NBA Legend Stephen Curry Sends Message to Lionel Messi Following PSG Transfer

By Amreen
Lionel Messi and Steph Curry have the same shirt number
Lionel Messi and Steph Curry have the same shirt number / Sebastien Muylaert/Getty Images

Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry took to social media to share his thoughts on Lionel Messi's transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.

Messi was officially unveiled as a PSG player earlier this week after leaving Barcelona and was seen holding up the No 30 shirt.

Curry took to Twitter and posted a photo of himself holding up a PSG shirt, side by side with a snap of Messi posing with one of his own jerseys.

He wrote: “Messi has some good taste I see. Good luck at PSG my guy.”

The Golden State Warriors point guard has had a brilliant campaign, winning the NBA scoring title for the second time in his career. He also bagged the three-point contest over the NBA All-Star weekend and was named in the 2021-21 All-NBA first team.

Marca have claimed that Ligue 1 are set to make an important rule that will allow Messi to wear the No 30 shirt during his time at the Parc des Princes. According to Ligue 1's guidelines, the No 30 shirt needs to be reserved for goalkeepers, but the French league are willing to put aside the ruling for one of the greatest players in history.

Gianluigi Donnarumma, who also joined on a free transfer this summer, took the No 50 shirt because he was not allowed to wear the No 99 he sported for Milan.

"The numbers 1, 16 and 30 are exclusively and necessarily reserved for goalkeepers," the LFP rule #670 states. "Ultimately, the number 40 can be assigned. All teams must have a jersey with number 33 that is not assigned to a player and reserved for breaking replacements. A directory is established early in the season and available to referees and delegates by the LFP."