NBA STAR Steph Curry covers this month’s GQ and talks about everything from family, career to activism.
He discusses, in depth, when he took issue with comments made about the president by the chief executive of his primary sponsor, Under Armour.
In an interview with The Mercury News, a reporter asked Steph if he agreed with Under Armour’s Kevin Plank’s assertion, on CNBC, that Donald Trump was “a real asset for the country.”
He responded that “I agree with that description—if you remove the ‘et.’ ”
He told GQ “If I had come to the conclusion that the leadership of the company was not in line with my core values, and vice versa, I would have jumped off that platform.”
Steph – the Golden State Warriors’ point guard and one of Under Armour’s highest-paid endorsers – expressed surprise at Kevin’s comments, saying he had spent all day speaking to representatives from Under Armour and his own advisers, “trying to understand what was going on and where everybody stood on the issue.”
“I’m not gonna pretend that I have some long history as an activist. But I’m definitely in the camp that when it comes to athletes, whoever has a microphone in front of their face, they ought to use it,” he told the magazine.