Stephen Curry celebrated Joe Biden’s inauguration by rocking an exclusive pair of his Under Armour Curry 3s during the Golden State Warriors game against the San Antonio Spurs.
Curry showed off the blue sneakers that feature a presidential seal on the tongue. Originally debuted in 2017, the sneaker features former President Barack Obama’s signature on the bottom and the words “Back 2 Back,” which were originally placed there to celebrate Obama’s two terms as president. The Warriors showed love to Vice President Kamala Harris by sending her a custom jersey that read “Madame VP” on the back. Curry also sent his well wishes to the new administration in a video message on Inauguration Day.
The three-time NBA champ and former President Donald Trump were at odds previously over Curry’s decision to skip the celebratory White House visit in 2017, even if his team decided to go. Traditionally, the NBA Championship winning team would visit the White House after their win. However, considering Trump’s unhinged presidency, Curry and many other NBA players were not interested in visiting him.
Curry said at the time, “We’re all trying to do what we can using our platforms, using our opportunities to shed light. That’s kind of where I stand on that. I don’t think us going to the White House will miraculously make everything better, but this is my opportunity to voice that.”
Trump was insulted by the lack of appreciation for his White House tour and revoked Curry’s invitation completely.
“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team,” Trump ranted on Twitter. “Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!”
Instead, the team met with Obama in 2019.
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— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) January 21, 2021