Steph Curry raises $21,000 for Nia Wilson’s family, urges others to help

"[I]t was a senseless tragedy that should not have happened," he said announcing the donation before a recent game.

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Steph Curry raises $21,000 for Nia Wilson's family. (Twitter screenshot via @ajplus)

Golden State Warriorstar Steph Curry took a proactive part in helping the family of Nia Wilson by raising more than $21,000 which he donated to the grieving family of the Oakland teen who was viciously stabbed and killed at random by a white man on a train platform.

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Curry,  the two-time league MVP, announced his generous donation during an Aug. 7 game, which was streamed live on Facebook and he urged fans to do the same by donating to her cause.

“I sure everyone’s aware of the tragedy and loss we’ve had in the Bay Area recently with Nia Wilson,” Curry said. “Her family is here today … it was a senseless tragedy that should not have happened, and we want to use this game to dedicate to your family to show how much we appreciate you guys for fighting through this loss.”

“Everybody who’s watching at home on the live stream on Facebook, please hit the ‘Donate’ button,” Curry said.

“Everything that is donated today — all the proceeds 100 percent — will go to Nia Wilson’s family,” he added.

Wilson’s family is now suing BART saying that the transit agency should have done more to prevent stabbing suspect John Cowell from coming into the Oakland station and attacking the two sisters.

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Cowell was arrested as a suspect in Wilson’s murder and the attempted murder of her sister Letifah Wilson. He stands accused of stabbing both young women multiple times.

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley says they are still trying to determine if the murder and attempted murder should be considered hate crimes. “There has to be evidence that it was motivated by hate and in this case, whether it was motivated by their gender or by their race, we’re still gathering the evidence to look at that,” said O’Malley.

Ansar Al Muhammad, Wilson’s father, spoke to NBC Bay Area and was thankful for Curry’s donation.

“This is what’s keeping me and my family so strong,” he said. “All the support from giants like Stephen Curry and abroad, that’s what’s keeping us strong at the moment.”