Steph Curry signs sneakers of lady who died in basketball game

May 12, 2017 - Basketballs

  • Kimberly Nuestro, 16, died unexpected Sunday after flitting out during a basketball diversion Saturday during Mission College in Santa Clara, officials said.



Kimberly Nuestro was a competitor, personality and a clinging Golden State Warriors fan.

The 16-year-old tyro during Homestead High School in Cupertino was personification during a bar basketball diversion Saturday night during Mission College in Santa Clara when she unexpected stopped respirating during a game. She was conspicuous upheld on Sunday during Stanford Medical Center, and a means of her genocide has nonetheless to be determined, officials said.

Kimberly was wearing Warriors star Stephen Curry’s basketball number, 30.

The sophomore was captain of her youth varsity basketball team, conspicuous Greg Giglio, a propagandize principal.

“She was bashful in some ways, nonetheless she was also pulling herself in a lot of ways to unequivocally come out of that shell,” Giglio said. “Basketball was an area that she really felt assured and felt strong.”

Kimberly played on a group with her younger sister, a ninth grader during a school, Giglio added.

She has an comparison sister who graduated from Homestead High in 2015 and a younger hermit in facile school.

When students and staff came to propagandize on Monday, a “large percentage” were sporting Warriors’ rigging and dressed in blue and bullion in respect of Kimberly, Giglio said.

“She was a really good student,” Giglio said. “Her teachers have zero nonetheless fond, honeyed memories of her.”

Kimberly’s father, Rami Nuestro, started a hashtag on amicable media in hopes that Curry would respect his daughter by signing her sneakers.

“Hi Steph only wish to let we know that Kimberly my daughter is your no. 1 fan,” Rami Nuestro, wrote in a amicable media post, anticipating his difference would somehow strech a NBA All-Star.

From there, #signforKim went viral on amicable media.

And it worked. Kimberly’s father took her boots to a Warriors’ training trickery in Oakland on Tuesday and Curry sealed them, according to the high school’s newspaper, The Epitaph.

“I wish we could have met [Kimberly] before she passed,” Curry told a newspaper. “But this is a tiny token for her family, to, we guess, know that there’s a lot of people meditative about them, [to assistance them] with what they’re going by and to hopefully respect her life with those shoes.”

Curry’s shoe signing also helped palliate a pain of Kimberly’s classmates, Giglio said.

“I know a lot of a kids are flattering vehement about it,” Giglio said, adding that Kimberly’s sisters are also anticipating comfort in Curry’s gesture.

Grief counselors have been accessible to students all week. The girls basketball group had a lunch assembly Tuesday that enclosed a series of support counselors to assistance them routine how they’re feeling, Giglio said. Kimberly’s younger sister attended a assembly with a basketball group nonetheless she hasn’t returned to propagandize full-time.

“There are really some kids that are not in a slit nonetheless and those are a kids we are looking out for,” Giglio said.

Sarah Ravani is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: Twitter: @SarRavani

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