You may have noticed a bracelet that Steph Curry has been wearing over the past 5 months during his games. It's a black-and-orange bracelet with the phrase “BrodyStrong.” It is a reminder of the young fan he met during a November road trip to Indianapolis.
Brody Stephens, the 8-year-old boy who inspired that accessory, died over the weekend of a viral complication after a years-long fight with leukemia. After Warriors practice Monday, Curry said he will play the rest of the playoffs in Stephens’ memory.
On the eve of Golden State’s Nov. 21 win over the Pacers, Curry visited Stephens at Riley Children’s Health in Indianapolis. While there for more than an hour, Curry Facetimed his loved ones, saw Stephens’ extensive sports card collection and gave Stephens signed jerseys, T-shirts and a basketball.
The Warriors flew Stephens to Oakland last month to serve as a ball boy, attend the team’s shoot-around and sit next to Steve Kerr during the head coach’s pregame news conference. Early Sunday morning, after learning of Stephens’ passing, Kerr tweeted, “We love you Brody.”
“Obviously, I’ve got my ‘Brody Strong’ bracelet on,” Curry said Monday. “I’ll keep wearing it. This is a kid who dealt with a lot, had a lot of strength and we can all learn from that.”
Source: SF Gate