Steph Curry is selling NFT sneakers that can be 'worn' in the metaverse to commemorate his 3-point record
- Basketball star
Steph Curryreleased 2,974 NFT sneakers to commemorate his record of 2,974 successful three-point shots.
NFTsare digital replicas of the shoes he wore when he broke the all-time league record.
- Owners of the virtual kicks will be able to show them off in three different metaverses, including Decentraland.
Each NFT is a digital replica of the sneakers he wore when he broke the NBA record for all-time three-pointers —2,974 successful shots — earlier this month. The digital kicks, called Genesis Curry Flows, sold out instantly, priced at $333 in another nod to the NBA's three-point line.
All proceeds from the NFTs will be donated to organizations facilitating access to sport, according to Under Armour, which is Curry's real-life sneaker brand.
The owners of Curry's digital sneakers will be allowed to sport them across three separate metaverses: Gala Games, The Sandbox, and Decentraland. There are five tiers of the shoe with different degrees of scarcity.
This isn't Curry's first foray into digital assets In August, he purchased a $180,000 Bored Ape NFT, and earlier this month the NBA team he plays for, The Golden State Warriors, partnered with crypto exchange FTX to launch a new series of NFTs.
NFTs in and out of the sports realm continue to boom. Over the past week alone, NFT sales hit $246 million, signalling a strong finish to a banner year for digital assets.
Total sales volume in 2021 of the digital items has surged to approximately $12 billion.
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