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Fearless 9 Year Old Girl Calls Out Basketball Star

by | December 2, 2018

Riley Morrison was frustrated when she could only find Stephen Curry’s signature sneakers in boy’s sizes. So frustrated in fact, that the fearless 9 year old penned a letter to the Golden State Warriors’ superstar, who responded with an apology and an invitation.

Fearless 9 year old

Curry, the two-time league MVP wrote a letter back to the Golden State Warriors’ fan, that said: “We are correcting this now!”

Riley was looking for a new pair of sneakers for the start of her basketball season and was disappointed that the shoes designed by her favorite player were not available in girls sizes.


In a letter to Curry, that made a huge athletic corporation change their labeling, Riley pointed out that the shoes were only available in boy’s sizes. The fearless 9 year old Riley told him that she hoped that he and Under Armour could work together to fix the issue because girls want to rock the Curry 5’s too.

In a letter back, Curry said that he wants her to be able to wear his kicks proudly and that the shoes were actually unisex, even though they could only be found in the boy’s section of the website.

In order to rectify the situation, the basketball star generously promised to send Morrison a pair of his current shoes immediately and that he would make sure she was one of the first to get a pair of his upcoming shoe when it is released.
On Thursday Under Armour added a girls section for its Curry footwear to their website. Dean Stoyer, a spokesperson for the company, said when the new version launches on Christmas Day, the box will reflect the co-gendered sizing as opposed to boys’ sizes.

Curry also invited Riley to join him at a special event planned March 8 for International Women’s Day, telling the little girl to “plan to be in Oaklant that night.”

Curry, who hosted a girls basketball camp last summer, has been an outspoken advocate of equal opportunities for women in the past. In a piece for the Players’ Tribune, Curry wrote that he hoped his two daughters could “grow up knowing that there are no boundaries that can be placed on their futures, period.”

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Julie Nealon

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