2022 NBA Finals MVP Stephen Curry Celebrates Stunning Play With Iconic Aaron Donald Celebration From Super Bowl LVI

Published 06/17/2022, 3:51 PM EDT

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald was among the athletes who were able to resonate with the feeling of the 2022 NBA Finals champion Stephen Curry. The sensational victory for NBA franchise Golden State Warriors over the Boston Celtics in Game 6 made Curry a 4-time NBA champion. Due to his performances throughout the 6-game series, Curry also walked away with the 2022 NBA Finals MVP honor at the TD Garden. But it was one of Curry’s celebrations following a play that was a callback to the Rams DT.

The reigning NBA champion was among the millions of fans who tuned in to watch the Los Angeles Rams winning Super Bowl LVI in February. He admits to keeping a close eye on Donald, whom he took inspiration for one of his 3-pointer celebrations last night.

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The play saw Curry score a long-distance 3-point shot to send the Warriors 22 points clear in the 3rd quarter.

While it wasn’t the final game-winning shot but it gave the NBA and NFL fans an iconic moment to remember in the future. Curry, after hitting the shot proceeds to point to his finger, asking for his ring in a subtle callback to Donald’s game-winning play from Super Bowl LVI. Many fans were quick to realize that the celebration was familiar to the Rams DT, with Curry admitting it in a post-game show.

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During a post-game show, Curry reveals his connection at that moment with Donald, while stating, “Shoutout to Aaron Donald for giving me some inspiration for that celebration because I felt it in the moment. It might’ve been a little early, but I felt it.” It seems the message traveled fast as Donald was quick to appreciate Curry while putting up an Instagram story.

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The GSW star will go down in NBA history as one of the greatest shooters and among the best PGs in league history.

He averaged 31 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists per game across the six-game series.

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While the 2022 NBA season just concluded with Curry’s victory, Donald will be looking to experience that feeling again in a few months’ time. As the new NFL season approaches closer, the Rams and their legendary DT will be looking to repeat as Super Bowl champions in 2022.

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Anuj Tazhatuveetil

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An NFL author at EssentiallySports, Anuj Tazhatuveetil is pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Initially, he worked as a freelance content writer and later as a part of Sports404. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things NFL and NBA, adding to a rather healthy obsession with playing outdoor sports like basketball, and soccer with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of this industry make him a sports aficionado.

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