Steph Curry Regrets Attention Daughter Riley Received During Those 2015 NBA Finals Post-Game Press Conferences Gone Viral

February 14, 2019  |  

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Steph, Ayesha Curry and their kids are one of our favorite celebrity families. The couple has always been open and honest about their relationship, their support of one another’s endeavors, and their journey as parents. When it comes to the latter, there are things that they, specifically Steph, admittedly regret about certain decisions they’ve made. Light stuff, but important stuff at the same time.

If you’ll recall, back during the 2015 NBA finals, when the Golden State Warriors were facing LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers, Steph unintentionally thrust his first-born, Riley, then two at the time, into the spotlight. He brought her into the press room following a few games. She was unfiltered, yawning when she was over the whole thing, speaking up when she felt like it, crawling under the table and waving at media. She was cute, but her presence created a debate about whether or not kids in the press conference rooms was a good idea, and it also made Riley into a star. The latter effect, according to Steph, is something that he wasn’t happy about.

“One thing I do technically regret in terms of how fast this all came is when I brought Riley on the podium [during the 2015 NBA Finals],” he said about family and fame in a candid interview with The Undefeated.

“I’ve always wanted to share what I get to do, and all the experiences I have, with my family,” he added. “I didn’t know how much that would blow up and how much of a splash she [would make] on the scene.”

Even though Riley was too young to really be affected by her unexpected stardom, Steph said he learned a lesson from putting her out there and the headlines she ended up making. It’s important to Steph and Ayesha that they keep their kids as grounded as possible, so following that season, we only got to see Riley (and eventually sister Ryan) in the stands with family.

“If I could take that one back, I probably would, just because my goal is just to give my kids the best chance at success and at seeing the world in the proper way,” he said. “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. The lessons I’m teaching my kids right now at ages 6, 3 and 7 months, it’s wild to think about. Surreal.”

Just this past November, Ayesha proved how important keeping her children grounded really is, and the lengths they go to keep them that way. After sharing video of herself and Riley being silly, a commenter criticized her for not having Riley’s hair done up for a simple Instagram post. Ayesha was having none of it and emphasized that she’s letting her kids be kids.

“I don’t make moments happen for Instagram. Moments happen and I sometimes share,” she said in response. “I’m not going to doll my children up for perception and anyone’s approval on here. If that’s what you want to see then this is not the page for you. Real life over here.”

 

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