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“He’s the Reason They Won”: Despite Stephen Curry Masterclass, Popular TikTok Star Steals Warriors’ Fans’ Hearts With Heartwarming Gesture

Published 01/28/2023, 2:50 PM EST

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The Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors faced off recently in a game that was a treat for sports fans around the world. Stephen Curry and the Warriors won the game convincingly with a good all-round performance from the team. However, there was more than one reason for the Warriors’ fanbase to rejoice. Prior to the game, the lineup for the Warriors was announced by a special announcer.

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James Droz, a popular TikTok star known for his videos on sports, specifically basketball and football, announced the lineups for the team. Despite once being banned from TikTok, Droz still has many fans around the world and this was more than evident after his latest appearance during an NBA game.

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The Golden State Warriors breezed past the Toronto Raptors recently with a 129-117 win. Despite Stephen Curry dropping a 35 points masterclass, the limelight was shared.

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TikTok star James Droz, who went viral for his hilarious reactions to sports moments was the announcer for the game. He called out the Warriors’ lineup prior to their game which has won the hearts of NBA fans on Twitter. Here’s what they had to say.


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Fans are naturally very excited to see the specially-abled social media star announce the team’s lineup. He executed his job perfectly and was met with loud responses from the fans in the arena. Interestingly, he was once banned from TikTok, the platform where he garnered millions of fans.

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The Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors were all guns blazing in this exciting matchup. Although the match was very close and high scoring, the fourth quarter sealed the deal for the Dubs.

They scored 31 points in the final quarter of the game. Stephen Curry scored 35 points and 11 assists to help his team get past the Raptors. He was assisted by Klay Thompson who had 29 points for the night. He knocked down 3 three-pointers and the Splash Brothers were in full effect. Fred VanVleet stood out from the Raptors with 28 points.


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Written by:

Abhinava Ghosh


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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.
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