MANNY Pacquiao is a certified fan of Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
But so is fellow world boxing champion Nonito Donaire Jr.
Even in the middle of training for his April 23 defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-bantamweight crown against Zsolt Bedak, the 33-year-old Filipino found time to show his support to the history-seeking DubNation by watching the defending NBA champions in their game against the Dallas Mavericks at the Oracle Arena on Saturday (Manila time).
Donaire posted several photos on his Facebook account showing his support for Curry and the Warriors, one of which showed him sitting at courtside wearing a customized Golden State playing jersey with his name written across the back just above the No. 16 on the day Golden State held Filipino Heritage Night.
“Rocking my personalized #Warriors jersey at Filipino Heritage night!,” was how Donaire captioned the photo.
The Warriors won, 128-120, behind the 40 of Klay Thompson and the 33 of Curry, helping the team post back-to-back 65-win seasons and remain on track to surpass the all-time record of 72-10 established by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls during the 1995-96 season.
But the highlight of the night for Donaire, a native of Taliban, Bohol, but now based in San Leandro, California, was a photo of him and Curry himself.
“Haven't seen Steph since his brother, Seth's birthday last year but it was amazing to see Stephen Curry on the court doing his thing,” said Donaire on his personal account. “Keep doing your thing brother and God bless.”
Like Donaire, Pacquiao is also a known as an avid supporter of the Warriors, having once played pick-up games in the team’s practice facility in the Bay Area while he was in the U.S.