Stephen Curry received much praise and criticism for bringing his daughter, Riley, with him to the post-game press conference for Game One of the Western Conference Finals. While many applauded the Golden State Warriors player for sharing the moment with his daughter, a few lambasted Curry’s decision because they believed that Riley was an unnecessary distraction. The NBA star now gives his reaction to his most talked about press conference.
“I didn’t know how she was going to act because that’s the first time I’ve ever brought her up there,” says Curry of his daughter. “Once she started laughing after the first question when she heard my voice in the microphone, I knew it was going to be downhill from there.”
Things certainly did go downhill for Stephen as his daughter completely stole the spotlight from him. Riley climbed underneath the table and yawned before waving at reporters.
“I thought she was going to fall off the stage once she started going underneath the table. I’m trying to answer questions to feel around to make sure she’s kind of within arm’s reach. My family was in the family room down the corner, and they were just watching the whole thing dying laughing.”
So did Riley have fun? “When we got home, I asked her if she had fun. She said no, so I guess she was keeping up the act,” says Stephen.
The NBA star impressed fans with his performance during Monday night’s game against the Houston Rockets. Curry scored 34 points for his team and rebounded the ball six times during the game. The Warriors beat the Rockets by four points with the final score being 110-106.
Riley is Stephen and wife Ayesha Curry’s oldest child. The couple are expecting their second little one to arrive in July. You can see Riley’s press conference debut here if you missed it.