Stephen Curry accepted his second consecutive NBA MVP award Tuesday, and he opened his 20-minute speech with a beautiful message to his wife Ayesha and his immediately family members, who were sitting in the front row.
"I want to thank my wife Ayesha. Like I said last year, none of this is possible without you. You've given me the opportunity to go out here and work as hard as I do, spend the hours I need to do it - at the gym, during practice, at games, on the road - all the while just holding down the house and doing the little things that keep our family going.
You've given our two daughters something, an example to look up to as they grow up, and I don't take that for granted at all. It's definitely special to watch you do what you do every single day. The strength that you have, the patience that you have - whether I have a good game or not, you're the same person every single day, and that means a lot to me, to be able to come home and just share life with you. So thank you very much for who you are.
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My parents, Seth, Sydell, my sister who's not here with us, you guys are my rock, my support, my encouragement. Thank you for all that you've done for me growing up, [and] the encouragement you continue to give me. I'm blessed to have such a tight-knit family. We can talk about anything, whether we talk very frequently or not since we're on separate ends of the country. There's a lot of moving parts and we always stay tight and find that center and that ground that keeps us together."
Curry's speech, of course, was completely upstaged by his daughter Riley.