Stephen Curry finally explained the reason he left NIKE’s shoe offer on the table in favor of Under Armour in his own words. Many of the rumors circled around NIKE being against Curry’s Christianity, and that simply was not true.

During an interview, Curry was outright asked about the “creative freedom to put scriptures on the shoes.”

“Nah, that was strictly an agreement from Under Armour about who I am as a person,” he said. “When I was designing my signature shoe…how much my faith drives me and what I do on the court.”

He continued, “I didn’t ask NIKE.”

The conversation of even designing a shoe never happened with NIKE because Curry was not featured as one of their signature shoes. With Under Armour he was thrust to the forefront of their sneaker line with the Curry One’s, which is why he had a say in creating it.

Read the full scope of the story on Rapzilla.

Listen to Curry’s reply on Gradient, here.