Steph Curry needed to switch things up after Kevin Durant was injured during game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets. His play was less-than-stellar in the series, so he decided to go back to what worked for him during his first MVP season; he wore the Under Armour Curry 1.
The shoe boasted the newest UA technology at the time including Charged cushioning, which softened when standing and stiffened when in motion. The anaFoam upper provided lightweight comfort as well, with soft foam woven into layers of mesh. This shoe happened to be introduced in 2015, the same year that Steph won his first MVP and championship trophies.
The throwback footwear seemed like a terrible idea at first, as Steph laid a goose-egg with 0 points in the first half. Something clicked with under 10 minutes left in the third though as Curry strung along layups, floaters, and a string of threes to finish with 33 points to eliminate the Houston Rockets from the 2019 NBA Playoffs.
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