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Stephen Curry meets viral sensation Zachary Walker ahead of Warriors game

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Stephen Curry signs a shoe for Zachary Walker (Mark Blinch/NBAE)

From ages 11 to 14, Stephen Curry would take the floor at what was once known as the Air Canada Centre to hone his game while his father Dell was a member of the Toronto Raptors.

Over 15 years later, Curry took the time to meet a new young sensation who recently brought about "oohs and ahhs" on the same floor at Scotiabank Arena - Fil-Canadian Zachary Walker.

Walker, a 10-year-old up-and-coming basketball star, took the floor with other members of the FIlipino Basketball Association for an exhibition during halftime of the Raptors' Nov. 13 game with the New Orleans Pelicans. With 10 seconds remaining in the five-on-five scrimmage, Walker put on a series of moves reminiscent of those that we see on a nightly basis from the Warriors' two-time MVP.

Like Curry, the 10-year-old finished his series of crossovers and hesitations with a jumper that touched nothing but the bottom of the net.

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OK, we see you! 🔥

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Meeting Curry ahead of the game was an extremely special moment for Walker, who in an Instagram post shared that the three-time champion was his 'idol', who left him with the motivational message to keep pushing forward.

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Can't believe I just got a chance to meet my idol @stephencurry30 🔥🔥 . He was so nice and reminded me to keep working hard and said he wants to see me on the court one day!!

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Though Curry won't be suiting up Friday against Toronto, he found a way to make an impact long before tip off.

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