When you're at the top of the game, everybody wants a piece of the action.
In an Air Max Day sitdown with GQ, legendary sneaker designer Tinker Hatfield was asked about the possibility of working with the NBA's reigning (and soon to be back-to-back) MVP Stephen Curry. While some may have assumed he'd give a company-friendly answer, Hatfield seems quite open to the idea.
"I would love to design a shoe for Steph Curry," said Hatfield. "I think he’s an amazing player and I love watching him perform, and certainly he would be right up there in the top of my list as someone I’d love to work with."
Of course, Hatfield is never leaving Nike and Curry is locked into a long-term partnership with Under Armour, so it's not likely to ever happen.
This tidbit follows an ESPN report on Curry's decision to leave Nike for Under Armour in 2013. Needless to say, Nike wishes they had a do-over on their underwhelming pitch to the man who went on to become the face of the league.
Read Hatfield's full interview, in which he discusses the origin of Air Max and working as part of HTM over at GQ.com.