Young Sacramento Kings fan sheds loyalty, personifies Stephen Curry's effect on kids

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/4612/" data-ylk="slk:Stephen Curry">Stephen Curry</a> (L) has won the hearts of young NBA fans. (AP)
Stephen Curry (L) has won the hearts of young NBA fans. (AP)

LeBron James may be self-professed NBA royalty, but when it comes to young fans, Stephen Curry is king.

From Trae Young breaking through as one of the first stars of the “I-grew-up-watching-Steph-shoot-from-35-feet” era to young kids rocking Curry’s jersey in NBA arenas everywhere, the love is strong for the Golden State sharpshooter.

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Perhaps no young fan personifies the Steph effect quite like this young Sacramento Kings fan, seen ruling courtside with his buddy during warmups Friday ahead of the Warriors-Kings game.

Nice work getting the camera’s attention there, kid. Also, note the swarm of kids in the second row in Warriors blue and gold. In Sacramento.

Too bad Steph wasn’t watching.

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