GOT7‘s BamBam and the NBA (the National Basketball Association) team, the Golden State Warriors, have become a powerful duo.
It all began on Christmas Day when BamBam tweeted support for Stephen Curry (also known as Steph Curry). BamBam encouraged his followers to vote for Steph in the upcoming NBA All-Star Game.
— BamBam (@BamBam1A) December 26, 2021
NBA All-Star Weekend is an annual event hosted by the NBA (the National Basketball Association) in February. It occurs over a three-day event that spans Friday to Sunday, usually around Valentine’s Day. The exhibition features 24 of the league’s star players selected by fans votes, and these top athletes make it to the All-Star Game to compete. So, like we vote for our favorite K-Pop groups and idols during awards season, basketball fans do the same, as you can vote on the official website or even just by tweeting.
Finally, the Golden State Warriors made the relationship with BamBam official. On January 7 (EST), BamBam was officially announced as the team’s Global Ambassador.
Surprise! Look at my shirt~~
I am very honored to be named as the Golden State Warriors’ Global Ambassador.
This is super exciting!! I will do my best engaging with GSW and all the fans throughout the season in 2022.
Please keep showing our support to the greatest GSW players! Let’s wait for more surprises!
From then on, BamBam showed continuous support for the Warriors. As he did for Steph, he tweeted for other players, such as Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andrew Wiggins.
He’s baaaaccccckkkk to Skrrt Skrrt!!
Congrats on returning to the court, as if he never left!
Your return was spiritual. Must see him play at NBA All-Star! Let's Go#KlayThompson#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/Cjaz66Yu9E
— BamBam (@BamBam1A) January 20, 2022
Here he is the best defense! With him, victory is ours！
Let’s send one of the NBA’s best defensive player, Draymond Green to his 4th appearance to the All-Star team!#DraymondGreen #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/LHGkohPRHu
— BamBam (@BamBam1A) January 14, 2022
It’s the best time to begin 2022! He is one of the best two-way players!
Wiggs deserves to be an All-Star, vote Andrew Wiggins into the 2022 NBA All-Star Game..and I can’t wait to meet you all very soon#AndrewWiggins #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/bpOXKAJ920
— BamBam (@BamBam1A) January 8, 2022
In doing all of this, BamBam united two fandoms: Dub Nation (Warriors’ fans) and Ahgases (GOT7’s fans).
I see, I was hearing his songs and gladly loved it!!!!
— ALEX DICKERSON 🔜 (41-13) (@tosi7v) January 10, 2022
NBA All-Star Weekend is fast approaching. So, the results have been out which players will be playing at the game, and everyone agrees that Wiggins’ appointment as a starter seems directly correlated to BamBam’s support. And, even Wiggins himself agrees.
— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) January 30, 2022
With the 2022 All-Star Game nearly here, it’s made fans wonder what’s next for this partnership. It turns out it’s just getting started.
BamBam shared a new video on Twitter, captioned “Year of the Tiger” and “Surprise is coming,” along with hashtags for his single “Slow Mo.” He began the video with a greeting for the Dub Nation.
Dub Nation, what’s up?! It’s your boy, BamBam. And as you can see, I’m wearing the Warriors jersey right now. You know, I’m very excited to be part of the Golden State Warriors family, and I will be carrying out a lot of activities to collaborate with Golden State Warriors.
During the video, he teased an upcoming surprise. He revealed it will be some sort of collaboration, possibly “combining the music with sports.”
So, I hope all of you could enjoy the upcoming surprise… And, you know, not only combining the music with sports but also culture across overall around the world. So, please keep showing us love and support, and I’ll see you guys really soon.
The Golden State Warriors then continued to tease too. The team’s official Twitter account quote tweeted BamBam’s original post with a slow-motion video of a dunk, referencing BamBam’s song. They also included a welcoming message in Thai for him!
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) February 9, 2022
Now, fans are wondering what exactly the “surprise” will be. For one thing, can we all get a BamBam jersey?
— cy 💛 (@doublebeom) February 9, 2022
Most of all, since BamBam promised to “see us soon,” does this mean he’ll be at NBA All-Star Weekend? There’s also a 2022 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. Perhaps BamBam will be one of the players.
idk how the selection is made, but it would be cool to have him in the all star celebrity game haha
— j júnior (@heinouslaw) February 9, 2022
Previously, BamBam teased more about being the Warriors’ Global Ambassador during a live broadcast. Read what he had to say below:
Watch BamBam’s video below:
— BamBam (@BamBam1A) February 9, 2022