Steph Curry. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- When I was growing up, basketball fans wanted to "be like Mike." Today, they want to be like Steph, but not everyone has the opportunity.
Riley Morrison is a nine-year-old girl from Napa, California, and all she wanted was a pair of Steph Curry's basketball shoes--the Curry 5's--for the start of her new season. The thing is, when she and her dad visited the Under Armour site, they discovered the sneakers weren't offered in the girls' section.
"I was really disappointed," Morrison said. "Girls play basketball too--it's not any more important for boys than girls."
So, Riley wrote the Warriors' superstar a letter expressing her disappointment and, just a few days later, Curry responded on social media saying he's talking with the apparel company about fixing the issue but, in the meantime, would send Riley a pair of Curry 5's and the new Curry 6's.
Curry even added he wants Riley to join him in Oakland in March for International Women's Day.
Riley's dad Chris definitely appreciates Curry's kindness.
"It cemented to me that he's my favorite all-time athlete," he said.
WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports