Kuminga fights through nerves, fires impressive first pitch originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
OAKLAND -- One hour before Jonathan Kuminga threw out the first pitch ahead of Saturday’s game between the Giants and Athletics at the Coliseum, the Warriors second-year forward was fighting off nerves.
But when the spotlight shined brightly Saturday afternoon, Kuminga looked like an ace. He confidently strode up to the mound and fired a first pitch that might have caught the bottom of the strike zone.
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Shortly after his big moment on the mound, Kuminga hopped back on Twitter to grade his effort.
Not bad at all ðâ ï¸
— Jonathan Kuminga ð¨ð© (@JonathanKuming6) August 6, 2022
Kuminga had the first-pitch honors just weeks after teammate Steph Curry did the same at the Coliseum. Curry, though, sent his pitch way out of the strike zone, opening himself up to a bit of social-media teasing from former Warriors teammate Juan Toscano-Anderson, who also recently threw out the first pitch before an A's game.
Juan T isn't going to let Steph forget it ð pic.twitter.com/rdWUrMMEU8
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Kuminga won't be hearing any backlash from his effort.
Truly an ace in the making.