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Stephen Curry Spends Summer With 2016 Under Armour Asia Tour

Steph Curry Asia Tour 2016

Stephen Curry has had a busy summer on his 2016 Asia Tour with Under Armour. He toured four cities while on the road showcasing his unparalleled shooting skills.

Steph kicked off the tour in Shenyang by unveiling the “Journey to Excellence” Curry 2.5 pack at the Under Armour Brand House in Mix City Mall. Some lucky fans were even offered the chance to attend a special Q&A/photo session with the MVP in the store.

Over a thousand fans gathered to watch Steph be introduced to the city by a special Flag Processional Dance. Then some local players got tips from the man himself during shooting drills and a 3 point contest.

In the second stop of Guangzhou, the star guard and Under Armour hosted 30 of the top local ball players in a skills clinic with trainer Rob MacLanaghan. Once again, more than a thousand fans huddled up outside to get a glimpse of the action. Their patience was rewarded when Steph came outside to greet them during the clinic.

Later on, ten players from the clinic were selected for a 5-on-5 game and were joined by Steph. He played the entire second half and even brought his squad back to win with three straight long range daggers in a row.

Kevin Plank, CEO and chairman of Under Armour, joined the back to back MVP in Hong Kong to give back to the community and tour the factory where the Curry 2s are made. They met with fans during a photoshoot overlooking the skyline and honored local figures who improve and shape the lives of area youth. Both of them visited the workers and Steph had a chance to see the molds that actually produce his signature model.

Taipei may have been the final stop on the tour but there was still a lot of ground to cover. First, he visited the Da An Brand House in central Taipei. During his visit he met fans and signed autographs with the people waiting outside. Steph also talked about the upcoming NBA season and was joined by Leon Gu to discuss the design process that goes into creating the Curry line of footwear.

After that it was back to basketball. He helped with instruction at a basketball clinic for 30 select players. Finally, he closed out the evening in front of 5,000 fans competing in shooting competitions with local sharpshooters.

The highly publicized game of 5-on-5 where Stephen went iso against a younger player and got blocked happened there as well. But, they replayed the final seconds and Steph redeemed himself by burying a jumper from way behind the line.

Sounds like he didn’t get much of a summer break but it was worth it to meet so many of his fans. If you are digging the dope new hoodie that Steph has on in the pictures from the events, then you can scoop your own Tailgate Full Zip Graphic Hoodie on September 15 for $159 at Under Armour retailers and UA.com.

Steph Curry Asia Tour 2016

Steph Curry Asia Tour 2016

Steph Curry Asia Tour 2016

Steph Curry Asia Tour 2016

Steph Curry Asia Tour 2016

Images via: Under Armour

  1. Saw the kid who blocked Curry on youtube, that’s a very good defense despite Curry Stepping back for the shot,

    Sad he skipped the Philippines, pretty sure a lot of Filipino fans would love to see Steph,

    Just like it when NBA Players make tours like that outside the U.S.

    1. Have to give that kid his props too and Steph as well for that matter as he was really gracious about getting blocked.

      I feel like the Philippines is coming up for them. People love basketball out there and it only makes sense.

  2. What’s better than seeing the best shooter in the world doing what he does best in person? Apparently, it is watching it through the 5″ screen on your phone.

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