OAKLAND, CA - MAY 30: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates with his wife Ayesha Curry and girls Riley and Ryan and father Dell Curry after they beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Seven of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 30, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

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The 3-year-old does what she does best--bring nothing but joy to one of the people who loves her the most. 

Lauren Porter
Jun, 22, 2016

Riley Curry didn't accompany her dad, reigning two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry, to any post game conferences during the NBA finals to make us smile with her adorable antics or super sweet moments.

Instead, the toddler helped her father through the tough championship loss the only way she could. 

While the Curry family was leaving the arena following the Game 7 feat, Steph explained to the 3-year-old that his team, the Golden State Warriors, hadn't beaten the Cleveland Cavaliers to bring home the gold as they had done during the previous season and joyous celebrations would be limited. 

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"I had a moment. I told Riley, 'We didn't win.' Curry said. "She looked at me and was like, 'I know. It's OK.' I used that moment to tell her in sports ‘you win some, you lose some.’”

Curry said that with the comfort of his little girl, he was able to cope with the loss a little bit easier adding that he and his wife Ayesha have had a successful year that was more than just basketball.

“This game means a lot to us as players and to the fans anyone who has an invested interest in the game but at the end of the day, it’s still life and you can still win at life knowing you didn’t get a championship this year.”

Curry has opted out of Olympic play for Team USA Basketball for the 2016 Summer games in order to spend time with his family and rest up for next season. 

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