NBA baller Stephen Curry wasn’t having his best game last night against the L.A. Clippers, missing six of nine shots. But one of the shots he did make was a doozy.
The Golden State point guard, who was sporting the MI-30 colorway of his Under Armour Curry 1 sneaker, managed to dribble through four defenders to find a spot outside the three-point line. Then, after a quick spin, he launched the ball into the net with just nine seconds left on the shot clock.
The Golden State Warriors ended up defeating the Clippers 106-98, marking another big win for the team, which has been on a hot streak this season.
And Curry has had a stellar start of the year as well. The 26-year-old Ohio native recently signed with new sponsor Under Armour, which has made him the centerpiece of its basketball business. His signature Curry 1 shoe was unveiled last month during All Star weekend in New York, accompanied by a global ad campaign co-starring Curry and actor Jamie Foxx.
At the time of the shoe’s unveiling, Curry said, “This is surreal. I’ve worked hard since 7th grade, when I decided basketball was something I wanted to pursue. It was my calling in life and something that [could help me] inspire people around me and people I don’t even know. There have been a lot of hurdles, but to be here now and have a shoe symbolize that journey is precious.”
According to Glenn Lyon, chairman and CEO of Finish Line, the Curry 1 has been a hot seller in stores. “Under Armour’s entry into the basketball business and its ability to grow and become a factor in that category is something we are excited about,” he recently told FN.
The MI-30 colorway of the Curry 1 goes on sale April 18. Check out a video of the shoes in action last night: