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Curry 'had a conversation' with Durant about Under Armour comments

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Curry 'had a conversation' with Durant about Under Armour comments

A couple weeks ago, Kevin Durant joined The Bill Simmons Podcast and answered a bunch of fan questions.

Ryan from Baltimore asked why schools such as Maryland and Georgetown have struggled to sign some of the top high school players in the region.

Durant -- who is from the Washington D.C. area -- played his one year of college ball at Texas.

"I didn't want to stay home. I wanted to see what's outside that area," Durant explained. "I think a lot of kids to be honest, they don't choose Maryland unless they play in an Under Armour system coming up. Shoe companies have a real, real big influence on where these kids go.

"Nobody wants to play in Under Armours, I'm sorry. The top kids don't, because they all play Nike."

Simmons chimed in: "Have you talked to Steph about this?"

Durant's answer: "No, but come on man. Everybody knows that. Nobody want to say nothin.'"

On Sunday, Steph Curry acknowledged that he "had a conversation" with Durant about what the 2017 Finals MVP said.

“This is nothing that is going to put a wrench in the locker room,” Curry told Scott Fowler of The Charlotte Observer. "I told him that he has a certain opinion based on his experience growing up in the Nike business. What that means when it comes to the competition among shoe brands and universities and the whole grassroots system and whatnot – he’s entitled to that opinion obviously.

"But when it comes to what I’m trying to do with Under Armour, and what the Curry brand means and what Under Armour basketball means, that statement does not ring true at all.”

Fowler asked Curry if Durant's comments angered the two-time MVP.

“Nah ... I understand how what we do and the team that we are and the success we’ve had, no matter what anybody says it’s going to be blowing up ... especially when it’s the opportunity to make it look (controversial).

"Like I said, it’s nothing that’s going to break up the locker room.”

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

How Warriors fans can watch game this season with Larry O'Brien Trophy

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How Warriors fans can watch game this season with Larry O'Brien Trophy

Once the NBA season starts, every player is out for the same thing -- a chance to raise the Larry O'Brien Trophy at the end of the year.

During the 2017-18 season, Warriors fans can watch a game at Oracle Arena with the prize possession right by their side. All you need is $2,000. 

If you can write the check, the trophy will pay you a visit in a premium suite, plus two bottle of champagne and a gift bag that includes a six-inch replica trophy and a replica championship ring. 

Fans are limited to four experiences with the trophy per game. 

Darren Rovell of ESPN was first to share the details. 

Damian Lillard: 'I'm not joining nobody' like Kevin Durant did, unless...

Damian Lillard: 'I'm not joining nobody' like Kevin Durant did, unless...

Kevin Durant. LeBron James. Chris Paul. Paul George. LaMarcus Aldridge. Kyrie Irving. Gordon Hayward.

Those just some of the superstars to change teams in the last few years in pursuit of a championship.

But don't expect Damian Lillard to add his name to that list.

While speaking on the latest episode of Complex's Everyday Struggle, the Blazers point guard was asked about the possibility of joining up with other stars to try to win a title.

"I mean, like I said about [former Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge], I wouldn't have done it. For me, I'm not joining nobody," Lillard said.

When it was brought up that he'd join LeBron if given the chance, Lillard responded by saying this: "I'm not joining nobody. I would not win a championship before I go and team up and do all that. Unless it was something I couldn't control."

A hypothetical scenario was posed to Lillard: Let's say you're 34 years old (Lillard is currently 27 years old) and you had the chance to join two of your superstar friends on another team. You still wouldn't do it?

"I’m saying this because this is how I feel, not how I feel at the moment. That’s just how I feel about it. I think if that’s what somebody wants to do, I’m not mad at them for doing it. I’m just telling you what I’m not going to do. That ain’t how we get down," Lillard responded.

To wrap up the topic, Lillard was asked if he holds it against any player that does decide to team up with other superstars.

"Nah, if it make them feel good, if they comfortable doing it, then do you," Lillard said.