Warriors' Stephen Curry warms up before game against the Heat.
Feb 10, 2020; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) warms up before the game against the Miami Heat at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Dr. Anthony Fauci is a name most of us have become familiar with since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic started spreading around the United States.

Up until recently, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has been President Donald Trump’s right-hand man when it comes to addressing the growing virus numbers in this country.

Dr. Fauci will now hold a Q&A session with another familiar face, two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry, on Thursday. The Golden State Warriors’ star made this announcement and asked for fans to present the world-renowned infectious disease expert with questions.

To be clear, this is one weird pairing. Why would Dr. Fauci take time out of his busy day to team up with a basketball player?

It’s rather simple. Curry is among the best-known NBA stars in the world. He has a huge following. If the two can provide answers to much-needed questions from basketball fans, it can’t hurt.

As the NBA season continues to be suspended, we’re now starting to see a ton of players take it upon themselves to help their communities. Curry is obviously the latest example of this.

Vincent Frank
Editor here at Sportsnaut. Contributor at Forbes. Previous bylines include Bleacher Report, Yahoo!, SB Nation. Heard on ESPN Radio and NBC Sports Radio. Northern California native living it up in Las Vegas. The Keto lifestyle. Traveler. Reader. TV watcher. Dog daddy. Sam Malone = greatest TV character ever. "Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary," John Keating.