Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is one of the most popular players in the NBA, and his three kids with Ayesha Curry have been in the limelight practically since they were born. Steph and Ayesha form one of the most recognizable couples in the league, with the public having a real fascination with the Curry kids as a result.
The fact that they’re all so cute and adorable certainly adds to their prominence. These days, Stephen Curry’s kids populate the Instagram feeds of their parents, and their millions of followers get a sneak peek of how they live almost on a daily basis.
Below we’ve rounded out some facts about Stephen and Ayesha Curry’s three kids: Riley, Ryan, and Canon.
The Currys welcomed their first child, Riley Elizabeth Curry, on July 19, 2012. She was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is where Steph grew up.
Riley is without a doubt the most popular among Stephen and Ayesha Curry’s three kids, and her rise to fame all started in 2015, when she hijacked her dad’s postgame presser. She was so adorable and instantly stole the show. She became an internet sensation and has since been a bit of her own celebrity already.
Here’s a clip of the moment Riley introduced herself to the whole world:
Interestingly, Riley made her NBA presser debut during Golden State’s first title run in 2015. This was during the Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets, who the Warriors defeated, 4-1. They went on to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals to win the franchise’s first title in 40 years.
Talk about a good luck charm.
Riley also does a bit of modelling on the side, and one of her first gigs was with a children’s fashion brand, Freshly Picked, back in 2015.
She can also belt a tune. Here is an endearing clip of Riley, her sister Ryan, and dad Steph singing their hearts out to “Hamilton” in the car:
It wouldn’t be surprising if Riley — or any other Curry sibling for that matter — starts making TV show appearances in the near future.
Three years after Riley’s birth, Stephen and Ayesha Curry were blessed with their second kid. Ryan Carson Curry was born on July 10, 2015 — just nine days short of having the same birthday as her older sister.
Like her siblings, Ryan is the grandchild of former NBA star Dell Curry and his wife, Sonya Curry, who herself played volleyball competitively in college. Ryan is the niece of Seth Curry, currently a member of the Dallas Mavericks. Ryan’s aunt is Sydel Curry, who is married to Steph’s Warriors teammate, Damion Lee.
Sorry, Ryan, there’s not much information on you online at the moment. As a consolation, here’s a compilation of Ryan’s cutest moments with the rest of the Curry family:
Steph’s third-born child is Canon Wardell Jack Curry, who was born on July 2, 2018 (yup, another July baby). Later on, it was revealed by Ayesha herself in an Instagram post that Canon was actually born two weeks premature.
Here’s one of the earlier photos of a one-month old Canon:
As it turns out, Stephen and Ayesha Curry actually considered a different name for their youngest kid. Being the first boy in the family, they thought about naming him Wardell Stephen Curry III, following in the footsteps of his grandfather Dell and dad Steph as the third Wardell in the family. “Trey” would have been such an apt nickname in more ways than one:
“We thought about that,” Steph said in a 2018 NBC Sports interview, “but Ayesha has four or five people in her family who are named Trey. I wanted to have something special.”
The couple ultimately decided on “Canon” for their first boy:
“Canon just stuck,” Steph said. “I passed down his grandfather’s name through his middle name to keep the family ties there.”
The “Jack” in the kid’s full name is in honor of his grandfather.
The first thing that comes to mind with Canon’s name is how it is associated with his dad’s 3-point shooting “guns/cannons.” However, the real meaning behind his name is actually “officiant of the church” and “young wolf,” which Steph was drawn to when picking the name:
“I like the ingredients of that,” Steph said. “A lot of research. It’s not a dramatic story, but we like the name and the meanings behind it.”
Being the first-born son of one of the greatest basketball players of all time, there’s no denying that there will be some pressure on Canon and his future in basketball.