The competition between KD Shoes brands is fierce. Or is it? One of this Summer’s interesting sub-plots in the world of basketball was the comments Kevin Durant made about Under Armour and how is isn’t quite appealing to young basketball players and therefore aren’t as susceptible to recruiting by UA schools such as Maryland. It was yet another reason for the media to attempt to drive a wedge between the championship winning duo, but Steph, who seemingly lives on the “high road”, came forward to calm the waters.
Just before Steph and KD 10 took the court in Shenzen, China for the NBA Global Games, Stephen Curry Shoes took to Instagram to post a friendly photo of himself and Durant, with KD 10 Shoes himself playfully pointing to his Nike Flyknit Trainer kicks. Steph’s caption of “Why so serious?” makes it clear that their competing signature Kevin Durant Shoes don’t affect the higher goal of winning a championship. This photo is eerily similar to one that Michael Jordan and rival Magic Johnson took during the 1992 Olympic Games.
Both Kevin Durant Jerseys and Stephen Curry Jerseys are paid handsomely by the footwear brands they represent. At one point, Nike and Under Armour were paying their respective signature athletes more than the Warriors Team Store were. Just before the 2014-2015 season, Kevin Durant was heavily courted by Warriors Jerseys; Kevin Durant Jerseys contract with Nike had expired and despite a generous offer by the Baltimore-based brand, Durant re-signed with Nike for a massive deal reported to be in excess of $300 million.
Cheap NBA Jerseys who have massive contracts with shoe brands are typically protective of their partnerships. There’s been a history of endorsers making efforts to hide logos of rival companies, but never has an athlete gone forward to place it front and center on the most viewed social media platform. Will this positively or negatively affect sales of the soon-to-launch Curry 4, or will it have no affect all?