One of the greatest basketball players of all time today announced he’s also ‘getting started in the crypto game’, and ‘pumped to join the team’ at FTX exchange as their new global ambassador and a shareholder.
Watch Stephen Curry’s video announcement on FTX’s Twitter account below.
Stephen Curry Joins FTX Team
Just getting started in the crypto AND video editing game pumped to join the team
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) September 8, 2021
The NBA star proudly reads out a message on behalf of FTX – ‘the cryptocurrency exchange that brought you partnerships with Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen, Major League Baseball, TSM and more, now announcing our newest partnership – philanthropist, enterepeneur, golfer, father – Stephen Curry.’
‘Oh, and FTX is dope!’ the Golden State Warriors point guard then adds.
Tom Brady’s Crypto Advice
The NFL legend quote tweeted Curry joking that whatever he did on his cryptocurrency investing journey, don’t add laser eyes to his profile pic.
Whatever you do…don’t laser eyes! https://t.co/VVqUx6E6Oe
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) September 7, 2021
The price of Bitcoin corrected after Brady followed in the footsteps of Elon Musk and added the internet meme ‘laser eyes’ effect on his Twitter. However it has since made a strong recovery.
Perhaps Stephen Curry buying Bitcoin – and letting his 15.5 million Twitter followers know – will send the cryptocurrency markets shooting for a new all-time high in 2021.
FTX Exchange Ambassador
In a press release Curry added: “I’m excited to partner with a company that demystifies the crypto space and eliminates the intimidation factor for first-time users’.
Earlier this year Stephen Curry made news headlines buying a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT for 55 ETH (at the time worth almost $200k). He received advice from billionaire Michael Saylor when first tweeting about his initial interest in cryptocurrency.
FTX’s use of athlete and celebrity sponsorships has helped the cryptocurrency exchange rise in popularity in 2021 and its native token FTT has also increased in value from under $10 to over $70 in 2021.
“After meeting and speaking with Stephen, it was clear that he is a seamless fit for FTX,” commented FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried.