Warriors’ Curry Joins Under Armour

Warriors_Stephon_Curry_2013One of the biggest free agents in the basketball shoe game has a new team.

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, who played in Nike shoes for the first four years of his NBA career, has signed with Under Armour. The story was first reported by Yahoo last week, but the shoe and apparel brand didn’t confirm the move until Tuesday.

“Our key attributes for players we want to have on our team are young, underdog and next — and Steph checked all those boxes,” Matt Mirchin, Under Armour’s senior vice president of global marketing, told ESPN.com. “We couldn’t talk to him until August given his contract, but when we did, both sides realized it was a great opportunity and the deal came together quickly.”

Source: Darren Rovell, ESPN