The Golden State Warriors and K-Pop boy band fandoms continue to flourish this season as well as Curry responded to Suga, a member of the K-Pop band BTS, posting a photo of him holding up a custom Warriors jersey that received over a million likes.
Per Curry’s reply, it appears that the Grammy-nominated musician and reigning NBA Finals MVP could meet in person soon.
Here’s the Tweet:
As the Warriors prepare for their preseason games against the Washington Wizards later this week in Japan, TMZ Sports reported there have been whispers of Suga, whose real name is Min Yoon-gi, possibly attending the contest.
K-Pop and BTS association with NBA
Suga was a top trend on Twitter earlier Tuesday for his trip to Japan, further fueling speculation that he might be in attendance for the game.
The K-pop phenomenon is a known basketball fan and has been seen at NBA games in the past. In a 2021 interview with Vogue Korea, he revealed his favourite team is the Portland Trail Blazers, and his favourite player is Damian Lillard.
It appears as if Lillard might have some competition in that category now, as Suga’s personalized Warriors jersey could signify the latest K-pop star to join the ranks of Dub Nation.
Last season, Golden State’s Andrew Wiggins had a very vocal (and viral) supporter in BamBam, a member of K-pop boy band GOT7. The Thai musician posted on his Instagram that he was “very honoured to be named as the Golden State Warriors’ Global Ambassador.”
Wiggins finished with the fifth-highest fan vote total en route to his first All-Star selection.
The partnership between the Warriors and BamBam continued after the All-Star break with an exclusive merchandise release at Chase Center.