Being a girl dad means something different to everyone, but across the board, dads can’t seem to get enough of loving and supporting their little girls as they grow into young women. For International Women’s Day this year, Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr came together to discuss their lives outside of basketball. More specifically, the three men took part in a touching video about what it means to be a girl dad.
“Being a girl dad is just leaning into being present, being available, being a vision of how a man should treat a woman,” Curry shared. “I think, for us we have to be that model.”
To the basketball star, being a father to girls means making sure he sets a good example for other men. Curry is in the spotlight constantly, and using that power to model kindness and respect allows him to help make the world a safer space for his daughters and other women everywhere.
My kids came through in the clutch with a nice surprise for the 33rd Bday. Had no clue they knew how to design some shoes, but the scavenger hunt had me all the way confused. Love my unicorn, butterfly, and wolf! Bday Vibes! pic.twitter.com/435nSJclMC
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 14, 2021
At home, Curry’s relationship with his daughters is a touching reminder of what it means to be a dad. No matter who you are or where you’re from, the joys of fatherhood keep us all going. “The smile on your daughter’s face when you walk in the house or when you pay attention to something that they’re interested in, it opens up a different side of you,” he explained. “It’s the best thing in the world.”
Unbelievable this little girl is already 4!!!! Daddy’s little girl. Keep shining and bringing joy to everyo… pic.twitter.com/30HG7pNIz9
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) July 20, 2016
Draymond Green discussed the importance of instilling confidence in his 6-year-old daughter, and Coach Kerr beamed with pride as he discussed his adult daughter. “My daughter can do no wrong, no matter what she does,” Kerr says.
Kerr discusses the joy of watching his daughter grow up, something we may fear in theory (it happens so. dang. fast.). But in reality, having adult kids doesn’t make you less of a parent, it only changes the dynamic.
“My daughter, she’s getting her law degree,” Kerr said proudly. “I don’t feel like I have to empower her, at this point I feel like she’s the one who’s inspiring and empowering me.”