It was only a matter of time before reporters asked Stephen Curry his thoughts about Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank praising President Trump and referring to him as "a real asset to our country."
Today Steph responded, saying, “I agree with that description,” “if you remove the ‘et’” from asset."
Under Armour released an official statement today clarifying Plank's pro-Trump comments but Curry says he spent all day yesterday on the phone listening to "countless people at Under Armour and in Kevin Plank's camp" explain the situation and trying to understand where everyone was coming from.
Per Mercury News:
“I spent all day yesterday on the phone,” Curry said, “with countless people at Under Armour, countless people in Kevin Plank’s camp, my team, trying to understand what was going on and where everybody stood on the issue. Based off the release that KP sent out this morning, and what he told me last night, that’s the Under Armour that I know. That’s the brand I know he’s built and one that, as of Wednesday afternoon, is something that I’m standing on.”
Curry also noted that Plank's opinion isn't a deal-breaker but it is cause for concern if the brand starts adopting Trump's values.
“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.”
“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.”