After beating the odds to win the NBA Finals, receiving the MVP award, and bringing home the Cavalier’s 1st NBA Championship — all on Father’s Day — one person was STILL able to steal the spotlight from LeBron James — his precious baby daughter!
In one of the cutest press conferences the NBA has ever seen, LeBron James, 31, celebrated his big win by bringing his kids, including one-year-old daughter, Zhuri, up to the microphone for his post-game interview. And the crowd absolutely ate it up! Little Zhuri was SO cute in fact that she ended up totally taking the attention away from basketball’s brightest star — check out how the little cutie did it, right here!
LeBron doesn’t share his baby girl with the world often, but when he does, she’s a complete showstopper! And as she sat on her dad’s lap during media interviews after the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, little Zhuri was SO precious that fans couldn’t stop talking about HER rather than her father!
And while Zhuri wasn’t quite as animated as last year’s scene-stealer, Warriors star Steph Curry‘s daughter, Riley Curry, 3, she still captured everyone’s hearts nonetheless. And despite her young age, she only acted up once, displaying a little TOO much curiosity for Dad’s cigar on the table in front of her — oops!
But fans loved seeing the little cutie in her rare appearance and we think it’s so sweet that LeBron, being the dotting dad that he is, got to spend Father’s Day with ALL of his kids. After all, Zhuri’s big bros, LeBron Jr. and Bryce, were also by his side as he spoke at the press conference. Talk about the perfect way to celebrate, right?
Special way to spend Father’s Day: LeBron James at the postgame press conference podium holding his daughter Zhuri. pic.twitter.com/1cuaJubN2l
— TomNader_RC (@Tom_Nader) June 20, 2016
Okay. LeBron kissing his daughter is pretty freakin’ cute. pic.twitter.com/Lfiu697c8U
— Mary Anne Divina (@mavdivina) June 20, 2016
But let’s not forget that the true OG of adorable press conferences is none other than little Riley, who, a bit over a year ago, memorably made her debut on the podium with her dad, Steph. “Riley wanted to hang out with me. She had that look, like she wasn’t going to take no for an answer,” Steph revealed in the June issue of Parents magazine. “So I said, all right, come with me. She sat up there, and that’s when her personality shined bright. … She’s got a great sense of humor.”
And we have to agree, Riley truly IS a cutie pie! But so is Zhuri, and we’re hoping we’ll get to see more of her from now on. After all, they BOTH do a great job of making basketball that much more adorable!
HollywoodLifers, how sweet is LeBron’s daughter? Do you love that he held her during his press conference?