Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors are 2015 NBA Champions. They defeated the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers in a 6-game series in convincing fashion. He has a beautiful wife Ayesha Curry, a brother who just got signed to another NBA team and a fat big contract he just renewed last season. But basketball isn’t the only thing that keeps Curry sane.
Throughout the playoffs the point guard received flack for bringing his daughter, Riley Curry, to press conferences. According to some media, she was distracting reporters and kept them from doing their jobs. To others she was reporting GOLD with her antics. Some people would come to post-games just to see what Riley would do.
Curry seemed to waver with himself if he should bring Riley to the post-game festivities, but come championship celebration, she was front and center with her dance moves and song lyrics to popular songs like, "Blessings" by Big Sean and Drake. In one interview Curry took some time to talk about his role as a father and a professional basketball player. "Being a father kind of gives you something more to play for”, he said. “I think off the court, it just grounds you every day, because no matter if I have a good game, bad game, score 40, score 10, I think my daughter's going to be happy to see me when I get home, and that kind of makes everything all right. So I rarely ever have a bad day, regardless of what happens on the court. It just gives you something more than basketball to kind of play and live for, and it's pretty special. Obviously, every father would say pretty much the same thing about what their daughter or son means to them and how they impact their life." This was special. A man accepts his job as a father and understands there are things bigger than the game.
I commend Curry for this. He understands that being a father is the biggest and greatest job in the world. While he has to make sure he provides for him family, traditionally children have been welcome in post-game interviews and he should not be handled any different. I enjoy a change of pace and I think others need to not be so critical. Instead, live with the change and come to appreciate the moment.
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