SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — Steph Curry will wear some special footwear Sunday to show support to the Asian community.
As the Golden State Warriors get ready to face the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, Curry’s shoes will serve as a statement of solidarity with Asian Americans amid a recent spike in violence.
Last month, a series of shootings over nearly an hour at three Atlanta area massage parlors left eight people dead, most of whom were of Asian descent — raising concerns over a wave of attacks on Asian Americans.
The sneakers will be auctioned off and the proceeds will be distributed to the families of each of the eight victims in the Atlanta area shooting.
Curry worked with the Bruce Lee Foundation to create the yellow and black customized sneakers that illustrate the martial arts icon and highlight what he stood for — equal rights.
Several public figures have come out to condemn the recent violence.
Steve Kerr, who never shies away from speaking out, weighed in on the hate crimes occurring in the Bay Area and beyond.
He called the climate of animosity toward Asian Americans “idiotic” and “devastating”.
After the shooting, the Atlanta Hawks held a moment of silence for the eight victims.
Tipoff is at 4:30 p.m.