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Ayesha Curry responds to criticism about daughter Riley Curry

Photo credit: @ayeshacurry via Instagram

Photo credit: @ayeshacurry via Instagram

If you’ve been keeping up with the NBA finals, you may have witnessed the birth of another star. That star, being the daughter of Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, Riley Curry.

During a handful of appearances at her father’s press conferences, it was Riley’s rambunctious yet adorable personality that stole not only the mic but our attention. And while some critics slammed the Curry’s decision to let their child take the podium alongside her dad, Curry’s wife Ayesha runs to the defense of her family, calling the moment “beautiful.”

In an excerpt for an article she wrote for Time, the author of Little Lights of Mine wrote:

“Last week, Riley joined her father in a press conference, and some thought she stole the show. I thought it was beautiful, and I wouldn’t change a thing. There can be more than 50 people and 10 cameras—not counting camera phones—in the room during press conferences, so it can be overwhelming. But my husband handled his duties on the podium with ease and class. And my daughter was who she is—vibrant, spunky, and full of life. I hope she carries this with her through adulthood.

Stephen attends practice every day, and gives his all during the games on an almost-nightly basis. When that’s over, all he wants is to see his family, and on the day of that press conference, our daughter wanted to be with her father. I thought it was beautiful for him not to push his daddy duties to the bottom of the list just because all eyes were on him. I believe you should let your children be children, and don’t be afraid to be a parent, regardless of who’s watching.

Family matters! Our children matter! At the end of the day, when all the lights dim, and the cameras are gone, we are still here as his biggest, loudest, and most supportive cheerleaders. We are also extremely proud that in spite of some criticism, Riley was able to share in that experience with her father and bring joy and laughter into the lives and homes of many all over the world.”

What do you think of Curry’s response to all the hoopla and excitement? Sound off in the comment section below!


  1. darth vader on June 7, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Good for them. Empower your children and empower the world! While we silence our kids and beat them, others encourage their children to speak up, speak out and take ownership of the world around them.

  2. Nigg.Newton on June 7, 2015 at 11:58 am

    I cannot understand, why they would want to take this CUTIE off the television.


    • Freda on June 7, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      Beautiful beautiful and beautiful family

  3. ✨Charlie Starr✨ on June 7, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Cute the first time. Attention thirsty all the other times.

  4. honeybutter on June 8, 2015 at 3:04 am

    this is no more attention hogging than kim kardashian kid west , or beyonce kid blue ., and who is more attention hogging than reality tv period . a bunch of non actors getting paid to fake fight . . . thats drama NOT THIS ADORABLE GIRL HAVEING FUN … PEOPLE LOOSEN UP LET A CHILD BE A CHILD . .KIDS PLAY LIKE THIS ..MOST PEOPLE LEAVE THEM SHUT UP IN THE HOUSE WITH THE SITTER . LOOK AROUND YOU HARDLY OTHER THAN THE MALL DO YOU SEE INFANTS AND TODDLERS … PEOPle dont allow children to be heard . and when someone bets them too it the get embarrassed or jealous that they dont let their kids out the house cause most cant afford a sitter .. these people got money .. riley has a sitter oviously they trying to teach her some people skills …………she will be in command on the job lol

  5. honeybutter on June 8, 2015 at 3:06 am

    did anyone but me notice you rarely see children other than going to school you dont see children out of the house , this is saying that kids spend so much of their young and teen years locked up in the house and on the internet that they lack socail skills before kindergarten so they have to be taught to understand it …