Last night, Steph Curry brought his young daughter to his post-Game 1 press conference. She was awesome and adorable, as little girls hanging out with their daddies tend to be. Even the curmudgeons at Deadspin adored it. What could possibly be wrong with this?
Let's ask our sanctimonious killjoys, Brian Windhorst and Skip Bayless. (h/t to @erichesports)
This is such an arrogant attitude, it defies belief. No player in the history of press conferences has ever said a "very important quote" at a press conference. There has never been, nor should there ever be, any kind of "sanctity of the postgame." If reporters are so focused on getting "quick quotes from Steph about what happened," then they are missing out on a much more interesting, and fun story. It's great on "social media" - which is journalism code for "people may like it, but it's not real and serious" - because it's great, period. Nobody cares about what Steph Curry has to say after a game but the reporters who think they need a quote for their story.
Almost everybody cared to see Curry and his daughter together. That is so much more compelling, so much more interesting, so much more fun.
If you can't get something compelling, interesting and fun out of that, you're doing this job wrong.