Rain. 53   F New York
AI-Powered News Summarizer
Top Stories

Steph Curry to auction off custom-designed sneakers in solidarity with Asian community

April 5, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

Compression ratio: 64.9%. 1 min read.

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 4: The sneakers of Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during the game against the Atlanta Hawks on APRIL 4, 2021 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Steph Curry will auction off a pair of custom-designed sneakers to raise money for the families of the victims of last month's Atlanta-area spa shootings.

(CNN)Steph Curry will auction off a pair of custom-designed sneakers to raise money for the families of the victims of last month's Atlanta-area spa shootings.

The Golden State Warriors star wore the yellow, white and black shoes in his side's defeat to the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday to show solidarity with the Asian community which has faced an increase of hate crimes over the past year.

The shoes, designed in tandem with the Bruce Lee Foundation, included Bruce Lee's painted face alongside his famous quote which reads: "Under the heavens, there is but one family. "

"I think Stephen's gesture is a beautiful example of allyship and solidarity in action," said Shannon Lee, chairperson of the Bruce Lee Foundation board of directors.

READ: Violence towards Asian Americans is 'hitting differently' amid the pandemic

Six Asian women were among eight people killed in the shootings at three Atlanta-area spas in March, a tragedy that brought attention to the rise of anti-Asian violence in the US.

Advocates and authorities say they have received reports of thousands of xenophobic attacks against Asian people since the pandemic began.

Jeremy Lin, who became the first Asian American to win an NBA title in 2019 while with the Toronto Raptors, has been outspoken about his experiences and says the Covid-19 pandemic has intensified a pre-existing problem in the country.

He pointed to how he thinks certain rhetoric around the virus has contributed to anti-Asian discrimination.

Summarizer is on Google News. Now you can get the latest AI summarized news on your favorite news platform.

Don't like Google News? We have an RSS Feed for you.

Suggestions