Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, the MVP of the NBA for the past two seasons, is auctioning off two pairs of custom sneakers on eBay to raise money for the Oakland Fire Relief Fund.
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) December 20, 2016
“We were all devastated by the news of this tragedy and the loss of so many young lives right here in our community,” said Curry on the eBay ad. “My goal in wearing these shoes was to not only honor the victims that lost their lives that night, but also to raise awareness for the relief efforts that are underway. Hopefully through this auction we can help further assist with those efforts.”
As of late Wednesday afternoon the shoes had received 151 bids for a combined total of more than $20,000.
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) December 16, 2016
One pair features a graffiti-style print of the words "Oakland Strong" on the sides in yellow and blue, the Warriors' team colors. The words "always remember" appear on the backs of the shoes, and the words "Ghost Ship" appear on the bottom. The shoes also feature the initials of each of the 36 victims of the fire. They were custom designed by KreativeCustomKicks and were commission by Curry.
Curry wore the pair during a game against the New York Knicks at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Dec. 15. The other pair of shoes, "Ghost Ship" sneakers, was worn by the guard before the game against the Knicks. Both sets are size 12½.
The highest bidder will also receive a letter of authenticity from the Golden State Warriors.