NBA MVP Says 'No' to Nike Over Religion

Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors is the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the NBA. As a result, he has his pick of endorsements--including global brand Nike. Yet, things went downhill when Curry displayed interest in designing a shoe to convey his Christian faith. The brand said "no." So, Curry immediately backed out of the contract.

Instead, he went with Nike competitor Under Armor who was more than willing to let Curry do what he wants. According to Christian Post:

Curry, 26, used to have a deal with Nike but chose to connect with Under Armor so that he could blend his faith with his signature shoe. The Curry One is slated for a Feb. 13 release, and Curry has been promoting the sneaker with the tagline “charged by belief.”

Curry spoke about his idea to include the phrase in his first signature shoe for Under Armor.

“It represents a Bible verse I wear on my shoe,” Curry told the media, according to Rapzilla reports. “Philippians 4:13. It says ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’ It’s also my mantra, how I get up for games and why I play the way I do.”

Many in the NBA wouldn't risk their paycheck for their faith, Curry is the opposite.

Photo: Verge Campus

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

American country music star Luke Bryan reported that his infant niece, Sadie Brett, passed away on Tuesday. Sadie had been battling an illness and...

Gunfire erupted at a crowded Cincinnati nightclub last weekend and a father of three was killed in the melee. At least 15 other people were hurt...

Yet another scam aimed at stealing the identity of unsuspecting people has been unleashed, and this one is specifically targeting Walmart shoppers...

A mom from Indiana dropped off her children at day care on Monday morning as usual. Hours later, she was called by the day care to come and pick...

Former White House aide Linda Tripp was once dubbed the ‘most hated woman in America.’ Tripp helped to expose the fact that former President Bill...

Latest News Stories

Tragically, across America and the rest of the world, sexual predators and abusers are often not caught by the authorities until it is too late....

A new puzzle being passed around Facebook is supposed to let everyone know how smart you are. This leaves millions of people staring at a...

Unlike some of his fellow Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is reluctantly accepting the Supreme Court’s ruling last week that...

In perhaps the most vile criminal act imaginable, a 30-year-old California dad was convicted this week of the rape and murder of his 19-day old...

When the name Trump is attached, attention will soon follow. That’s true whether we’re talking about the President, the First Lady, or the...