Kevin Durant just slam dunked Under Armour’s stock.
The NBA star — and Nike pitchman — bad-mouthed the sneaker maker’s basketball shoes during a Monday interview, sending the company’s shares tumbling 2.8 percent on Tuesday to close at $15.34.
“Nobody wants to play in Under Armours. I’m sorry. The top kids don’t because they all play Nike,” the Golden State Warrior forward told Bill Simmons during his podcast, on “The Ringer.”
Durant, a.k.a. KD, seemed to be indifferent to the fact that his teammate, Stephen Curry, shills for Under Armour. Curry has three sneakers that bear his name and has an equity stake in the Baltimore-based company.
In the podcast, Durant was offering his opinion on why the University of Maryland, which is sponsored by Under Armour, does not recruit better high school athletes.
Under Armour did not immediately respond to a request for comment. And judging by Curry’s Twitter feed, the Warriors guard was more focused on the flood victims in Houston.