One of Stephen Curry’s fans recently had a bone to pick with the Golden State Warriors basketball star. Riley Morrison, a 9-year-old girl, decided to write to Curry to say she was not happy to learn that Under Armour’s Curry 5 sneakers were not available for girls — or at least weren’t listed on the girls’ section of Under Armour’s website.
“I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all-girls basketball camp,” she wrote in a letter her father shared on social media. “I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5s too.”
Indeed, the writer has the same name, Riley, as Curry’s irrepressible 6-year-old daughter, the eldest of his three kids.
“I wanted to write the letter because it seems unfair that the shoes are only in the boys’ section and not in the girls’ section,” Morrison later told Teen Vogue. “I wanted to help make things equal for all girls, because girls play basketball, too.”
Her note prompted a response from Curry, who is also the father of a 3-year-old daughter, Ryan, and a son, Canon, born over the summer. The problem, he said, was being quickly addressed. He tweeted his full answer Thursday morning, writing “Appreciate you helping us get better Riley! We got you.”
“Hey Riley, I appreciate your concern and have spent the last 2 days talking to Under Armour about how we can fix the issue,” Curry wrote in his response. “Unfortunately, we have labeled smaller sizes as ‘boys’ on the website. We are correcting this NOW!”
Curry added: “I want to make sure you can wear my kicks proudly — so I am going to send you a pair of Curry 5s now AND you’ll be one of the first kids to get the Curry 6, Lastly, we have something special in the works for International Women’s Day on March 8th and I want you to celebrate with me! More to come on that, but plan to be in Oakland that night! All the best!”