NBA superstar Stephen Curry, who publicly endorsed Joe Biden for president in 2020, is opposing a "low-income" housing development near his $30 million mansion, according to a local news report.
"We hesitate to add to the 'not in our backyard' 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," the Curry’s wrote in a letter to officials in Atherton.
It was an attempt by Steph Curry, who was the fifth highest-paid athlete in the world last year, according to Forbes, to prevent undesirables from crowding the area around his home in Atherton, California.
Atherton is one of the most exclusive and seek out communities in the U.S., with Forbes ranking it as the "most expensive" zip code in the country this year.
According to Fox News, “the Curry family also petitioned the local government to build fencing or a herbaceous border around their home to protect the family from watchful eyes if they couldn’t block the new families from joining the neighborhood entirely [and] should that not be sufficient for the state, we ask that the town commits to investing in considerably taller fencing and landscaping to block sight lines onto our family's property."
Council member Rick DeGolia has reportedly said that "it's not possible to build low-income housing in Atherton since land is worth about $8 million per acre."
In 2020, the Curry's stepped out to help endorse Biden for president at the Democratic National Convention, during which Ayesha referenced "social injustices" and "racial inequality" issues.
The Warriors had declined to visit the White House, when former President Donald Trump was in office.