Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry are teammates on the basketball court, but they’re competitors when it comes to branding.
Durant is a Nike athlete, while Curry is sponsored by Under Armour. And in a recent appearance on “The Bill Simmons Podcast,” KD took a shot at UA, saying that “nobody” wants to play in their shoes.
Many believed Durant’s comment caused a rift with his teammate, as Curry is one of Under Armour’s most prominent endorsers. But in a recent interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, the 2017 NBA Finals MVP cleared the air about his relationship with Chef Curry.
“We was never in a bad place when I said it,” Durant said. “So it was like, we didn’t have to patch anything else. Me and Steph, we talked about that. He had a conversation with me about it. I understood. We moved on. We the Warriors. Everybody trying to figure out a way to break us up, so they gonna use that, too.”
Sure, athletes take pride in the products they support. But we have a feeling Durant and Curry really are only concerned with repeating as NBA champions.
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