During the NBA Finals, Under Armour unveiled the all-white “Chef Curry” colorway of the Curry 2 signature shoe, and the sneaker immediately became the subject of many jokes on the internet. Curry didn’t wear them during the series, but he defended them during various press conferences while the Finals were going on. In a new interview with ESPN.com’s Darren Rovell, he reveals that he chose not to wear the shoes at the advice of the team and his agent.
Curry also endured some criticism for his Under Armour “Chef” shoe that debuted during the Finals — a low-cut, plain white shoe that was ridiculed as being a sneaker for nurses or dads.
He revealed for the first time Saturday that he was ready to wear them for Game 4, but was talked out of it by Warriors general manager Bob Myers and his agent Jeff Austin, who were concerned about the low cut given Curry’s history of ankle issues.
The ankle concern is a valid one, given both Curry’s history and the ankle problems he suffered during the 2016 playoffs. But it would have broken Twitter if he’d actually worn the shoes in a game.