- Title: No game for young NBA fan
- Date: 11th March 2020
- Summary: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES. (MARCH 11, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF YOUNG NBA FAN CARTER NOONAN BOUNCING BASKETBALL OUTSIDE CHASE CENTER, HOME OF THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS CARTER NOONAN WITH HIS MOTHER ERIN COSTA WALKING OUTSIDE THE CLOSED CHASE CENTER (SOUNDBITE) (English) CARTER NOONAN SAYING: "I've been wanting to go to a Golden State Warriors game since I was about four years old. I've always wanted to do it and it just gets cancelled the day before." WIDE SHOT OF THE CHASE CENTER
- Embargoed: 25th March 2020 22:37
- Keywords: COVID-19 Chase Center Golden State Warriors
- Location: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- City: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Basketball,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA001C4M10SF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Eight-year-old Carter Noonan had dreamed of seeing the Golden State Warriors and star Steph Curry since he was four years old. Unfortunately, the Warriors announced that they will play Thursday's game (March 12) without fans due to COVID-19 concerns.
Erin Costa, 29, Carter's mom, had been planning their trip from Boston for four to five months. She scheduled her shifts as a nurse outside Boston just so she could have a long weekend with Carter. When they landed at San Francisco International Airport, she received a text message that would bring tears for her diehard Warriors fan of a son. The Warriors had announced that the game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Chase Center in San Francisco would be played without fans.
"I've been wanting to go to a Golden State Warriors game since I was about four years old. I've always wanted to do it and it just gets cancelled the day before," Noonan said. "It stinks," his mother echoed.
Noonan had even planned ahead, bringing his Nets' star Kyrie Irving sneakers from home to wear with his new throwback jersey for the Warriors that his mother bought, when they arrived at the Chase Center only to learn more about the changes to the game.
The two admitted there were some tears when the news broke. Carter would have to wait to see his idol, Stephen Curry, in person another time.
"Just seeing Steph Curry make a full court shot to win a game is very cool," Carter said.
(Production: Nathan Frandino)
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