Stephen Curry regrets daughter Riley’s podium moment in 2015
One of the most memorable moments of the 2015 NBA Finals was Riley Curry’s scene-stealing moment at the podium during a postgame interview with her dad, Stephen Curry.
However, with the benefit of hindsight, the Golden State Warriors star recently admitted that might not have been his best moment as a father to his daughter, and admitted that he regrets doing the same:
“I think even as parents, understanding how we’re going to raise kids not only in this crazy society we live in but one that we’re so visible [in], and people are kind of locked into every step we take, every word we say,” explained Curry, via David Dennis, Jr. of The Undefeated. “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].”
Being the son of the great Dell Curry, Steph knows exactly what he is talking about. He himself grew up in the spotlight, and is adamant that he wants his own children to live a life that is as “normal” as possible:
“I’ve always wanted to … share what I get to do, and all the experiences I have, with my family,” added Curry. “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, just because 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. The lessons I’m teaching my kids right now at ages 6, 3 and 7 months, it’s wild to think about. Surreal.”
Stephen Curry is a shoo-in as a future Hall of Famer, and he may very well be one of the greatest to ever play the game. However, as it turns out, he also is a wonderful father who puts the well-being of his children above anything else.