There’s a happy ending for a ball boy who was unsuspectedly nailed in the face by a full court shot made by Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry on Saturday night.
Not only does Jonathan, the ball boy, not appear to be injured, but he also got to take home one amazing souvenir from the night (other than the crazy story of being hit by Curry’s shot.)
Stephen Curry Makes It Up To Jonathan the Ball Boy He Hit In The Face Accidentally
According to the Warriors’ Instagram post, “Steph found Jonathan pregame. Sources confirm they’re cool 💛.”
Not only did Curry find Jonathan before the game began to make sure he’s good, he also gifted him his game winning jersey after the game. Curry commented on an Instagram post, “Best game-worn jersey I’ve ever given away. My bad Jonathan.”
All love between Steph and the ball boy he hit with a full-court shot Saturday 🤝 pic.twitter.com/iCcS9hn4ZB
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) March 14, 2023
This particular game-worn jersey was special because of the Warriors win, as well as Curry‘s performance. In 43 minutes, Curry scored 36 points, with 13 in the fourth quarter and another nine points in overtime to win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Warriors Gave The Update People Were Waiting For
After Jonathan was hit in the face with the ball, there were many questions on whether he was okay and if Curry even knew what happened.
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Fans on social media wanted an update and the Warriors delivered that much desired happy ending with a video. The Warriors posted the interaction between Curry and Jonathan the ball boy on both Instagram and TikTok, confirming that there was indeed a happy ending to a freak accident that took poor Jonathan by surprise.
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Fans took to the comments on Instagram to leave their thoughts on the night’s crazy events. “I wouldn’t mind getting hit for this 😂,” one person wrote. Another added, “Steph can sock me in the jaw for a signed jersey and a hug.”
Many also commented on the TikTok post, with some saying this was the update they needed, and others saying they wouldn’t mind getting hit in the head for the chance to meet Curry and take home his game-worn jersey.
Steph Curry May Have Missed That Full Court Shot But We Know He Can Make Them!
Remember back in December when a video of Curry making five full court shots back-to-back went viral? Fans were so impressed with his skills, only to find out later that the video was edited and he in fact didn’t hit all of the full court shots. (But he did hit some!) The video started many debates about whether or not Curry could hit five full court shots in a row that flawlessly.
Just finished a shoot with @stephencurry30, this dude just can’t miss 😳🔥
🎥 @ari_fararooy@warriors pic.twitter.com/fwjhTjz33E
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 5, 2022
According to Sports Illustrated, someone from the Warriors organization told reporters that the video was edited, so Curry also addressed the video with reporters.
“I’ll let them be the judge of that, but it’s an ultimate compliment to probably be amazed by it but not think it’s outlandish that it could be real, but we had some fun with it,” he said. “The Sports Illustrated team coming with some heat. I did make two of them, though, just in case anybody was wondering.”