Stephen Curry Needs New Shoes
Photographed the Warriors at the Kings and the anticipated brother-on-brother action (that sounds weird) between Stephen Curry and Seth Curry. Sadly young Curry never got in the game so the best photo I have is this very compelling moment (sarcasm)
But the more interesting part, the more famous Curry was debuting his new shoes, the Curry 2s. The only problem was, as I was speaking to the team attendant, they were so focus on getting Steph a pair to wear for the game, apparently the glue hadn't quite dried and so his feet were slipping on the court.
I get that you are trying to produce a lot of shoes, but you should make certain the guy wearing your shoe, whose name is on the shoe, has the BEST version of that shoe.
As the sole was flopping off in the team attendant's hand and he was explaining to me, when I considered raising my camera to tell the story... he was like "no, Under Armour wouldn't want that"... ha, no sh*t... but it would make such a good story. So I just got the shoes in waiting that were brought out from the back. Another not-win for photojournalism :P
And then when a kid asked if he could have a pair of shoes, the attendant said "no, ::insert agency name:: has rights to everything he wears in game and it has to be authenticated, so unless he decides to give it to you..."
I get that you shouldn't be giving away someone else's shoes without permission, even if they are free to him and he's a millionaire, they are his shoes, but I'm sad to think they aren't his shoes, they belong to a group who he has signed his rights to because EVERY element of the game can be bought. At least in baseball the authenticators only have a certain mark they have to hit with baseballs, and than certain game-balls that are of significance and otherwise have some flexibility to hand a ball to an excited young ballpark fan. I still think Curry is a great guy, and of course a great player, but I'm a little disenchanted with what professional sports has become.
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