Stephen Curry and Leo Messi stars of basketball and football respectively / MONTAGE-FCB

Leo Messi and Stephen Curry are two of the most successful sportsmen on the planet at the moment. One look on social media tells you that both are fans of the other too. Messi’s magic on the field and Curry’s ability on the basketball court invite easy comparisons: “both of us have a creative style of play. I try to do nice things with my hands, to creative like Messi. I love watching him play because you never know what he is going to do with the ball and I love the talent he has,” admitted NBA star Curry.

Messi has been amongst the elite of world football for the last 10 years and is a candidate to claim what would be his fifth Ballon d’Or award. The Golden State Warriors guard is the undoubted MVP of the NBA season so far with his team on a run of 20 consecutive victories in the Eastern Conference as they defend the title they won last season.

Exchange of shirts

This week Leo Messi has reached the figure of 30 million followers on the social media platform Instagram. The Argentine celebrate the landmark by remembering his beginnings, publishing a picture of the shirt in which he made his debut for the Barça first team. The number Messi had on his back was 30, the same that Curry wears. The basketball star congratulated Messi for the coincidence via social networks and rewarded him with a Golden State Warriors shirt with his signature. Messi has promised to send him a Barça shirt when Curry reached 10 million followers on Instagram (at the moment he has 5.9 million).

Congrats @leomessi on 30 million!

Un vídeo publicado por Wardell Curry (@stephencurry30) el3 de Dic de 2015 a la(s) 7:34 PST

Muchas gracias al fenómeno Stephen Curry por mandarme su camiseta firmada con el número 30 para felicitarme por los 30...

Posté par Leo Messi sur vendredi 4 décembre 2015
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