Stephen Curry's Daughter Riley is Now a ‘Star,’ MVP Pays Tribute to Pregnant Wife Ayesha

( [email protected] ) May 22, 2015 02:46 AM EDT

She's cute, pretty and adorable. But reporters have deadline too. Members of the press who attended the post-game press conference of the Golden State Warriors' Game 1 Western Conference Finals victory against the Houston Rockets were not happy when Stephen Curry brought her daughter, Riley, with him.

Riley Curry
(Photo : @warriors)
Riley Curry as she steals the limelight from her NBA superstar dad, Stephen, during the post-game press conference in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals won by the Golden State Warriors against the Houston Rockets.

Shortly after the press conference, sportswriters posted on Twitter their displeasure seeing the 2-year-old Riley sitting on her daddy's lap and sometimes interrupting Curry while answering questions.

The reactions from sportswriters were at times ridiculous to mean.

Matthew Schwerba @Mschwerha wrote: "But, for some curmudgeonly reporters, the glimpse inside Curry's personal life was just an inconvenience."

Ramona Shelbrne @ramonashelburne: "My man @WindshorstESPN taking the most unpopular position ever, saying NBA might need to ban kids from podium so reporters can ask questions."

This earned a reply from Mich Mann @mitchdamann: "totally agree with @WindshorstESPN for one of the first times... let's keep the kids away from postgame interview. #nba"

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Ric Bucher was more blunt when he wrote @RicBucher: "We finally found Steph Curry's flaw: parenting. Did you see Riley Curry last night? Kid was a menace. An adorable menace, but still."

The Star-News ACC Twitter account was not kind too, @starnewsacc wrote: "Steph Curry's kid is cute. That doesn't mean she shold have been at presser. There are professionals on deadlines there w/jobs to do, too."

Despite the strong reactions from the sports press, the 2-year-old Riley stole the spotlight from her dad and captured the hearts of the NBA (National Basketball Association) fans with her laughter, smile and wave, reported

Riley crawled through the table skirt and was picked up by Stephen to sit on his lap. Curry's daughter waved to reporters and sometimes interrupted her father who was answering questions thrown at him. Stephen was heard telling Riley to ''hold on a second, OK?'' after she said something to her father. Riley then replied ''Be quiet,'' eliciting laughter from the room, according to Fox Sports.

Curry Pay Tribute to Pregnant Ayesha

Stephen Curry paid tribute to his married wife Ayesha, when he accepted NBA's 2014-15 Most Valuable Player title, reported

Curry told the crowd when he accepted the award, "I have to start with my wife. We met when we were 14, 15 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the last seven, eight years have been amazing. We've both grown into adults, moved cross country together, started a new life, and you're my backbone. You allowed me to do what I do, to focus on my basketball, my career, and still have a family. The sacrifices you made are unbelievable, and I can't thank you enough for who you are as a person, how you challenge me, how you inspire me every single day."

Curry thanked Ayesha for always being there "whether I have a good game or bad game, we lose or win." Stephen continued, "I go home and things are good. That's comforting to know and I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you've done for me. You deserve a round of applause, for sure."

Stephen Curry met Ayesha Alexander in North Carolina when there were still teenagers. The family of the model and actress Ayesha attends the same church that the Curry family attends. Stephen and Ayesha got engaged in 2009 while Curry was attending Davidson College. The two married in 2011.

(Photo : Steph Curry Via Instagram)

Earlier this year, Curry revealed that his wife Ayesha is pregnant with their second child.

"Didn't think it was possible but my #WCW just got even sexier! Baby #2 on the way," the athlete announced on Instagram. "Been blessed beyond belief already and I praise Him daily! God is great!"