NBA star Steph Curry has come under controversy after he and his wife, Ayesha, have pushed to oppose affordable housing near their $30 million California home.
The All-Star and record-setting three-point shooter claims the housing project would be a safety and privacy concern for his family.
— US Burning (@UsBurning) January 31, 2023
“As Atherton residents … we have been following along with the housing element updates with special interest in the 23 Oakwood property,” they wrote in a Jan. 18 letter.
“We hesitate to add to the ‘not in our backyard’ (literally) rhetoric, but we wanted to send a note before today’s meeting. Safety and privacy for us and our kids continues to be our top priority and one of the biggest reasons we chose Atherton as home," it added.
Steph Curry and his wife Ayesha - who spoke about social injustices while endorsing Joe Biden in 2020 - really don't want to see affordable housing built anywhere near their $30 million mansion.https://t.co/ZHZeMcGfUT
— OutKick (@Outkick) January 31, 2023
"As for the Currys, their opposition to affordable housing near their $30 million mansion in the most expensive zip code in America is rich in its own right. It’s even richer when you think back to the family publically endorsing Joe Biden for President in 2020 and Ayesha publically talking about the 'racial inequality' and 'social injustices' in our country," Outkick's Mark Harris sarcastically wrote.
"Those 'social injustices' just can’t be resolved too close to her backyard in the form of a housing development," he added.
NBA superstar @StephenCurry30 is a registered Democrat and claims he is a 'believer' and yet he opposes affordable housing being built next to his $30M mansion citing concerns that the poor people might violate his privacy and create a security risk.https://t.co/tLSdSVBVc6
— @amuse (@amuse) January 30, 2023
The pushback comes just after Curry's team, the Golden State Warriors, visited the White House after winning last season's NBA finals.
Curry and Warriors head coach Steve Kerr appeared during the White House daily briefing, along with joining President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for photos.
"Curry is a longtime Democrat. He joined former president Barack Obama for a town hall on racial equality in 2019. A year later, he put his kids in front of a camera during the 2020 DNC to endorse Joe Biden," the Free Beacon reported.
"He gave $10,000 to Colin Kaepernick-linked charities and called Donald Trump’s 2024 run a 'threat,'" it added.
The latest letter is not a good look but has instead brought frustration against the NBA star.