Published: Fri, November 30, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Warriors' injured star Steph Curry to return in Detroit

Warriors' injured star Steph Curry to return in Detroit

The 30-year-old quickly caught wind of Riley's letter and responded with one of his own, stating he is working with Under Armour to fix the issue and had a special request for the little girl.

Kerr said Curry was particularly disappointed to miss the game in Toronto, not only because the Raptors now own the best record in the National Basketball Association but also because he has fond memories of the Canadian city from the time his father, Dell Curry, played there from 1999-2002.

Curry explained to Riley that the smaller sizes were mistakenly labeled as "boys" on the website, a mistake that he assured her was being corrected.

On top of that, Curry said that he has something special in the works for International Women's Day and wants Riley to celebrate with him. I want to make sure you can wear my kicks proudly - so I am going to send you a pair of Curry 5s now AND you'll be one of the first kids to get the Curry 6.

Years ago, young basketball fans were implored to "Be Like Mike". My dad and I visited the Under Armour website and were disappointed to see that there were no Curry 5's for sale under the girls section. As Riley noted in her letter, the Under Armour site offers a number of Curry 5 colorways for boys, including the option to customize, but there are none for sale under the girl's section.

The correspondence trended far and wide on social media, with users lauding Curry for his swift response. Kevin Durant has been playing at a superhuman level during the team's three-game winning streak and will need to continue that if he wants to help the Warriors edge the Raptors. They were even available in customizable colors, just the like boys' sizing.

And people say the art of letter writing is dead.

Morrison's dad thanked Curry on Instagram later on, adding that he was "so proud of his baby girl for making a difference".

But fortunately for the Warriors, Curry will return for their next game - against the Pistons on Saturday.

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