Before Steph Curry was considered “The Chef,” to many NBA fans he was just another good point guard with shooting range. Unfortunately, it seem like Nike viewed him as much as well.
In a radio interview with Dan Patrick the two-time NBA MVP confirmed that Nike did in fact mispronounce his name during a 2013 presentation in which they were looking to retain the Golden State Warriors guard with the Nike brand, but from the looks of it, he wasn’t necessarily a priority.
“That’s been written. I think it might be true,” said Curry.
In hindsight, it seems like the Nike basketball division really dropped the ball on this one… and kicked it away.
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