Stephen Curry, the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player, tips hat to the Carolina Panthers for a hard fought season that fell short at the hands of the Denver Broncos.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry made a cameo appearance in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday – not only due to the proximity of the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California to the Warriors turf of Oakland, but also to cheer on for his hometown team Carolina Panthers.
Curry, who has been a long-time fan of the team since growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina, banged the ceremonial “Keep Pounding” drum – a rally drum that features the team mantra since 2012 in honor of late linebacker, and later, coach Sam Mills, who perished due to cancer.
This was the second time this season that Curry, the reigning NBA most valuable player, rang the ceremonial “Keep Pounding” drum. The last time he did was on September 20 versus the Houston Texans, where the Panthers scored a 24-17 victory.
Stephen Curry managed to transcend both the San Francisco and Carolina faithful with his North Carolina roots, combined with his ties with the hometown Golden State Warriors in what the Carolina Panthers
However, the Panthers succumbed to the Denver Broncos, 24-10, in what was an anti-climactic ending to the best season in franchise history since its inception in 1995.
Despite the loss, Stephen Curry still lauded his team and gave them words of encouragement at the end of a hard-fought contest against the Denver Broncos:
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Curry has not shied away from professing his love for the Carolina Panthers, using his Twitter account as his platform to consistently support his team, whether he is in games or on the road:
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