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Warriors star Stephen Curry scares off his eldest daughter from basketball with … butt pad

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Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is currently at the point in his career where we all know that he’s not going to be around for very long now. He still has a ton of high-level basketball ahead of him, but right now, it’s hard to imagine that he will still be playing at the same level five or so years from now.

This begs the question: who’s going to be the heir apparent to Curry’s throne? While there’s no way to provide a definite answer for this query, what we can say for certain is that it’s not going to be Steph’s eldest daughter, Riley Curry. Apparently, Steph himself has scared off his own daughter from the spot because of his butt pads.

I know, we had to do a double-take on that one too when we first read “butt pads.” Stephen Curry himself explains how this came to be in a recent interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols:

Steph had no idea that all his injuries had an adverse effect on how Riley now sees the game:

“My oldest, I asked her if she wanted to play basketball and it was a firm no,” Curry told Nichols, via Alex Didion of NBC Sports. “I asked her why and she said she doesn’t want to get hurt because she’s seen me have so many injuries and coming home with the hand cast and the butt pad and sprained ankles and all that. So I said ‘I’m sorry I scared you away from the game on that front.'”

That’s a shame. Steph had to pass on his genes to one of his children, but at this point, Riley has already taken herself out of the situation. Then again, she is just 8-year-old and things can change for her in a heartbeat.

The good news is that Riley’s siblings appear to be willing to take on the mantle:

“But, you’ll see either my five-year-old or my two-year-old definitely playing at some point,” Stephen Curry added. “They’re definitely interested and they’re obsessed with the game, so we’ll see how it goes.”

Steph is himself a second-generation NBA star, so with his recent revelation here, we could definitely see a third-generation wave coming in the future.