SAN FRANCISCO, MAY 12, 2021 – Customized, game-worn sneakers created by NBA star and two time MVP, Stephen Curry, in collaboration with The Bruce Lee Basis are on sale in partnership with Asian Individuals Advancing Justice – Atlanta and Goldin Auctions. The footwear depict martial arts legend Bruce Lee and his household and had been designed to indicate assist for the victims of shootings that occurred on March 16 at three Atlanta-area spas. Followers can bid on the sneakers right here and all proceeds from the public sale can be donated by way of Asian Individuals Advancing Justice – Atlanta to the people and households impacted by the shootings in addition to Atlanta-area applications devoted to Asian American development.
Following the tragic occasions in March, Curry contacted the Bruce Lee Basis, hoping to lend his voice and use his platform to create a dialog and spark change amid elevated violence towards the Asian group. The ensuing vivid yellow and black custom-made sneakers, which had been painted by Kreative Customized Kicks, signify Curry’s solidarity with the Asian group. The footwear depict Bruce Lee, who was a champion of equal rights, in addition to a quote from Lee, “Underneath the heavens, there may be solely household.” The colorway of the customized Curry 8s are additionally harking back to Bruce Lee’s well-known Onitsuka Tiger footwear. The Underneath Armour sneakers had been worn by Curry throughout an April 4 recreation towards the Atlanta Hawks.
“In spite of everything we’ve been by this previous 12 months, not to mention within the historical past of our nation, folks nonetheless take care of pointless tragedy and are afraid for his or her lives. We’ve got to do higher,” mentioned Curry. “We’ve got so many trustworthy Asian American followers which have supported me alongside this wonderful journey. We characterize them on the courtroom and I really feel the love regardless of the place I am going. The footwear are a small manner wherein I can stand with this group, honor and assist the victims of this tragedy, whereas additionally bringing consciousness to Lee’s timeless teachings. We’re all human beings on a quest to satisfy our goal and that vitality must be used to uplift and love one another to the fullest. Anything is a waste of our existence.”
“I feel Stephen’s gesture is an exquisite instance of allyship and solidarity in motion,” mentioned Shannon Lee, CEO of the Bruce Lee Household Firms and Chairperson of the Board of Administrators for the Bruce Lee Basis. “I’m honored he, Curry Model, and Goldin Auctions would select my father and my household because the image for the concept we’re all one household, as my father mentioned, and subsequently should all stand for each other. I’m grateful to have the ability to be an element in some small manner of aiding these households which have had tragedy land at their door. We thank Steph, Curry Model, and Goldin Auctions and are honored to make use of our collective platform to assist the victims’ households and charities devoted to Asian American development.”
Lee added: “We should really reside the concept underneath the sky we’re all one human household and we should take private accountability for our inside world (our emotions and our ideas) and cease blaming our dissatisfaction on exterior circumstances and outdoors elements. When my father mentioned we should know ourselves and work for self actualization, he didn’t imply in order that you possibly can be in nice form and change into a film star, he meant to be able to be assured and at peace with your self by looking for the remedy for what plagues your conscience and ails your soul from inside. With AAPI month upon us, I feel it’s particularly necessary to take heed to his “One Household” message now greater than ever.”
“We’re honored to be part of such a noble instance of allyship and solidarity for the Asian group,” mentioned Ken Goldin, Founder and Government Chairman of Goldin Auctions, the main market for collectibles and buying and selling playing cards. “With this initiative, Steph has proven that he’s not solely one of many best shooters in NBA historical past, but additionally an extremely considerate and empathetic human being as nicely. We must always all try to observe his and the legendary Bruce Lee’s examples.”