9-Year-Old Girl Pens Powerful Letter Asking Stephen Curry Why His Shoes Are Only For Boys ????

Riley Morrison wants to wear Golden State Warriors player Stephen Curry’s new Curry 5 shoes, but there is just one problem: Riley is a girl and, for some reason, Curry’s shoes are only available in men’s and boys’ sizes.

Riley’s solution? The 9-year-old from Napa, California, wrote a letter to the NBA Star.

Vox Media’s Liz Plank shared the letter on Twitter and tagged Curry:

Riley wrote:

“I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all girls basketball camp. I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5’s too.”

And Riley wasn’t the only one. Other girls had gone home disappointed after shopping for basketball shoes.

Riley has been playing basketball since she was four years old.  She starts off her letter saying she’s a “big fan” of Curry, who has been an outspoken advocate for girls and women. He penned an essay for The Player’s Tribune about what it is like to raise two daughters in 2018 and addressed, among other things, the gender pay gap.  The essay is called “This Is Personal.

Curry posted a response letter on his own Twitter page.

And people are thankful for players like Curry.

Athletes making strides toward inclusion is a big deal because, for years, women have been told they can’t do what men do.

Curry and other athletes are looking society dead in the eyes and saying, “Oh yes they can.”

Blaze on, Riley.  We can’t wait to see you rocking your new Curry 5s!

H/T: Teen Vogue, Twitter