Brian Windhorst, other reporter upset over Stephen Curry’s daughter
Most of us felt that Stephen Curry bringing his adorable 2-year-old daughter to the podium with him after Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday was one of the highlights of the postseason. A select few were bothered by it.
Both ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Star-News Online’s ACC insider Brett Friedlander want athletes to be barred from bringing their children to postgame press conferences.
My man @WindhorstESPN taking the most unpopular position ever, saying NBA might need to ban kids from podium so reporters can ask questions
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) May 20, 2015
Friedlander lashed out at the Twitter police for voicing their displeasure with him, but he still deleted the original tweet anyway.
Ah Twitter. If people don't agree w/ you, they call you names & throw out cliches like "get off my lawn." So much for intelligent discussion
— Star-News ACC (@starnewsacc) May 20, 2015
If you missed Riley Curry hijacking her dad’s press conference, you’ll want to watch this video.
The reality is this doesn’t happen very often. Professional athletes don’t get to spend much time with their kids during the season, so it would be coldhearted to forbid them from hanging out with them while they answer a few questions.
As our friend Big Cat from Barstool Chicago noted, most of the answers athletes give during postgame interviews are boring cliches. It might take a few extra minutes to finish the Q&A with Riley saying “be quiet daddy” to Curry, but what is it really harming? Let’s cool off those hot takes just a bit.