Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry is wearing customized shoes against the Washington Wizards tonight to promote former President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 1, 2018
Steph Curry announcement on Instagram
The inspiration for the shoe I’ll be playing in today is every boy and young man of color in this country that need to know they matter – to their communities, their country, to me. Four years ago this week, the @mbk_alliance was created to reduce barriers and expand opportunity so nothing stands in the way of everyone achieving their biggest dreams. I’ve been proud to be part of that mission from day one, and I’ll never stop being my brothers’ keeper. I will auction these shoes and donate the proceeds in support of this critical movement. Please visit IamMBK.org to learn more about the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.
My Brothers Keeper Alliance seeks to improve the lives of young men of color. Curry’s shoes will be signed and auctioned with the proceeds going to organizations associated with the former president’s foundation.
Team follows through on Trump snub perfectly
Curry and his teammates extended their outreach further during this road game visit. In lieu of celebrating their NBA Championship with the customary trip to the White House, the Warriors took 40 students from Kevin Durant’s nearby hometown on a tour of the new National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington D.C.
TSL wrote last fall that the team should have elected to visit with President Trump and use the visit to talk about ways to unite society rather than denying the visit. That was wrong. The alternative gesture the Warriors made was a more productive example of walking the righteous walk than a conversation with the president would have been. Reception to the move was favorable, illustrating another clear example of the power sports can play politically.