Steph Curry subtly acknowledges critics of his expensive camp
Stephen Curry hosted a four-day basketball camp in Hawaii earlier this month, and the cost to attend was reportedly more than $2,000. Since he makes millions on the court and even more off of it, the steep price led to a great deal of criticism.
On Sunday, Curry made light of the backlash he has received by sharing a flyer for a camp that his younger brother, Sacramento Kings guard Seth Curry, is hosting. Steph joked that this camp “won’t cost you 2K.”
No one was more vocal about the high cost of Steph’s camp than Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett, who lives in Hawaii with his wife.
“I see a lot of different athletes come through Hawaii whether it’s Steph Curry or whoever it is,” Bennett told KHON last week. “They all come here and it makes me mad, because I live in this community and I understand this community — that there’s so many kids who can’t afford to pay such a high amount of money. In my mind it’s like, how much money do you need before you start giving back for free? And I think a lot of athletes should start focusing on that.”
Curry is one of Under Armour’s biggest clients and has helped turn the brand into a major player in the NBA. You’ll get a better understanding of just how important his deal if you read this.
A lot of athletes charge big bucks for their camps. Whether you think that’s appropriate or not is a matter of personal opinion, but Curry clearly heard the complaints.