A few years ago, Golden State Warriors superstar point guard Stephen Curry received a letter from Riley Morrison. The thoughtful letter asked the two-time MVP why his signature shoe wasn’t available in sizes for girls.
Curry not only responded to Morrison telling her that he was going to talk to Under Armor about it, but the Warriors star now has an International Women’s Day sneaker.
USA soccer player Megan Rapinoe lauded the way Curry supports women’s equality. She talked about it with Logan Murdock and Kerith Burke of NBC Sports Bay Area:
“People underestimate how impactful ‘just saying it’ can be,” Rapinoe explained. “If you have a big platform like Steph, he’s one of the most popular players in one of the most popular sports in our country. Lending your voice and talking about it … It’s a more holistic conversation with everybody involved than just the oppressed group talking about the same thing.”
Stephen Curry has two daughters, so Morrison’s letter and complaint hit home for him.
It's still incredible that the Warriors icon responded to the letter, created a shoe for women and sent a pair to Morrison. Just all the more reason to love Steph.
Rapinoe is also not wrong about her assessment of Steph and his impact on promoting women equality. With the platform he has and as a father to two beautiful daughters, Curry is undoubtedly the perfect ambassador for the cause.
Curry and the Warriors had the worst record in the 2019-20 NBA season, so the Dubs won't be partaking in the resumption of the campaign at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
The best shooter in NBA history, Curry only appeared in five games this season. He broke his left hand in the fourth game of the year after Phoenix Suns center Aron Baynes landed on him.