In the wake of violence being committed against Asians around the country, Steph Curry will auction a special pair of kicks he wore Sunday night to show his support for the Asian community.
The Warriors may have lost to the Hawks 117-111, but Curry came out as a winner once again.
The seven-time NBA All-Star plans to auction off the custom-designed sneakers to raise money for the families of the victims of the Atlanta-Spa shooting.
The yellow, white, and black sneakers were designed with the Bruce Lee Foundation and feature Bruce Lee’s face with the quote, “Under the heavens, there is but one family.”
Written on Steph Curry’s shoes tonight, which he will wear in tonight’s game to help show solidarity with the Asian community. pic.twitter.com/JApNg9cQmI
— Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) April 4, 2021
Curry has long been a fan of Lee and his teachings.
“He lived what he spoke and meant every word,” Curry said. “He pushed himself to be greater than he knew he could and to impact people along the way.
Board of Directors chairperson Shannon Lee tweed her gratitude to Curry, “I think Stephen’s gesture is a beautiful example of allyship and solidarity in action.”
“I think Stephen’s gesture is a beautiful example of allyship and solidarity in action,” said Shannon Lee, CEO of the Bruce Lee Family Companies and chairperson of the board of directors for the Bruce Lee Foundation. https://t.co/NFwzpnn9O0 1/
— Bruce Lee (@brucelee) April 4, 2021
Before taking the court, Curry told The Undefeated why he decided to wear the shoes, which took Kreative Custom Kicks 12 hours to paint.
“Disgust, horror, and outright anger at why any violence keeps happening in our country,” said Curry. “After all we have been through this past year, let alone in the history of our country, people still deal with unnecessary tragedy and are afraid for their lives. We have to do better.”
Curry explained, “We are all different and unique. On purpose. But, we are all human beings on a quest to fulfill our purpose, and that energy should be used to uplift and love each other to the fullest. Anything else is a waste of our existence.”
When asked about Curry’s decision, coach Steve Kerr told ABC7 News, “He understands the power that he holds, whether its to raise money or to raise awareness,” said Kerr. “He’s just an incredibly thoughtful, self-aware athlete.”