Everything You Need to Know About the Daughter of 2021 NBA Draft Top Prospect Cade Cunningham

Published 07/28/2021, 1:17 AM EDT
Feb 3, 2021; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Cade Cunningham (2) in action during the game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports


Last year, Anthony Edwards entered the NBA as a #1 pick and delivered as much as he could with a below-average franchise. This year, the onus is on Texas native Cade Cunningham to not just perform brilliantly but also uplift whichever team shows faith in him. 

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Given that he is soon to become a household name, it’s important for the fans to learn about his homies. Cade’s personal life revolves around four humans and those are both his parents (Keith & Carrie), his sister Kaylyn, and his beloved daughter. 

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Who is the daughter of Cade Cunningham?

Cade is still a 19-YO teenager but he is also a proud father to a 2-YO angel. Although there’s no revelation about the whereabouts of his girlfriend/wife, it is certain that he became a father in 2018. His daughter is a cute little Riley who has already placed a formidable impact on the rookie’s life. 

In a May interview, the young phenom had expressed his immense love for the little bundle of joy. He had stated, “It’s not enough words, really, that’s my daughter. She’s everything right now, she’s my motivation and all that.”

Notably, Cade was away from home at Montverde when Riley took birth. But ever since, the future of the NBA has ensured he takes Riley to his college games and introduces her to everyone. Those are some father goals from a very young and passionate soul.

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How is Riley helping the basketball player in channeling his emotions?

The one top concern that the NBA scouts hold around the new prospects is their commitment to work. The world has seen Kobe Bryant’s interviews where he revealed how some players lose their passion for the game once they join the NBA and money starts pouring in. But that’s not going to be the case for Cade Cunningham who has the responsibility of a growing daughter.

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Interestingly, even LeBron James had become a father at the age of 19. So King James can certainly be a guiding figure in Cade’s life because the star has every potential to become the next LeBron. 

Most recently, the rookie had taken his daughter to his March game at Gallagher-Iba Arena where he represented the Cowboys. The one-and-done freshman superstar had his eyes locked on Riley as he let the world know about his center of the universe.

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So what is your take, will such a huge responsibility help Cade stay away from unnecessary controversies and stay on course for a great career? Help us know in the comments below. 

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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