On Sunday Golden state faced Atlanta Hawks as a visitor and fell 117-111 in a new joranda of the NBA. However, beyond the game, what most caught the attention of fans was the shoes worn by one of the Warriors emblems, Stephen Curry. The escort wore a design with the image of Bruce Lee, who was a martial arts star. What was the reason?
The basketball player, who he is a great activist against racism, visited Atlanta to play the match with his teammates nearly two weeks after In that city there were two shootings in two massage parlors that left eight people dead, including five women of Asian descent. The police could not establish the motives for the attack, but it is believed to be one more case of the wave of racism against Asian people that occurs in the North American country.
For that reason Curry took advantage of the occasion and together with the Bruce Lee Foundation they decided to create special sneakers in yellow and black, which were painted by hand, with the image of the actor, director and martial arts fighter with his family.
Even now The shoes will be auctioned and the proceeds will go to the families of the eight victims who stopped the attack. “Disgust, horror and utter anger that violence continues to occur in our country. After everything we’ve been through in the past year, let alone in our country’s history, people still face unnecessary tragedies and fear for their lives. We have to do better. “, the player reflected when asked about his sneakers.
For her attitude, Curry also earned praise, including from Shanon Lee, Bruce’s daughter. “I think Stephen’s gesture is a beautiful example of alliance and solidarity in action. I am honored that he chose my father and my family as a symbol of the idea that we are all one family, as my father said, and so so much we must all defend each other, “he congratulated him.
WHO WAS BRUCE LEE, THE “IMAGE” OF CURRY’S SNEAKERS
Bruce Lee was born in California, but as a child he went with his parents to his place of origin, Hong Kong, where he lived until he was 18 years old. Then he returned to Seattle (USA), where he began studying Philosophy. SHe became an actor and director and most of his films were shot in Hong Kong.
He broke the record for the highest grossing film in history three times with Karate to the Death in Bangkok (1971), Oriental Fury (1972) and The Fury of the Dragon (directed by him, 1972). Nevertheless, In 1973, at the age of 32, he died suddenly and to this day there are still doubts about the causes.