For one moment, on the brightest stage, Steph Curry took a backseat to someone else in his family ... someone who happened to be only two years old at the time.
Curry's daughter, Riley, became a sensation when she joined him at the podium during the 2015 NBA playoffs, especially in the Finals. Years later, it sounds like he would change the decision to bring her with him if he could go back in time.
"One thing I do technically regret in terms of how fast this all came is when I brought Riley on the podium [during the 2015 NBA Finals]," Curry said to The Undefeated.
The two-time MVP has always wanted to share his experiences with his entire family. That was his goal with Riley, but turning her into a star was not.
"I’ve always wanted to share what I get to do, and all the experiences I have, with my family," Curry said. "I didn’t know how much that would blow up and how much of a splash she [would make] on the scene. If I could take that one back, I probably would, just because my goal is just to give my kids the best chance at success and at seeing the world in the proper way.
"Trying to give our kids the best chance to be successful and have a normal life in terms of treating people the right way, having respect, not getting too bigheaded and feeling like everything’s about them. The lessons I’m teaching my kids right now at ages 6, 3 and 7 months, it’s wild to think about. Surreal."
People will always remember the image of Curry, as a proud father, sharing the stage with his daughter. If he could take it back, however, he would. And for all the right reasons.