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!”
“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.”