OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Sometimes all the attention and praise given to a sports superstar can warp their perspective. Then someone like little Brody Stephens comes along.
The 7-year-old Stephens was a basketball fanatic and Warriors fan. There are photos on social media of him dribbling a basketball while getting treatment for leukemia.
In November, he got time to spend with one of his heroes — Warriors star Steph Curry — while Golden State was in Indianapolis to play the Pacers. Brody, who had received a bone marrow transplant, was weak but put on a brave face during the visit.
Curry and his teammate Kevin Durant have been seen wearing the orange “BrodyStrong” bracelets. The bracelet was a gift during the hospital visit.
The youngster touched the entire team.
Unfortunately, Brody has lost his battle with acute myeloid leukemia. Now, Curry is dedicating the Warriors playoff run to his memory.
“I’m glad I got to meet him, spend some time with him and hopefully bring a little bit of joy to him and his family the past few months,” Curry told SFGate Monday. “We’re going to try to find a way to dedicate these playoffs to Brody and his family. We know how much the Warriors meant to them.”