If you’re on this website, chances are you don’t need any more reasons to love Steph Curry. But just in case you do, this story’s for you.
The Golden State Warriors superstar became the subject of a viral social media post this week, when a nine-year old girl wrote him a letter regarding his current sneakers, the Under Armour Curry 5’s. The young fan and baller was justifiably upset that girls sizes were not available on Under Armour’s website. Check out her amazing letter, which her dad posted online.
Dear Stephen Curry,
My name is Riley (just like your daughter :) ), I’m 9 years old from Napa, California. I am a big fan of yours. I enjoy going to Warriors games with my dad. I asked my dad to buy me the new Curry 5’s, because I’m starting a new basketball season. My dad and I visited the Under Armour website and were disappointed to see that there were no Curry 5’s for sale under the girls section. However, they did have them for sale under the boys section, even to customize. I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all girls basketball camp. I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5’s too.
It goes without saying that Riley makes a very important point. And, thankfully, a point that Curry agrees with. It didn’t take long for the two-time MVP to respond with his own hand-written letter.
With the caption, “Appreciate you helping us get better Riley! We got you. #MoreToCome”, Curry responded in inimitable Steph fashion, and, most importantly, addressed the important concerns:
I appreciate your concern and have spent the last 2 days talking to Under Armour about how we can fix the issue. Unfortunately, we have labeled small sizes as “boys” on the website. We are correcting this now! I want to make sure you can wear my kicks proudly - so I am going to send you a pair of Curry 5’s now and you’ll be one of the first kids to get the Curry 6. Lastly, we have something special in the works for International Women’s day on March 8th, and I want you to celebrate with me! More to come on that, but plan to be in Oakland that night! All the best!
It’s safe to say Curry made the young player’s year with that response, but perhaps most important is the way he handled the situation. In an era full of athletes tip-toeing around criticism and issues, Curry recognized that all the kids shoes being lumped in with the boys wasn’t okay.
And, as of writing this article, the Under Armour website lists the Curry 5’s in the girls section. Where they should be.