Warriors' Curry responds to 9-year-old girl's call for his shoes
It's rare during the season to see a superstar NBA player sit down and respond to a fan's request via a WRITTEN LETTER (remember that when you had to pick up a pen and actually write on paper to communicate!?), but that's exactly what Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry recently did in response to a little girl's inquiry.
The letter, written by 9-year-old Riley Morrison, asked Curry why his Under Armour shoes didn't come in girls sizes, and only in boys and mens.
“I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all-girls basketball camp,” she wrote. “I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5’s too.”
Curry took the handwritten letter to heart, and wrote Morrison back (yes, a handwritten letter), explaining as to why the shoes didn't come in her size (or style for that matter), and promised a change.
Under Armour also took action about the 'error,' and put out a statement that it is “correcting a simple yet critical error.”
The company will start listing the shoes under co-gender “Grade School” sizing, and will make the same change on boxes starting with the Curry 6s next year.
As for Riley, she's not only going to get a chance to wear the shoes and be the envy of all the kids in her school, but it sounds like she's got a pretty sweet experience coming up on in March at an upcoming Warriors game.