When today’s athletes hit their breaking point, it’s their team that pushes them to keep going. That’s what Protect This House is all about.
With the help of current and future basketball legends Stephen Curry, Kelsey Plum, Aliyah Boston, and Bryson Tucker, Under Armour is bringing back Protect This House.
These game-changing athletes will represent a bold team mentality and show the world what it means to fight for your team.
“It was never a matter of if we would bring back Protect This House, it was when and how. Its significance to Under Armour’s heritage and brand legacy, and sports in general, make it the perfect brand platform to take UA into this next chapter. But its revival isn’t about repeating the past. Today’s athletes and their motivations differ greatly from those who occupied locker rooms 20 years ago and we want to celebrate that.”Kevin Plank, Under Armour Founder, Executive Chairman & Brand Chief
The training, sweat, and camaraderie that enables athletes to Protect This House is even more crucial today than it was in the early 2000s because athletes, as a collective, have shifted their mindset from “me” to “we.”
Under Armour has always understood not only what athletes endure during the game, but how competitors are born and bred behind the scenes, and away from the cameras and crowds. Everything a player goes through helps them commit to their team and their team’s success.
“In the early 2000s, athletes didn’t have an anthem they could all relate to. Protect This House changed that,” said Brian Boring, VP, Global Brand Creative.
“It became a phenomenon, and for the first time, athletes saw their deeply intimate, pregame moments reflected on screen. That athlete knowledge cemented us into global sports culture, and twenty years later, it still stands.”
“Back in the early 2000s when the anthem first launched, I wasn’t an Under Armour athlete, but I was a huge fan of the chant. So now, 20 years later and after 10 years with Under Armour, it’s really humbling to be part of this new generation of Protect This House.”Stephen Curry, 4 x NBA Champion
Many basketball legends today grew up chanting Protect This House in their own locker rooms, practice facilities and homes.
Under Armour is partnering with athletes who embody what it means to Protect This House to reignite the battle cry for today’s athlete—bring them into the DNA, the heritage, and future of the brand.
Each of the star athletes representing this campaign relates to this battle cry in a different way. When Stephen Curry hears Protect This House, a fire and purpose is ignited within, pushing him to stop at nothing to achieve his team’s goals. Kelsey Plum uses resiliency as her armour. This innate fight makes her stronger and pushes her to Protect This House. Aliyah’s armour has helped her achieve incredible feats on the court, but she’s even prouder of what it’s allowed her to do off the court. By giving her all for her team, her family, and her hometown, she shows us how to Protect This House.
“Everyone has to come back to their roots at some point. And Under Armour is going back to its roots with the revival of Protect This House, but evolving it to apply to today. Twenty years later, Protect This House is still a rallying cry that ignites a fire within athletes–it’s about believing in yourself, having a sense of pride, and pushing yourself to your limit to accomplish greatness for yourself and your team, both on and off the court.”– Stephen Curry, 4x NBA Champion