Most people got a big kick out of seeing Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and his young daughter, Riley, at the podium after Tuesday's Golden State Warriors-Houston Rockets game.

But not everyone was thrilled to see the NBA's MVP continue the rich tradition of bringing offspring to the postgame press conferences. Several reporters, including ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Skip Bayless, said that while they agreed Riley Curry is adorable, they wish the "child-on-the-podium" practice was reserved for low-key events like the All-Star game or celebrations like winning NBA Finals.

"As a member of the media who wants to ask the players about the game in a business setting," Windhorst said on ESPN's First Take, "it is counterproductive and it sometimes takes away from being able to ask the questions."

Here's the clip from Wednesday's show:

Windhorst knew he was espousing an unpopular opinion, and so did other reporters.


But Windhorst at least deserves credit for sticking with his guns. Brett Friedlander of North Carolina's Star News Online also thinks NBA players should stop bringing their kids to postgame press conferences. He wrote a tweet saying as much before deleting it.

As one can imagine, Friedlander got lots of hate from his followers:


It's not easy to make the argument that Windhorst and Friedlander were making, and they heard it from the Twittersphere.





Curry isn't the only player to bring his kid to a press conference this year. Derrick Rose and Blake Griffin have also done it.

While Riley did seem to be a little bit of a distraction for her father, things did not get out of hand.


The three-pointers were falling for Curry, who hit 6 of 11 shots from long distance and finished with 34 points in his team's Game 1 win.


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