It took just over five months, but Lionel Messi was finally free to fulfill his promise to Steph Curry.
After reaching 30 million Instagram followers in December, Messi received a signed Golden State Warriors jersey from Curry and in exchange, promised the NBA's reigning MVP a signed Barcelona kit once he arrived at 10 million followers himself.
Muchas gracias al fenmeno @stephencurry30 por mandarme su camiseta firmada con el nmero 30 para felicitarme por los 30 millones en Insta. cuando llegues a 10 millones te mando la ma! // Thanks so much to the great Stephen Curry for sending me a signed jersey to congratulate me for reaching 30 million followers on Instagram. As soon as you get 10M I'll send you mine!
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Well, at long last, that day came and Messi took to social media to mark the occasion and follow through on his vow.
Hello "Maestro" @stephencurry30, well as I told you, here I'm sending you my jersey with the number 10. It's an honour that you have my jersey and it's a pleasure to see you playing. I hope to see you playing for a many more years and I wish you all the success. Big hug! Hola @stephencurry30, como te promet, ac te mando mi camiseta para celebrar tus 10 millones de seguidores en Instagram. Un abrazo y muchos xitos!
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Good on you, Leo.
With the NBA and club soccer seasons nearing their end and Argentina making their way to the Bay Area to open their Copa America Centenario run in early June, perhaps a meeting between two of the greats is in the offing.
After all, Curry revealed the Warriors watch highlights of Messi and the Blaugrana for inspiration. So, why not take it a step further and unite both this summer?