Reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry is an unprecedented talent, and his daughter Riley Curry — reigning cutest child of an NBA player — is much the same. During the Golden State Warriors' championship run last year, she exhibited masterful grace and wit, easily upstaging her dad during post-game interviews. With Steph's current season in jeopardy following a scary knee injury against the Houston Rockets, though, not only do his teammates have to fill the void he leaves behind, but someone's kid has to fill in for Riley too. There's a high demand for adorable children "embarrassing" their famous athlete parents on TV, and damn it, it must be satisfied.
Enter Isaiah Thomas and his two sons, ever the opportunists. Thomas is a rising star in his own right, and his sons check all the boxes when it comes to being "cute" and "the offspring of an NBA player." After Thomas' Boston Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks in overtime Sunday to tie their playoff series at two games apiece, his boys Jaden and James put on the real show during the post-game press conference. Observe their textbook moves below:
First, the infectious giggle.
Next, the defiant claim as to who the best basketball player is.
A one-two punch that just can't be defended. Bow to your new favorites.
(H/T: SB Nation)
Cover image: NBA TV via Vine