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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is raising money for the victims of the recent Atlanta shootings while standing in solidarity with the Asian community.
When Stephen Curry took the court on Sunday night for the Golden State Warriors in Atlanta, he was also standing up for the Asian community there and everywhere.
The Golden State guard partnered with the Bruce Lee Foundation to design custom sneakers depicting the legendary martial artist and his family.
The handpainted sneakers will be auctioned off to benefit the families of the eight victims of the recent shootings at Asian spas in Atlanta.
The images on the black and white shoes are made even better by a perfect quote from Lee: “Under the heavens, there is but one family.”
Curry told The Undisputed the highlighted line is among his favorite Lee quotes. It’s well worth remembering in the current climate.
“It’s plain and simple,” Curry said. “We are all different and unique. On purpose. But, we are all human beings on a quest to fulfill our purpose and that energy should be used to uplift and love each other to the fullest. Anything else is a waste of our existence.”
Steph Curry used his platform to support the Asian community in Atlanta
Multiple teams, including the Atlanta Hawks, held moments of silence to honor the victims of the Atlanta shootings in the aftermath.
Curry took the opportunity of his Warriors traveling to face the Hawks to extend his own gesture of support. Critically, he’s done something to carry the public consciousness of the tragic event forward.
With Lee’s image on his sneakers, Curry put up 37 points. However, the Hawks came out on top with a 117-111 victory. Danilo Gallinari delivered 25 points off the bench to push Atlanta to victory.