Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is enjoying the comparison of his team to the Boston Red Sox.
Curry is noted as perhaps the most famous fan of his hometown Carolina Panthers, but when it comes to sorting baseball allegiances for Charlotte, North Carolina natives, there really is no method to the madness.
Ahead of Thursday's game against the Nets in Brooklyn, the Warriors star was asked about recent comments by Yankees general manager Brian Cashman referring to rivals Red Sox as "the Golden State Warriors of baseball".
Curry takes it as a compliment.
"I like that comparison because the Red Sox are my favourite team," he said, via the New York Daily News.
"They obviously made some splashes during the offseason, and when you play an exciting brand of baseball and you're about winning - because that's what we're about - I like the comparison."
Curry, suddenly thrust into baseball's most impassioned rivalry, was then asked to explain how his fandom came to be to New York media.
"I was a free agent growing up in Charlotte," he said. "My brother [Seth] picked the Yankees, so I picked the Red Sox.
"We got a little inner-city rivalry, which is good."
All the baseball talk must have put Curry in the mood, as he showed off his windup during a new pregame warmup medley complete with bonus football and volleyball impressions.