Stephen Curry had a conversation with Kevin Durant after the latter criticized Under Armour.
“Nobody wants to play in Under Armours,” said Durant on the Bill Simmons podcast.
Curry said he believed Durant’s recent statement about Under Armour did not “ring true at all.”
“This is nothing that is going to put a wrench in the locker room,” Curry said.
Curry listened to the podcast to understand the context.
“I told him that he has a certain opinion based on his experience growing up in the Nike business,” Curry said of Durant. “What that means when it comes to the competition among shoe brands and universities and the whole grassroots system and whatnot – he’s entitled to that opinion obviously. ... But when it comes to what I’m trying to do with Under Armour, and what the Curry brand means and what Under Armour basketball means, that statement does not ring true at all.”
Curry said there is a mutual respect between he and Durant when it comes to their endorsement deals.
“Nah. ... I understand how what we do and the team that we are and the success we’ve had, no matter what anybody says it’s going to be blowing up. ... Especially when it’s the opportunity to make it look (controversial). ... Like I said, it’s nothing that’s going to break up the locker room.”