People tend to go a little nuts in the wake of a world championship. The champagne starts flowing and some out-of-character behavior and questionable decisions start cropping up. It’s all par for the course.
But an unnamed party in the jubilant Golden State Warriors locker room took things to a whole new level after Game 6.
Some Warriors clustered around the ice sculpture in the middle of the main dining room—the frozen cutout read “Strength in Numbers,” inspired by the organizational slogan—and others turned a side room into a nightclub. Power forward Draymond Green, still in his blue practice shorts, hopped up on a chair. Teammates leapt around him, singing in unison, while recording with cell phones. Curry did not join the mosh pit. Sitting at the end of a long table, he dug into a plate of steak, macaroni and mashed potatoes. One man approached and asked Curry to autograph his Polo shirt. “I’ve got a lot of Polos,” the man said. Another tried to slip an unlit cigar into Riley’s mouth. “No,” she replied, shaking her head.
Riley Curry, of course, is Steph’s precocious two-year-old daughter. Again, she’s two.
If someone tried to pull this out on a random playground, it’d make the local news. Parents, for some reason, don’t like when you give their infants tobacco products.
And while some had the audacity to question Steph’s parenting skills as his little girl ran amok during press conferences, they have to begrudgingly give him credit for teaching her to resist peer pressure when it comes to smoking.
There is some small part of me, however, that would have loved to see Riley puffing on a stogie like George Burns. If only for the memes and to briefly distract people from LeBron bashing.
[H/T: Sports Illustrated]