One of the best soccer players in the world Neymar, is a big basketball and NBA fan who regularly watches games and even knows a few NBA players personally. During a recent interview with Bleacher Report, Neymar talked about his relationship with some of the most famous NBA players. Neymar was asked about the NBA player that he thinks his style resembles the most, and he said Stephen Curry is that player. He also said Curry is one of his favorite players in the league.
“Steph is one of my favorite NBA players. He was one of the stars I met that made me starstruck. I found myself shaking, because, wanting to or not, I am also a fan. It was a unique moment for me.”
Neymar is not known for his physical attributes, but a rather incredible skill set with the ball and he sees the same thing in Curry. When he came to the NBA, there was a lot of doubt whether Curry would succeed because of the lack of height and muscle, but he won two regular-season MVP awards in a row, which is something that inspired Neymar as well.
“We have a similar style because he’s not one of the tallest or strongest in the NBA. But he has his quality, his handles, his “gingada” that makes us similar.”