Nine-year-old Californian Riley Morrison wrote a letter to the Golden State Warriors star to ask why his signature shoe, the Curry 5, wasn't available in "girls" sizes on the UA website, SB Nation reported.
"We are correcting this now!" the two-time league MVP wrote in a letter back to the Golden State Warriors' fan, who lives in Napa, California. Curry also invited his young fan to join him at a special event planned March 8 for International Women's Day.
And true to Curry's word, the 5s are, as of Thursday afternoon, listed under the girls' section on Under Armour's website.
Riley really pulled the guilt card on Curry to fix this issue, reminding him that he has two daughters and has hosted an all-girls basketball camp. The three-time National Basketball Association champion said that "unfortunately we have labeled smaller sizes as "boys" on the website". "I enjoy going to Warriors games with my dad". In 12 games this season, Curry is averaging 29.5 points, 6.1 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game while shooting 51.5 per cent from the floor.More news: Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty To Lying To Congress
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As for fulfilling his promise, the Under Armour website now has the Curry 5s included in the Kid's Basketball Shoes section, though not labeled as Girls' Basketball Shoes as the UA Lightning model or the UA Jet.
And there's more - he's planning something for International Women's Day in March, and wants Riley to come. "More to come on that, but plan to be in Oakland that night!"
Steph Curry returns to action after sitting out for nearly a month. In an August opinion piece for the Players' Tribune, Curry wrote he hoped his two daughters - one of whom is coincidentally also named Riley - could "grow up knowing that there are no boundaries that can be placed on their futures, period". I want them to grow up in a world where their gender does not feel like a rulebook for what they should think, or be, or do.