Despite the down season and not being one of the 22 teams invited to the Orlando restart, the Warriors still manage to be a global phenomenon.
In an interview with The Athletic, P.K. Ong, co-founder of the SG Basketball academy which has multiple venues in Singapore, said that’s still apparent. It showed quickly with the pace of the way they sell out of a certain superstar’s jersey.
“Whenever you go into a (sporting goods) store, Steph Curry jerseys are the first thing you see when you walk in," Ong said. "They’re everywhere."
Ong also told The Athletic that the shift changed in who the kids he coached looked up to off the court as well. They went from being huge Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant fans to wanting to shoot three-pointers like Steph.
Don’t we all want that?
Back in 2018, a group of the campers joined Ong for a trip to the Bay Area. They went on a tour of the Warriors practice facility and ran drills with some of the coaching staff. It was a “dream come true” for the kids.
The global influence doesn’t stop there. Klay Thompson, AKA #ChinaKlay, made a persona for himself as his popularity surged in the country, thanks to his shoe deal with the Chinese brand Anta.
And I mean, check out the turnout when he arrives:
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Steph made a trip to Japan last summer with hopes of growing the game of basketball across the world, and the moment he got off the plane it was chaos, but in the best way.
He, along with the Warriors as a whole, make an impact everywhere they go.