The Zion Williamson-less New Orleans Pelicans took on the unpredictable San Antonio Spurs in the Eliminator, with the winner advancing and playing LA Clippers on Friday. The home team was led by the likes of CJ McCollum, Brandon Ingram and Jonas Valanciunas. However, there is one particular player who may not have gotten big numbers on the scorecards but has been praised by every single fan. None other than Jose Alvarado.
What did Jose Alvarado do? He certainly didn’t heave a monster game unlike many of his teammates. But his efforts could be seen from both ends of the floor. With 12 points in just 22 minutes, the Brooklyn boy gave it his all for NOLA. As a result, the home fans couldn’t keep quiet but chanted his name in the street, which made the guard super emotional in the post-game interview.
Big Jose Alvarado chants from Pelicans fans
“I hear it. It’s wonderful. Hearing that is just so, man, where I’m from and how my story and life has been. Just hearing them cheer because I’m fine. Or just in general. Man, the City is amazing. …NOLA thanks for hugging a kid from Brooklyn I will give everything I have for this city.” said Pelicans star Jose Alvarado.
The same cheers were typically seen at football games, but Alvarado had the impact of creating the same wave in the NBA as well. Not to mention, Alvarado’s elite passes in the final moments of the game secured the team a relatively easy win over the San Antonio Spurs. Additionally, his three-pointers also came at intervals when NOLA needed big plays to prevent the momentum from slipping into the hands of the away team.
Following this win, the Alvarado Pelicans will take on the Los Angeles Clippers in a winner-takes-all contest. Which team will play as underdogs against the season-best Phoenix Suns? It remains to be seen how the post-season celebrations continue with Friday night’s showdown between the Clippers and Pelicans.
Also read: “Seems wrong to me” JJ Redick sends a stern message to Patrick…
Also read: “I wanted to beat LeBron, Carmelo and CP3 more than anyone else”…
https://firstsportz.com/nba-jose-alvarado-heart-warming-reaction-to-fans-chanting-his-name-flood-streets-after-pelicans-win-vs-spurs/ Jose Alvarado’s heartwarming reaction to fans chanting his name floods the streets after Pelicans beat Spurs »FirstSportz