Steph Curry Celebrates Joe Biden Inauguration With Special POTUS Shoes

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry celebrated the inauguration of Joe Biden as 46th president of the United States with a pair of specially designed shoes.

The two-time MVP showed off his POTUS-inspired kicks ahead of the Warriors' home game against the San Antonio Spurs, which tipped off just hours after Biden was sworn into office. Produced by Under Armour, the purple shoes featured the Seal of the President as their tongue logo.

The color purple also featured prominently at the Inauguration Day ceremonies. Kamala Harris wore it as she was sworn in as vice president, while the first lady Dr. Jill Biden wore it on Tuesday evening at the Lincoln Memorial vigil for Americans who have died of coronavirus.

Former first ladies Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush all wore different shades of purple, which was the favored color of the suffragette movement. On Inauguration Day, the color also symbolised unity and bipartisanship, combining as it does Republican red and Democratic blue.

Shoes for the occasion 🇺🇸 @UAbasketball || @StephenCurry30

— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) January 21, 2021

On Tuesday, the Warriors paid homage to Harris by sending her a personalized jersey. Instead of her surname, the jersey carries the words "Madame VP" and the number 49 on its back, a nod to Harris becoming the 49th U.S. vice president.

The jersey the Warriors gave Harris is the so-called Oakland Forever, which uses the franchise's old color scheme and has the word "Oakland" across the chest. The city was home to the team from 1971 until 2019.

The Warriors debuted their jerseys against the Spurs on Wednesday night. At halftime, the team showed a video of Harris thanking the franchise for the gift.

"I will proudly, proudly display this. You always bring such joy and pride to me as a daughter of Oakland," the vice president said. "This is really so very special, so thank you all, and I hope to see you soon. Go Warriors!"

Oakland's own.

— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) January 20, 2021

A native of Oakland, Harris served as San Francisco's district attorney from 2004 to 2011 before becoming California attorney general. She held that position until 2017, when she was sworn in to the U.S. Senate.

On Wednesday, Harris became the first woman and the first Black and South Asian woman to become vice president.

Curry endorsed Biden in August and, with several other NBA stars, supported the More Than a Vote campaign, which was launched by LeBron James and Michelle Obama to address misinformation targeted at Black voters.

On Election Day, Curry appeared in a video for The Lincoln Project campaign group, urging Americans to be "strong and brave" and turn out in numbers at the polls.

Wearing his POTUS-inspired kicks on Wednesday, Curry finished with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists as the Warriors defeated the Spurs 121-99 at home to improve to 8-6 for the season.

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after a basket in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers at Chase Center in San Francisco on January 12. Ezra Shaw/Getty