If you know me in real life, you may also know that my husband is a
basketball analytics nerd respected professional basketball analyst. Consequently, we watch a lot of basketball at our house. All the basketball, in fact. All the pro basketball that there is, was, or ever will be, including WNBA and European games and things I never even knew existed, like the World Cup of Basketball, a real event that was invented to punish the spouses of truly devoted basketball fans by taking place during the one previously safe and hoops-free time of year.
For those of you whose homes are not shrines dedicated to hardwood worship, you may not be familiar with Riley Curry, a tot who shot to fame after appearing at a press conference with her dad, Steph Curry, one of the biggest names in the NBA.
Riley makes frequent appearances on mom Ayesha’s Instagram feed. Her jacket game is strong.
From the archives: Fall Inspiration: Moto jackets
Of course, she also shows some love for daddy’s sponsor…
…and this girl can work a fur vest like nobody’s business.
Just because her parents are famous doesn’t mean Riley doesn’t shop discount. From the “Stars! They’re Just Like Us” files, here’s Riley Curry working a Target purchase: the tulle cape from Cat & Jack.
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Happy 4th birthday my beautiful angel! I simply can't believe this day is even here. Where has the time gone?! I am so proud to be this little girls mama. From the way she speaks to the way she shows affection for the people and things around her… She is so incredibly special and smart it's hard for me to put it into words. I love you big girl!!! "I'd do anything for you dear…" 🎶
We have that cape at our house, too. R hasn’t warmed to it yet, so I had to settle for trying it on Baby Brother, who isn’t yet old enough to object.
When it comes to kicks, though, Riley’s at a disadvantage (her dad’s eponymous UnderArmor shoes are… controversial), and there’s one NBA toddler who’s got a serious edge on her: the little-seen Zhuri Nova James, whose papa LeBron is the face (or foot) of Nike basketball.
Good luck getting your hands on those “Written in the Stars” LeBron XIIIs since they came out last fall, but you can get the more recent “Sudden Impact” colorway on Nike’s website right now for $34.97.
Riley’s got more than one parent with their own shoe line, though; Ayesha has collaborated with Freshly Picked on a collection of candy-colored baby mocs.