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Curry wants to meet one-armed Chinese kid with dazzling cage skills

Shanghai--NBA star Stephen Curry said on Thursday that he wants to locate the one-armed Chinese boy whose dazzling basketball skills have gone viral online.

Stephen Curry
"Who is this kid? Help me find him! Keep doing you and don't let anyone tell you that you can't," the Golden State Warriors player wrote to his 4.5 million followers on China's Twitter-like Weibo.

The post was accompanied by footage of the boy bamboozling opponents with his dribbling, despite his disability.

He was named this week by Chinese state media as 13-year-old Zhang Jiacheng and the original clip of him has been viewed nearly nine million times online in China -- and rising fast.

Zhang was born in the southern province of Guangdong and lost his right arm in an accident at five years old, Xinhua news agency said.

"Heart is always the strongest part of the body," Xinhua quoted Chinese basketball star Yi Jianlian, formerly of the NBA, as saying after watching the clip of the teenager.

Zhang has also been invited to visit Chinese Basketball Association champions Guangdong Southern Tigers.

"This is the best kid I have ever seen playing basketball," the team's general manager Zhu Fangyu wrote on Weibo.

Meanwhile, Curry chanted the name "George Floyd" as he and some of his Golden State Warrior teammates joined a throng of protesters at a peaceful march in California on Wednesday.

Curry, along with Klay Thompson, Kevon Looney and Damion Lee, participated in the Oakland march to protest the killing of Floyd, an African American man who suffocated as a white police officer knelt on his neck on May 25 in Minneapolis.

As some protesters called for others to "Say his name", Curry was among those shouting their response: "George Floyd."

The march took place in the same location as the NBA club's championship rallies and parades.

"We're all here for the same purpose, not just for black people," said march spokesman Juan Toscano-Anderson.

"Right now it's about black people, but for humanity. There's people all over the world being oppressed.

"And we're just trying to take a step in the right direction and start something -- me and my boys, my brothers. Thank you guys for being here."

Floyd was in custody for allegedly using counterfeit money to try and buy cigarettes when Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes.

Chauvin, who was fired, was initially charged with third-degree murder, but prosecutors changed it to second-degree murder on Wednesday.

Topics: Stephen Curry , NBA , China , Chinese Basketball Association , Weibo
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