Model Mad, Basketball


Golden State point guard Stephen Curry is one of Under Armour’s highest-paid endorsers. Credit Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports, via Reuters.

Still no shortage of model mad stories two weeks in to this series. Are we all ready to “jump off” like this man, who put a good portion of his livelihood on the line to speak his mind:

Stephen Curry became the latest athlete to weigh in on President Trump when he took issue with comments made about the president by the chief executive of his primary sponsor, Under Armour.

In an interview with CNBC on Tuesday, Under Armour’s Kevin Plank described Trump as “a real asset” to the country.

In an interview on Wednesday with The San Jose Mercury News, Curry responded,“I agree with that description, if you remove the ‘et.’”

Curry — the Golden State Warriors’ point guard and one of Under Armour’s highest-paid endorsers — expressed surprise at Plank’s comments, saying he had spent all day Tuesday speaking to representatives from Under Armour and his own advisers, “trying to understand what was going on and where everybody stood on the issue.”

Plank’s comments also drew backlash on social media, with many expressing their displeasure using the hashtag #boycottUnderArmour…

…Nevertheless, Curry, who is under contract with Under Armour through 2024, signaled his willingness to leave a company that did not align with his values by saying, “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.”…

Read the whole story here.

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