NBA All-Star Game champion on Monday, Aug. 7 posted a live stream of the SC30 Select Camp All-Star Game in San Francisco, Calif., where he encouraged viewers on Facebook to donate to Wilson’s family through the National Basketball Player’s Association Foundation.
“Everybody who’s watching at home on the live stream on Facebook, please hit the ‘Donate’ button,” Curry explained ahead of the game at around the 13:40 mark. “Everything that is donated today — all the proceeds 100 percent — will go to the Nia Wilson family.”
Wilson, an 18-year-old Oakland, Calif., woman, was fatally stabbed on July 22 as she and her sister exited a BART station train. The teen’s sister, Latifa Wilson, was also stabbed but she survived. The transit station’s Police Chief Carlos Rojas told the Associated Press it was an “unprovoked, vicious attack.”
Since then, local authorities have arrested 27-year-old John Cowell, who was recently paroled at the time of the attack.
Curry called the incident a “senseless tragedy that should not have happened.”
Wilson’s family was in attendance that night and attendees gave them a round of applause at Curry’s request.
As those soaking in the game at home watched on, they gave in numbers large enough to amass $21,355 in total donations.
In response to Curry’s encouragement of charity, many fans applauded him.
“He is one caring man have nothing but respect for him thank you Steph.”
“I think that the donation is a WONDERFUL thing to do! Thank you, Steph Curry, for being a role model to many people around the world!”
And those at the game sounded off, too.
“People need to know that she mattered. She really mattered,” Warriors fan LaWanda Travis told her local CBS station. “And for him to do this, I love him even more.”
“It actually seems like he cares and it actually makes us feel good as a community,” another Warriors fan, Atarah Richmond Green, said.
Those interested in continuing the charitable effort can still donate on the video on Curry’s Facebook page.
I'm happy to be able to livestream the All Star Game from the SC30 Select Camp, coached by myself and Seth Curry, in honor of Nia Wilson. All donations will benefit Nia's family via the National Basketball Player's Association Foundation.
Posted by Stephen Curry on Tuesday, August 7, 2018