Steph Curry isn’t going to take Kevin Durant’s criticism of his favorite shoe brand sitting down.
Durant made the claim during an interview with Bill Simmons on his eponymous podcast. Curry is the highest profile athlete in Under Armour‘s stable, and one of its biggest spokespeople. Durant, on the other hand, is sponsored by Nike and has his own line of shoes with the the brand.
“Where we were four years ago, and where we are now – you can’t tell me nobody wants to wear our shoes,” Curry told the paper. “I know for a fact that they do.”
Curry added that the shoe drama is “nothing that’s going to break up the locker room.”
“I understand how what we do and the team that we are and the success we’ve had, no matter what anybody says it’s going to be blowing up,” Curry said.
Curry is often defensive of Under Armour, once calling a derided pair of Under Armour shoes carrying his name “fire.” He has been critical of the company in the past, especially after Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank called President Donald Trump a “real asset to the country.”
Curry’s Under Armour contract was renewed until at least 2024. Specific terms of the renewal deal were not shared, but he reportedly is paid at least $4 million by the company.