There is truly no shortage of memorable moments to reflect on while recalling the Golden State Warriors’ recent dynasty.
Klay Thompson scoring 37 points in one quarter of a 2015 game against the Kings is noteworthy. As well as that, Kevin Durant’s dagger three in Game three of the 2017 NBA Finals against LeBron James and the Cavaliers also qualifies. Then there’s Stephen Curry’s 60-foot buzzer-beater during a close-out effort against the Grizzlies in 2015, the Dubs’ comeback from a 3-1 series hole against KD and the Thunder the year prior, and so on.
The Warriors’ dynastic years, though, wouldn’t be complete without at least mentioning Riley, Steph’s daughter, who made headlines and hearts melt during a few postgame news conferences in the middle of the dynasty.
Ayesha Curry, Steph’s wife, might not have permitted her oldest kid to become the center of attention in such a way if she had known then what she knows now.
Ayesha Curry Speaks Out on Her Children Being Documented by the Media
In a May 24 digital cover story for Insider, Ayesha Curry declared Riley, who will turn 11 this summer, was overexposed in the media. At the time, it all seemed natural, but now she regrets bringing Riley into that environment.
“When the social media thing started, nobody knew what that was going to become,” she said. “If we had known back in the day just how chaotic it would make life, I don’t think we would’ve done it. But we were just genuinely living our lives back then. And we thought, ‘This is our kid. We’re bringing our kid along.’”
She and Steph are currently making every effort to provide their kids with an upbringing that resembles normal childhood without having to deal with media scrutiny.
None of their three children have smartphones or social media accounts, according to the Insider report. Ayesha and her spry husband are, however, also making an effort to strike a good balance between what is public and what is private—that is, social media and real life.
“Where’s the middle ground, where we’re strict, but we’re also allowing our kids to experience life?” she says. “We’re trying to figure out what that balance is. Just kind of learn as you go, right?”