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Stephen Curry overjoys young fan who cried when Curry missed previous Warriors-Nuggets game

Stephen Curry and fan at Golden State Warriors v Denver Nuggets

DENVER, CO - MARCH 10: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors greets young fan, P.J. OBrien before the game against the Denver Nuggets on March 10, 2022 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Unhappy with how the NBA rescheduled its game against the Nuggets, the Warriors didn’t send their top players – Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins – to Denver on Monday.

Which left one young Golden State fan in tears.

NBC Sports Bay Area:

Well, the Warriors returned to Denver last night – and Curry made up for his prior absence.

Mike Singer of The Denver Post:

What an awesome moment.

But it also illustrates why the NBA has a problem with teams sitting healthy players. The Warriors resting Curry, Thompson and Wiggins probably helped them get through a grueling season and – ideally for Golden State – long postseason. If so, it’s worth sacrificing a regular-season game. However, fans pay see the best players perform. The NBA is weakened as an entertainment product when stars sit.

Stephen Curry can’t personally greet everyone upset about not seeing their favorite players.