BY GODWIN AIKIGBE
NBA star Stephen Curry has expressed gratitude to PSG for according him a warm reception during their 3-0 defeat of Saint-Étienne in a Ligue 1 encounter at Parc des Princes, Paris on Friday night.
“Thanks to @PSG for having me out to see the win! What a wild, crazy environment to be part of,” stated the Golden State Warriors point guard who performed the ceremonial kick off, kicking the ball into the PSG half after receiving a jersey with his signature number 30.
Having hosted Brazilian soccer icon Neymar Jr. at Oracle Arena during Game 2 of the NBA Finals, it was only proper the superstar player would return the courtesy, inviting Curry of the Golden State Warriors to his third game with his new team.
Following his five-year, $201 million extension, Curry is the only American athlete exceeding Neymar’s estimated post-tax salary of $36.7 million, coming at a whopping $40.2 million annual salary.
Neymar sent shockwaves through the international soccer scene earlier this month after leaving powerhouse Barcelona FC to start his career in the French Ligue 1, a move that has proved worthwhile for the start after netting three goals and three assists in his first two appearances with the team.
Curry and his wife were seen in the stands cheering him on as PSG took on Saint-Etienne in the fourth fixture of the local season.