One-armed Chinese player wows Curry

Sports | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 5 Jun 2020

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

"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 guard wrote to his 4.5 million followers on 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 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 as saying after watching the clip of the teenager.

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