WATCH: Pinoy Steph Curry fan goes viral for defending idol to his family
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 05, 2018 10:04 AM
The kid's gallant stand against his family shows how the Golden State Warriors have captured many Filipinos' hearts.
The NBA Finals is serious business for Filipinos.
When only two teams remain, our basketball-crazed nation is split in half in rooting for the two squads in contention to take the championship.
The demarcation line may even go through a household, dividing members of a family for the duration of the championship round.
In the case of the last four Finals, it’s been either the Golden State Warriors, or the Cleveland Cavaliers. The rivalry is so well-known that the allegiance for each team doesn’t even spare anyone, as seen in a viral video that’s making the rounds on social media since Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
In the clip posted by a Facebook user named ‘Xabelle Villamor’ last June 1, a kid seen desperately crying while wiping his tears away with the shirt off his back.
What first seemed like a terrible sight was actually more lighthearted and somewhat comical as, the kid was actually emotional because his family was hating on Stephen Curry for being so damn good at playing basketball.
While bullying is never good, they are family, and they are fighting over a sport so deeply-rooted in our psyche that feeling for your respective teams is actually a good sign.
The video is just one of many instances where being a fan hurts, and no one can deny its relatability, as it has already garnered over 1.8 million views, over 36 thousand shares, and 13 thousand reactions on Facebook as of press time.
The kid may have the last laugh, though, as Golden State has taken a commanding 2-0 lead over Cleveland after a strong 122-103 victory in Game 2.