Steph Curry's latest Under Armour shoe inspired by streets of Oakland


Steph Curry's latest Under Armour shoe inspired by streets of Oakland

Steph Curry finds inspiration wherever he goes -- especially when it comes to designing his shoes.

His most recent influence came from a trip down memory lane -- more specifically, a trip down International Boulevard in Oakland.

Introducing, the Under Armour Curry 6 International Boulevard:

"I used to live on Lake Merritt and by 4:30 pm I’d get in the car, trying to get to the arena, and 880 South would be bumper to bumper," Curry told Under Armour. "So I usually drove down International Boulevard, and would see the evolution of the city every time I got in the car." 

"The deep navy knit upper with bright yellow accents is reminiscent of some of the iconic street art that dots the landscape, evidence of a creative, cohesive community breaking the mold of what International Boulevard means to the Town," according to the Under Armour website. 

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The six-time All-Star designed his "Coy Fish colorways," after a prank with friends that resulted in jumping into a koi fish pond at a restaurant.

He's also celebrated women with his Curry 6 "United We Win," colorways that possessed a purple color scheme. This was a tribute to Riley Morrison, a young girl who wrote to Curry saying it had been "unfair" there were no girls' sizes. He immediately responded back in a hand-written note. Curry then teamed up with Morrison to create the Curry 6's for International Women's Day.

NBA rumors: Steph Curry to play in celebrity golf tournament in Tahoe

NBA rumors: Steph Curry to play in celebrity golf tournament in Tahoe

Steph Curry is obsessed with golf.

And in a couple of weeks, he will be participating in a celebrity tournament he loves.

The Warriors superstar will play in the American Century Championship in Tahoe next month, Ron Kroichick of The San Francisco Chronicle has learned.

The event is from July 9 to 14 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course and this will be Curry's seventh appearance.

Curry -- who came in fourth place back in 2017 -- finished in a tie for 11th last year, with former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo winning it all.

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Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (who is also an avid golfer) will be a part of the field for the first time since 2016, according to the tournament's website.

Curry is starring in a mini golf competition TV series this summer called "Holy Moley." He is also an executive producer on the show, which debuts on June 20 on ABC.

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Rockets GM Daryl Morey shoots down report of Chris Paul demanding trade

Rockets GM Daryl Morey shoots down report of Chris Paul demanding trade

Are Chris Paul and James Harden friends? That might be the biggest question -- other than what the immediate future holds for the Warriors -- heading into the NBA offseason. 

After losing to the Warriors in the second round of the NBA playoffs, reports have repeatedly leaked out about the Rockets, with the latest suggesting the relationship between the two star guards is "unsalvageable" and Paul has demanded a trade.

Well, not long after that report dropped Tuesday, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey went on the defensive, shooting down the report of the trade demand while denying there is friction between his backcourt stars.

So, which one is it?

It would be easy to view this as Morey doing damage control. If Paul has asked for a trade, then word getting out would put the Rockets at a disadvantage in negotions.

However, now that the Rockets have been on summer vacation for six weeks, perhaps Harden and Paul have cooled off and hashed things out.

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Losing to the Warriors without Kevin Durant might have broken the rival Rockets. There was a report that Paul and Harden had a tense exchange following the Rockets' Game 6 loss in Houston. Now it appears things could be worse than initially imagined. 

With Golden State limping out of the NBA Finals with both Durant and Klay Thompson injured and headed for free agency, now would be the perfect time for the Rockets to finally take what they believe is their rightful place atop the conference. If CP3 and The Beard are on the outs, though, there's no telling what the offseason could hold for the Rockets.

Paul is owed  $38.5, $41.3 and $44,2 million, respectively, over the next three seasons. With the surefire Hall of Famer's body continuing to break down, it's hard to see a team that would be willing to take on that price tag for the aging star.

Then again, perhaps all is jolly in Rocketland and the two stars will continue to make those State Farm commercials everyone loves so much.