On the day of Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, considered one of the best players, if not the best, in the NBA, is predicting that his superstar counterpart, Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers will bag the NFL title on Sunday.
Curry, who is fresh off leading his squad over West powerhouse Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night, is a self-confessed Panthers and Newton fan stating weeks before NFL’s big game and throughout the NFL regular season that he’s cheering for Newton and the Panthers to go all the way to the title.
Newton and the Panthers are the favorites to win the title over veteran quarterback Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Newton was crowned the league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) on Saturday in a nearly unanimous decision by the voters for the coveted award.
Curry’s connection to Carolina include playing high school basketball for Charlotte Christian based in Charlotte, North Carolina and playing college basketball for the Davidson Wildcats based in Davidson, North Carolina.
Like Newton, Curry is enjoying success at this point of his career leading the Warriors to an NBA title last year, the franchise’s first since their 1975 title. Curry also won the league MVP for the first time in his career last season and is again an MVP contender this year.
“Having played in the NBA championships, it’s an unforgettable experience and something you want to be able to enjoy and embrace. But be yourself. The same Cam, the same Panthers that got you to that point and, uh, get it done,” Curry stated via Bleacher Report before the Super Bowl game.
Super Bowl 50 begins at 6:30 PM as Newton and the Panthers face Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
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