FC Barcelona and international soccer star Lionel Messi is sending some serious swag to reigning NBA MVP Steph Curry.
In the world of American sports, there may be no bigger or more popular name than that of Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry. After winning last year’s MVP award in the NBA (and being the odds on favorite to do it again), Curry has become a household name to casual basketball fans and those who aren’t sports fans at all.
At the same time, he has begun to reach international status when it comes to popularity. Curry is getting noticed by fans and other athletes across the globe, including maybe the best player in all of soccer, FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
Messi may be the most popular sports figure in the entire world. He has gained fame and fortune while playing professionally in Europe, while also having a successful run playing for his home country of Argentina and becoming a household name in the United States with youngsters from across the country putting on a number 10 jersey and hoping to play like Lionel Messi.
As it turns out, Curry doesn’t have to go out and by his own FC Barcelona jersey, because Lionel Messi is sending him one of his game jerseys to show appreciation for watching Curry on the court, posting this video to his Instagram page:
Lionel Messi, like the rest of the world, may have to wait to see Steph Curry back on the court after he injured his knee during the Warriors’ Game Four win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday. The injury, which he will have a MRI on, comes after Curry missed the previous two games with an ankle injury.
Curry, at the same time, won’t get a chance to watch Messi and FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League after they were knocked out in the quarterfinal round. The semifinal round of the world’s biggest soccer tournament starts this week, with Real Madrid taking on Manchester City and Bayner Munich squaring off against Atletico Madrid.
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