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NBA star Stephen Curry to visit Taipei as part of Asia tour

By Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry is scheduled to visit Taiwan on Sept. 6, Washington-based sportswear maker Under Armour said.

It will be Curry’s first trip to Taiwan, which will be the final stop on a five-day tour of Asia. The Golden State Warriors point guard is also to visit Hong Kong and China’s Shengyang and Guangzhou.

Curry is to coach some of the nation’s top high-school basketball point guards attending an Under Armour Basketball Summer Camp, the company said.

Players would learn from Curry’s demonstration of advanced basketball skills and his experience as a professional basketball player, the sponsor said.

Curry was quoted in a statement issued by Under Armour as saying that he is looking forward to visiting his fans this summer.

He said that he would be able to share his passion about basketball with young players in Asia, and he also looked forward to seeing how passionate people are about basketball in different cultures.

Such experiences would empower him to meet the challenges of the upcoming basketball season, he said.

Apart from Curry, three other NBA players have visited Taiwan this summer.

Taiwanese-American player Jeremy Lin (林書豪) visited in June to coach a basketball camp and meet his fans.

Former Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant also arrived in June following his retirement from the professional game.

Kevin Durant visited the nation in the middle of last month after he announced he would be joining the Golden State Warriors.

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