At Game 6 of the NBA finals, Stephen Curry made a memorable entrance at Oakland’s Oracle Arena wearing a white suit. Curry skipped the gold carpet other players entered on, emerging from a Mercedes Sprinter van with his wife, Ayesha, and children.
Sources close to Curry’s stylist Sheraine Robinson had indicated earlier that Curry would likely wear an indigo blue denim suit: The all white, summer-appropriate suiting was a startling departure. This is the last game the Warriors will play at Oracle before moving to the new Chase Center in San Francisco next season.
White has symbolized everything in fashion from purity and valor to innocence and chastity: One wonders if Curry’s white suiting was an attempt to paint himself as a “white knight” for the team in this pivotal game minus injured Kevin Durant.
Will Curry be able to rescue the Warriors in his good-guy look? Was he feeling sentimental about departing the team’s longtime home and choose to honor it with a distinctive fashion statement? Did the choice of a white suit nod to the traditional color of Chinese funerals at this last Oracle game? Or was he just trying to beat the heat after the recent record highs in the Bay Area?
The man in white: Steph Curry. pic.twitter.com/irKYwWTHFh
— Tony Bravo (@TonyBravoSF) June 13, 2019
In recent seasons, the pregame walk to the locker room has become a much-followed fashion moment for menswear fans. Curry’s fresh, guy-next-door-style has been as much a part of his reputation as his playing.
Tony Bravo is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org