Oops, she did it again.
Stephen Curry is inarguably one of the most dominant players in basketball, a fact that was sealed on Tuesday when he was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row, and became the first to receive a unanimous vote. But even that great achievement was overshadowed by his adorable pint-sized sidekick.
Daughter Riley Curry, 3, won the Internet once again when she joined her Golden State Warrior dad as he accepted the MVP trophy during a news conference in Oakland, California, on Tuesday.
With her hair in her signature buns and wearing a little grey sweater, Riley prowled around the room and hammed it up for the cameras by motioning to reporters that she had her eyes on them.
And all eyes definitely were on Curry’s biggest fan, who hasn’t been a presence in post-game press conferences as much this season as last year — perhaps due to her dad’s recent injury or because she was staying home with baby sister, Ryan.
“If my kids aren’t as dope as Riley Curry I’m returning them,” one besotted Twitter user wrote following her latest appearance.
Others proclaimed her “a legend” who should have won the MVP.
Riley definitely made the most of her time in the spotlight Tuesday after becoming the star of the Warriors’ 2015 championship run and appearing alongside Curry on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last summer (pictured above).
As for her famous father, the 28-year-old point guard swept all 131 first-place votes, including 130 from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters and one from a collective fan vote, to become MVP for the second year running.
Curry now joins Tom Brady (2010 NFL MVP) and Wayne Gretzky (1982 Hart Trophy winner) as the only unanimous MVPs in their respective leagues.
On Monday night, Curry led the Warriors to a thrilling 132-125 overtime win over the Portland Trailblazers, scoring 40 points in his first game back from a knee injury. The Warriors now lead the Blazers 3-1, with Game 5 on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. PT.
See the delighted tweets about Riley below.
Riley Curry, ladies and gentlemen… pic.twitter.com/UTGdgHoV0M
— James West (@jameswest2010) May 10, 2016
Riley Curry, you the real MVP. pic.twitter.com/V7bhZTNCIN
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) May 11, 2016
I wish I was as funny as Riley Curry.
— Dana Ulwick (@dana_ulwick) May 11, 2016
Riley Curry mean mugging everyone ???????????? https://t.co/TUzi2gK3GS
— I FOLLOW BACK (@DarrionESPN) May 11, 2016
— espnW (@espnW) May 11, 2016
If my kids aren't as dope as Riley Curry I'm returning them
— Ponyboy Curtis (@princess_sash_a) May 11, 2016
Riley Curry lol so much swag https://t.co/kYwkOx0UfO
— Jahan (@H00PINATI) May 10, 2016
Riley Curry shoulda won MVP.
— BluffCity (#KD2MEM) (@GrasonHillis5) May 10, 2016
Riley curry easily the most thug 4 year old to ever walk this earth
— Simba (@YVNGSMBA) May 10, 2016
Oh, Riley Curry sees you, people.
Be good. pic.twitter.com/qkGso2QRqb
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) May 10, 2016