Much was said during the days leading up to this matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers. Steph’s legacy was put in question by many fans on Twitter, particularly with the same Blazers team blowing out his Warriors two nights before. Steph showed the “overrated” tag was unwarranted and then some.
Curry was on fire from the jump, dropping 21 points on Portland’s head in the first quarter alone. Steph got it down from all parts of the court, including the free throw line before lighting it up from beyond the arc in the 4th. His last two threes, in particular, came in spectacular fashion:
The Warriors legend did all this in his first self-branded shoe, the Curry Flow 8. This is the first official sneaker away from Under Armour (but still funded by them) without the UA branding.
The Flow 8 marks the debut of new cushioning in UA Flow, which took more than three years to develop. UA Flow removes the traditional outsole, with traction carved right onto the cushioning. This allowed the Under Armour team to add structure around the soft foam while adding traction to high wear areas.
Steph dropped his career-high 62-points in a blue and white Curry Flow 8 in this game, which doesn’t have release info at the time of writing.
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