Jarryd Hayne attended his first NBA game Sunday on "Warriors Ground."
The San Francisco 49ers first-year running back sounded quite pleased to finally take in his first NBA contest. The former Australian rugby league star, who was considered to be "the LeBron James" of his sport, took to his verified social media accounts to share his excitement. (Side note: Perhaps Hayne should be dubbed "the Stephen Curry" of the sport in honor of Golden State's point guard being honored as the league's Most Valuable Player on Monday.)
Hayne made good use of an off day from his schedule with the 49ers and went to Instagram to share his feelings on watching a live playoff game.
"Always said I wanted my first NBA game to be a good 1!" Hayne wrote as a caption to a court picture from Sunday's 101-86 Golden State Warriors victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
Hayne has also struck up a relationship with Warriors center Andrew Bogut, who recently shared some words of encouragement for Hayne while speaking with Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group.
"He's a wrecking ball," Bogut, an avid rugby league fan, said of Hayne. "He's one of the best rugby league players in the world. So if you guys don't know him, go on YouTube and watch his highlights. Rugby players are basically all running backs because they all carry the ball.
"Hopefully he can show what he can do."
Bogut said he is hopeful he'll see Hayne last with the 49ers throughout the 2015 season.
"I hope it works out," the center said. "I wish him all the best. We'll see what happens. It might make me watch a couple of football games."