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Riley Curry, the Amazing Daughter of Steph Curry, Is NBA Playoffs MVP
She is the Wilt Chamberlain of hijacking press conferences. Meet the cutest Playoffs MVP in NBA history.
Riley Curry is not apologizing.
This Wednesday night, after some basketball happened, the 2-year old daughter of two-time NBA All-Star (and league MVP) Golden State Warrior player Stephen “Steph” Curry once again reminded us who the real star in her family is, treating us to yet another amazing press conference.
The lil diva made headlines last week when she livened up her dad’s other postgame press conference, taking him to task for speaking too loudly:
And yawning like she’s just over it and cannot be bothered to participate in this charade any longer:
Apparently, she did not find the experience fun.
While anyone with a soul thought that Riley was adorableness incarnate, a couple of humorless, soulless reporters (cough, cough: ESPN’s resident troll Skip Bayless and Star News Online Reporter Brett Friedlander) found her presence disruptive—or they just hate children with the fire of a thousand Trunchbulls. Thankfully, the NBA decided not to bar children from postgame press conferences, and Under Armour even made Riley a pair of cute lil sneakers to match her father’s.
This week, Riley did not disappoint.
She started her night out on the court, waving to her adoring subjects like the Queen of England after her dad’s team, the Golden State Warriors, beat the Houston Rockets en route to their first NBA Finals since 1975:
She went on to join her father for his postgame press conference, where she once again yawned to demonstrate how beneath her it all was, as lil bosses do:
Sang the chorus from Big Sean’s “Blessings”:
Pretended she was a ghost during what has to be the best postgame press conference entrance ever:
And, in case you didn’t already realize it, let everyone know who’s in charge here, delicately handing her chewing gum to her doting de facto assistant:
Riley’s mother is the fabulous former model/actress Ayesha Curry, who met husband Steph when they were both kids in a youth group at the Central Church of God in North Carolina. The pair did not officially start dating until after high school and were married in 2011. Ayesha writes about her family on her blog, This Little Light of Mine, where she posts recipes, heartwarming tales, and ads for aprons wherein she plucks lemons from trees and hands them to Riley, who rolls them around the chopping board. In the end, they make lemonade and Riley splashes it on Ayesha’s stain-resistant apron. It’s beautiful.
The story isn’t over yet, though. Ayesha is pregnant and due in July. Here’s hoping she has another sassy little lady! But in the meantime, Riley has actually given us a reason to be excited for the NBA Finals (sorry, LeBron).