Steph Curry is an all-star on and off the court. The Golden State Warrior partnered with former President Barack Obama's My Brother's Keeper Alliance nearly two years ago, and he continues to use his platform to spread awareness.
This week, Curry debuted a special pair of My Brother's Keeper sneakers in a game against the Washington Wizards. On Instagram, he revealed that he wore the hand painted sneakers for a significant reason:
"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," Curry wrote 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.
"I've been proud to be part of that mission from day one, and I'll never stop being my brothers' keeper," Curry said, promising to auction the shoes and donate the proceeds to Obama's alliance.
ESPN reports the shoe also features the Alliance's circular logo along the collar, and that one of Obama's defining quotes from his last My Brother's Keeper National Summit speech while in office can be found in script on the toe:
"Because ensuring that our young people can go as far as their dreams and hard work will take them is the single most important task that we have as a nation. It is the single most important thing we can do for our country's future."
Steph isn't the only one who will be working with My Brother's Keeper going forward. The NBA along with the National Basketball Player's Association have signed on for a five-year partnership with My Brother's Keeper, promising to provide the organization with additional funding and access to even more NBA players.