Steph Curry called our president what at least 65,844,954 million Americans have on a daily basis.
After Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank said Donald Trump is an “asset,” the Warriors guard fired off this response.
“I agree with that description,” Curry said, “if you remove the ‘et’” from asset.”
Curry is one of Under Armour’s biggest endorsers with a contract until 2024. Plank later explained to Curry that the comments were purely business related, and he didn’t align with his rash of controversial social policies. The explanation eventually sufficed with Curry enough to keep him from jumping ship. Nonetheless, Curry has shown a willingness to vocalise his political stance more than he has in the past.
On Wednesday, Under Armour released a statement that explained Plank was part of a collaboration of private industry powers putting their brains together to effect change. Curry said that statement reflects what he believed to be true about Plank and Under Armour.
Curry, who has a contract with Under Armour that runs through 2024, said Plank working with Trump isn’t a deal-breaker for him.. He is more concerned about Under Armour adopting Trump’s values, he said.
“It’s a fine line but it’s about how we’re operating,” Curry said, “how inclusive we are, what we stand for. He’s the President. There are going to be people that are tied to them. But are we promoting change? Are we doing things that are going to look out for everybody? And not being so self-serving that it’s only about making money, selling shoes, doing this and that. That’s not the priority. It’s about changing lives. I think we can continue to do that.”
But would Curry really leave Under Armour, the company that helped launch his empire, if he didn’t like the direction of the company?
“If there is a situation where I can look at myself in the mirror and say they don’t have my best intentions, they don’t have the right attitude about taking care of people,” Curry said. “If I can say the leadership is not in line with my core values, then there is no amount of money, there is no platform I wouldn’t jump off if it wasn’t in line with who I am. So that’s a decision I will make every single day when I wake up. If something is not in line with what I’m about, then, yeah, I definitely need to take a stance in that respect.”
Curry said he and Plank don’t talk politics and he doesn’t have interest in doing so. His relationship with Under Armour is a business relationship and his primary concern is carrying out his own mission. However, he made it clear he did not vote for Trump and is against several of Trump’s actions.