Add point guard to Anthony Joshua’s attributes. The heavyweight championship boxer assisted no less than Stephen Curry on Tuesday night.
Joshua, the WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF titleholder, executed a nifty give-and-go as Curry wrapped up his warmup prior to Game 4 of the NBA’s Western Conference finals at Oakland’s Oracle Arena.
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With the assist 💫 @StephenCurry30 🏀 @warriors 🌅 pic.twitter.com/hpvkTZPZGB
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) May 23, 2018
Fight fans want Joshua, who defeated Joseph Parker in March, to take on WBC champion Deontay Wilder next. One of those fans is TNT analyst Reggie Miller, who perhaps had an old teammate on the brain when Joshua appeared on screen during the game.
I KNOW WHO @BronzeBomber is but who is Anthony Johnson @ReggieMillerTNT I thought it was @anthonyfjoshua 😂 pic.twitter.com/UwAtt5xhrZ
— Cornelius Bundrage (@K9boxing) May 23, 2018
Joshua could have said, “I’M RIGHT HERE, REGGIE!”
Anthony Joshua offering some popcorn to the TNT broadcast team😂 pic.twitter.com/v4K4HCCq5J
— The Ringer (@ringer) May 23, 2018
That Freudian slip did not go unnoticed by one very interested party:
— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) May 23, 2018
Miller corrected himself on Twitter after the game as he showed himself and fellow analyst Chris Webber posing with Joshua before the Warriors’ loss to the Rockets.
YESSSSS, I definitely know this is @anthonyfjoshua and NOT Johnson. Sorry Champ, in the heat of trash talking on air trying to hype a potential fight vs @BronzeBomber I said Johnson. People know I’m a huge fight fan, can’t wait for this to happen!! pic.twitter.com/4q9ClQAcU9
— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) May 23, 2018
Joshua and Wilder have been jawing at each other from afar, but a fight between the two doesn’t appear to be close. In fact, Joshua seems to have his eyes on the returning Tyson Fury.
Miller, unintentionally, had another matchup entirely in mind.
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