Johannesburg - It was a clash of the titans over the weekend, or more precisely a meeting of the titans as 2019 Rugby World Cup winning Springbok Tendai ‘Beast Mtawarira met American basketball legend Steph Curry.
Mtawarira, 36, was attending the NBA All-Star Weekend which culminated with the 71st NBA All-Star Game in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday.
Curry, 33, is the greatest shooter of all time and once more was in top form on Sunday for Team Lebron against Team Durant. Team Lebron beat Team Durant 163-160, as Curry scored a game high 50 points which earned him the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.
In between match action, Mtawarira and Curry met in the centre of the court. No doubt Curry had heard that Mtawarira was a Rugby World Cup winner for South Africa, but he seemed surprised, even possibly intimidated, to learn that his nickname was ‘Beast’.
The pair also went shoulder-to-shoulder in a scrumming or mauling action as Mtawarira showed Curry how physical the game of rugby is.
Curry also announced he would be making donations to charity according to the number of points he scored in the game.
Stephen Curry plans to raise money for the Cleveland Metro School District through his #NBAAllStar stats:— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) February 20, 2022
• $1,000 for every point
• $3,000 for every 3-pointer
• $10,000 if he wins ASG MVP
Curry Brand is also providing @PositiveCoachUS training to every CMSD hoop coach. pic.twitter.com/05CMQhJjGL