De’Aaron Fox explains his decision to sign endorsement deal with Curry Brand
Oct 27, 2023, 2:20 PM
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During the third quarter of the Sacramento Kings season debut against the Utah Jazz, it was reported that star De’Aaron Fox was finalizing an endorsement deal with Curry Brand, per The Athletic‘s Shams Charania. After spending his first five NBA seasons with Nike, Fox was a sneaker free agent for the entirety of last season.
He tested a few different brands, but after wearing Curry’s, he never seemed to look back. “This is one of the best shoes that I’ve ever worn,” De’Aaron Fox said Friday morning. “This is before we even had any contact. Obviously, they knew that I loved the product, and the relationship kind of started building from there.”
Since suffering a grade three ankle sprain early in his third NBA season, De’Aaron Fox has worn the same ankle braces as Curry, which are accounted for in the shoe’s design. Sacramento’s All-Star guard confirmed the impact that played in his decision.
“He wears the same ankle braces, so the shoe is kind of built for that, and it was extremely comfortable,” he said. “I told ya’ll I had a foot problem a little bit last year, and that didn’t necessarily solve it, but it started to make it go away a bit.”
Fox is the first signature athlete to sign with Curry Brand. There are plans for a signature shoe down the line, but Fox said he thinks “it’ll be more like next year.” He continued, “Obviously, those types of things take a little bit of time. So, it’s in discussion right now.”
Ironically, Curry and Fox are set to face off tonight at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento’s home opener. After Golden State sent the Kings home in the first round last postseason, a rivalry could be brewing. Fox joining Curry Brand adds another layer to their battles.
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