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The Tylt's 2019 NBA Awards: Best fan interaction—Giannis Antetokounmpo or Stephen Curry?

NBA players are some of the most accessible in all of sports, which makes fan interactions inevitable and awesome. Two encounters with fans really stand out as the best of 2019. Giannis Antetokounmpo was at a signing event when he received a folder full of art of fan, warming hearts across the NBA. Stephen Curry took an assist from a fan in a wheelchair during warm-ups that went viral. Which interaction was better? 🏀

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Here is Thomas Johnson of The Washington Post with the details on this heartwarming story:

During a recent autograph signing session, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo had an unexpected interaction with a young fan.
As he sat at the autograph table scribbling away, the 6-foot-11 MVP candidate came face-to-face with a girl in a green Bucks sweatshirt who nervously held a purple manila folder.
“My 11-year-old daughter had worked on several art projects for a year and half, and kept them in a folder in the hopes to one day deliver to the Greek Freak,” Pete Stauffer wrote in the video’s caption.
In the video, you can hear Lily tell Antetokounmpo that he is her “favorite athlete” and that she wanted to give him her artwork “for a very long time.” The 24-year-old Antetokounmpo immediately looks up, smiling, before getting up and giving the young fan a hug.
He goes through the folder of her art as she stands next to him, beaming.
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Meeting your hero can be a joy, but imagine feeding him for a bucket.

That's what happened courtside when Stephen Curry spotted a fan in a wheelchair with his jersey on. He escorted the youngster out to the court where the fan dribbled the ball and threw a dime to Curry in the corner for a three.

You knew it was money right out of his hand.

The Warriors point guard is known for these kinds of interactions with fans, but this one may have been the best.

FINAL RESULTS
Sports
The Tylt's 2019 NBA Awards: Best fan interaction—Giannis Antetokounmpo or Stephen Curry?
A festive crown for the winner
#GiannisArt
#CurryWheelchairFan