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Riley Curry returned to the spotlight as her dad wins NBA championship
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Riley Curry returned to the spotlight as her dad wins NBA championship
Thursday June 4th, 2015

After the Warriors defeated the Cavaliers in Game 6 to win their first NBA title since 1975, Riley Curry returned to the spotlight.

In addition to popping up on the court with her superstar father, Riley was the center of an odd anecdote gathered by Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins, with a stranger trying to give the two-year-old a not so age appropriate gift, while he father ate a celebratory steak dinner.

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.

Recognizing stranger danger is just one of the toddler's many skills, as Riley has been enchanting sports fans everywhere ever since joining her MVP father Stephen Curry during a May 20 press conference and telling him to ”be quiet.”

She then made her triumphant return to the podium after the Warriors defeated the Rockets to win the Western Conference, but had remained mostly outside of the spotlight since, aside from appearing in a genius troll post from Curry's wife, Ayesha, who let a sleepy Riley know her dad was about to be a champion.

Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur pitches 1-2-3 inning

With Golden State capping its historic season with a title, Riley joined her dad once more to celebrate the return of the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy to the Bay Area.

Riley's adorable antics continue to spur dozens of memes, and she even appeared on bootleg T-shirts being sold outside Oracle Arena in Oakland.

With the season over this may be the last we see of Riley for a while, but she sure made this year's playoffs memorable. 

Harrison Barnes first sip of alcohol was Warriors' victory champagne

 

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