Chef Curry and the Golden State Warriors will defend their crown in the NBA Finals starting this Thursday. He meets LeBron’s Cavilers for the fourth year in a row, having won two of the last three meetings. Fatigue on this match-up rises from season to season, but it’s also a testament to the Warriors dominance (and LeBron’s individual will). Every year Curry’s squad enters the match-up as heavy favorites (why is pretty obvious) and Under Armour keeps him laced up in the finest of kicks. As their marquee sponsor, Curry typically unveils new models and exclusive PEs to the public under the Finals banner. From a statistical standpoint (and his own personal expectations) Curry has historically underwhelmed in June compared to his prolific regular seasons. Luckily, his Golden State squad features enough talent to win regardless of Steph’s numbers – for reference his Playoffs averages are still amazing, with 26 PTS, 6 AST, 4 made 3PT per-game (just Finals averages weren’t available). Curry is yet to win a Final MVP award in three appearances, maybe 2018 will be his turn for the individual award.
Like yesterday, we’ll be taking a look back at some of Curry’s best Finals shoes. Be sure to check back later when we highlight his teammate, Klay Thompson’s kicks, enjoy!
5. Ring Number 1
Shoe: Curry 1 Finals PE
When: 2015 NBA Finals; Game 2
Outcome: Loss; series win
Stats: 19 points; 2-15 from 3pt-land
Notes: These striking shoes released in a two shoe pack with a Curry 2 you’ll see below.
4. Championship Flex
Shoe: Curry 2
When: Pre-2016 NBA Finals
Outcome: Certified sneaker heat!
Stats: Hardware, checkout the inner-tongue highlighting his team’s 2015 Championship
Notes: I enjoy when a Finals themed shoe doesn’t exclusively use black/white/gold, these Currys blend his team colors with the Finals theme perfectly.
3. …The You Had a 3-1 Lead 2’s
Shoe: Curry 2 Finals PE
When: 2016 NBA Finals; Game 7
Outcome: (WFT level) loss; series loss
Stats: 17 Points; 4-14 3pt attempts
Notes: There’s a big theme with Curry’s performances and his team winning, when he shoots poorly the Warriors have a hard time winning.
2. Back in Black
Shoe: Curry 4 PE
When: 2017 NBA Finals; Game 4
Outcome: Loss; series win
Stats: 14 points; 2-9 from 3; 10 assists
Notes: continued unveiling of the Curry 4, continued black/gold tradition
1. What’s Next?
Shoe: Curry 5 PE
When: 2018 Western Conference Finals; Game 7
Outcome: Win; series win
Stats: 27 points; 10 assists; 9 rebounds
Notes: We’re yet to see Steph’s 2018 Finals shoes but these gold and orange PEs were too lit to leave out.