Steph Curry responds to young girl who called him out on his shoes

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Monday, 31 December 2018, 10:23AM

NBA superstar Steph Curry has gifted a young girl with a special Christmas present after she asked him on social media why Under Armour don't include girls in the marketing and sales of the basketball star's signature shoe.

Until recently, Under Armour's website listed the Curry 5 as an option in the menus for men, women and boys.

Earlier this year, a 9-year-old California girl named Riley Morrison wrote an open letter to Curry, posted online by her father, in which she says she was disappointed to see the shoes were listed only for boys. "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."

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He posted a letter to Morrison on Twitter saying he'd spent the past two days working with the company to fix the issue. "We are correcting this now!" 

The basketball star also sent the young girl a Christmas present to thank her for making him aware of the issue. Two pairs of Curry's new line of shoes set to be released in 2019.

Curry drew praise earlier this year for hosting a free all-girls camp in California. In his letter, he told Riley that he'd send her a pair of the current shoes and that she would be one of the first kids to receive a pair of the next iteration.

He also invited her to celebrate International Women's Day with him next March.

 

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.