Steph Curry reveals why he regrets bringing daughter Riley to the podium in 2015 NBA playoffs
Stephen Curry’s children with wife Ayesha are just as popular on social media as their famous parents. And while the couple has bee sharing their parenthood journey with fans, Steph has one regret: allowing his daughter Riley to be in the spotlight when she was only 2-year-old.
Steph Curry is the proud father of three kids: daughters Riley, 6, and Ryan, 3, and son Canon, 7-months. The two-time MVP and leader of the Golden State Warriors has no problem in sharing pics and videos of his adorable kids on social media, or even posing with them for magazine covers alongside his wife.
However, Curry recently revealed on an interview with The Undefeated, that he regrets bringing Riley to the podium at the 2015 NBA playoff, where the Warriors faced LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers.
Back then, Riley was 2-year-old, and she became an instant star after joining Steph in the media room. The toddler stole all the attention by speaking over her father, crawling under the table, waving at the cameras and even shushing Curry when he talked too loudly.
“I have to walk past the family waiting room to get to the interview room, and Riley wanted to hang out with me. She had that look like she wasn't going to take no for an answer. So I said, all right, come with me,” Curry recalled of the moment on his 2016 Parents magazine cover.
For a while, Stephen said, Riley was the star of the family.
He an Ayesha couldn’t go out without the girl because the first question people threw at them was “Where's Riley?”. And even though the girl was not conscious of her stardom status, Stephen said she was “definitely aware of people taking pictures of her.”
In retrospective, Curry would take back the moment he decided to take Riley into that room with him.
“I’ve always wanted to share what I get to do, and all the experiences I have, with my family,” he said. “I didn’t know how much that would blow up and how much of a splash she [would make] on the scene. If I could take that one back, I probably would.”
Stephen and Ayesha want to give their kids a sense of normalcy to keep them grounded. The NBA star explained:
“My goal is just to give my kids the best chance at success and at seeing the world in the proper way … trying to give our kids the best chance to be successful and have a normal life in terms of treating people the right way, having respect, not getting too bigheaded and feeling like everything’s about them.”
These days, Riley and her siblings enjoy Steph’s games from the stands alongside their mother.