NBA All-Star 2019 is upon us, and today Under Armour Basketball is unveiling the Curry 6 colorway that tells the origin story of Stephen as a coy prankster as he returns to his home in Charlotte for the All-Star Game.
This striking colorway of the Curry 6 Coy Fish is a nod to the vibrant beauty of the koi fish, featuring a bright yellow fully knit upper, a full-length HOVR midsole and a water-like clear outsole for best-in-class traction.
So why the Curry 6 Coy Fish? Well, the coy, playful personality that friends and family now know all too well can be traced back to Stephen’s time at Davidson College in North Carolina. The “Coy Fish” prank occurred during Stephen’s junior year, while he was out with his teammates on his 21st birthday.
“We went to a little Japanese steakhouse to celebrate, and decisions were made to jump in the koi fish pond at the restaurant. I was the decoy distracting the hostess while Steve [Rossiter] jumped in and tried to grab one of the fish.”
As Rossiter worked to nab a koi fish from the restaurant pond, Curry distracted the hostess. Unfortunately for them, a security camera caught all the action. A videotape from the restaurant made its way to Davidson College men’s basketball head coach Bob McKillop a week later.
“We were in the gym running sprints for a good two hours,” said Stephen. “And then we had to go back to the steakhouse and stay at the front door for four hours as greeters!”
At that point, the restaurant had come out on top – the most famous amateur athlete in the area was at the door greeting customers. And while Stephen might have learned his lesson in the moment, it only ignited the coy spirit that drives his mischievous personality today.
Now to celebrate the 2019 NBA All-Star Game, the Under Armour Curry 6 Coy Fish colorway will drop in limited pairs at the Armoury at Champs Sports in the Carolina Place Mall in Pineville, NC on February 13 beginning at 4:30 pm ET. It releases broadly for $130 USD on February 15, 2019.