.”
     

    Contact Lisa Fernandez at lisa.fernandez@nbcuni.com or 408-432-4758. Follow on Twitter at @ljfernandez