NBA Star Responds After Girl's Plea About His Shoes


An Under Armour spokesman on Thursday said the company plans to correct "a simple yet critical error", thanks to Stephen and Riley, whose father, firefighter Chris Morrison, posted her letter on November 18. But this isn't just about Riley. I am a big fan of yours. I know everybody's going to be excited, but nobody's going to be more excited than he is. I asked my dad to buy me the new Curry 5's because I'm starting a new basketball season.

"I was disappointed to see that there were no Curry 5's for sale under the girls' section", Riley wrote.

It should be noted that the other team competing on this night has been periodically resting its own superstar even though he doesn't now have anything wrong with him, simply because he was hurt most of last season and they want to avoid a repeat. In her words, "girls want to rock" the shoes too. "We are correcting this now!" wrote the Golden State Warriors' point guard, who noted that he was working with Under Armour to correct the problem and captioned the post, "Appreciate you helping us get better Riley!"

"Girls play basketball too and it's not any more important for boys than girls", Riley said.

The letter got to Curry and he gave an awesome response on Twitter. "We were able to make shots, we were able to get some stops in overtime".

"We've actually offered Curry signature footwear in youth sizing for boys and girls since the initial Curry 1", said Dean Stoyer, vice president of global brand communications.

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He mentioned plans for an event to mark International Women's Day on March 8, and told her to plan to be in Oakland that night.

"The fact that he took the time out of his day to write to my daughter means a lot to me", Riley's dad said.

Most people would be surprised to hear a megastar like Curry would taking a nine-year-old girl seriously, but he's is a passionate supporter of women's issues. He penned a wide-ranging essay in August for The Players' Tribune about what it's like to raise two young daughters under the headline, "This is personal".

In the essay he shared a powerful lesson his mother taught him.

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