Stephen Curry pays tribute to Breonna Taylor on golf course
While competing in celebrity golf tournament “American Century Championship” in Nevada, Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry was spotted wearing special golf cleats — ones bearing the name of the late Breonna Taylor as a reminder of justice yet to be served.
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The golf tournament, which also features Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes who signed a $503 million contract extension earlier this week, is held nearby Lake Tahoe on the border with California.
Curry, who was eliminated alongside the Warriors from the NBA’s 2019-20 season restart in Orlando, has been active and using his offseason break for good since the season was suspended in mid-March.
Steph honoring Breonna Taylor on his golf shoes during the American Century Championship pic.twitter.com/lHrsqkr8Ot
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An emergency medical technician, Taylor was killed by Louisville police in March of this year when officers entered her home with a no-knock warrant. Taylor was killed in a gunfight between three officers and boyfriend Kenneth Walker while the EMT was resting.
Taylor’s name and story has, like George Floyd’s, turned into a lightning rod for activists seeking to bring justice to many unarmed people of color in the United States, who lose their lives to police with little to no recourse serve for officers. For Taylor, the officers involved in her case have not all been arrested or charged with crimes for her loss of life.
The Warriors star honoring the Louisville native using his golf footwear during the celebrity golf tournament certainly brings a much-needed boost to get justice for Taylor. Stephen Curry joins a long list of NBA players turning activists, as a well-documented number of athletes took to the streets to join peaceful demonstrations during the hiatus.