Steph Curry made a young fan’s day after surprising her before a Golden State Warriors’ game after the girl had been left in tears when the NBA star was dropped in a previous game.
PJ O’Byrne, 10, went viral after a clip showed her crying having travelled to see the two-time NBA MVP against the Denver Nuggets, only to find out he would be rested.
The Golden State Warriors saw the clip and helped her out by awarding her tickets to their a later game – coincidentally also against the Nuggets – where she was greeted pre-match by Curry himself.
The youngster had originally got tickets to see Curry’s side play against the Nuggets in December, but a Covid outbreak forced the game to be postponed.
The game was rearranged for last Monday in Denver, but Curry didn’t travel with the squad, much to the disappointment of PJ O’Byrne who had made a custom sign to get the point guard’s attention.
After a clip of her crying went viral, the NBA side treated her and her family to tickets to the next game, where she would finally get to see Curry in action.
O’Byrne was treated to a fine performance from the Golden State player, who dropped 34 points as they cruised to a 113-102 victory against the Nuggets.
Interviewed after the game, the NBA star spoke of his delight in being able to make it up to the young fan.
Curry said: ‘It’s what the NBA is all about. Our fans are everything. I told her I appreciate the support and love. I know she was upset on Monday, and we got to make it up to her.’