Steph Curry plans to give special sneakers to family of Chapel Hill victim
NBA All-Star Weekend proved to be special in many ways for Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry.
On Saturday night, Curry won the 3-point contest in the Shooting Stars competition with a record 13 consecutive baskets. During the All-Star Game Sunday night, Curry scored 15 points and went for a highlight reel layup that had fans on their feet. It’s hard to think then, that one of Curry’s biggest fans missed these thrilling moments.
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Deah Shaddy Barakat, one of the three victims of the tragic Chapel Hill shooting was a big Curry fan. To honor him and his memory, Curry wore a special pair of sneakers Saturday with Barakat’s name on them and spoke about his connection to the Barakat family.
Curry said he wanted to use the large stage of the All-Star Game to honor Barakat’s memory and has been in contact with the Barakat family.
“They did a great job of reaching out to me and making me aware of the details of his life and personality,” Curry said Sunday night. “It was really kind of a cool deal to be able to use the platform yesterday to honor Deah and his family.”
Even during one of the busiest weekends of his year, with the pressure and spotlight shining bright, Curry still pauses to remember Barakat and his family.
“I’m going to send them the shoes I wore yesterday. And hopefully they know that I’ve been thinking about them.”
It’s a small gesture from Curry that undoubtedly means a lot to a grieving family.
Source: USA Today