The Toronto Raptors may just have found their latest star interview subject in the form of Sanaa VanVleet.
Fred VanVleet, Sanaa’s father, had 30 points and 11 assists for a double-double against the Bulls in a 113-104 win yesterday.
It was his first game action in over a week after missing three games with a back injury.
With Pascal Siakam expected to be out for at least two weeks, it was a much-needed star performance from the Raptors guard.
And while the elder VanVleet wasn’t shy about answering reporters’ questions after the game, he also welcomed his baby daughter to help him with the press conference.
Take your child to work. pic.twitter.com/rIGectNOiF
— Adam Laskaris (@adam_la2karis) November 7, 2022
“May I ask your daughter a question?” asked CityNews’ Lindsay Dunn, to which VanVleet committed. “How do you think your dad played tonight?”
“GoooOOOOod,” replied the younger VanVleet.
Soon Sanaa soon 😄 @FredVanVleet pic.twitter.com/mFRJ4fnxXy
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 7, 2022
It was an easy answer, but it was her first attempt. And it showed more emotion than most athletes. We give it 10/10.
This isn’t the first time the VanVleet kids have been in the news, however, as they stole the show in his debut appearance at the NBA All-Star Game last year. And back in the 2020 NBA bubble, the VanVleet kids were a fixture as some of the limited viewers.
And who could forget the birth of Sanaa’s younger brother Fred Jr. during the 2019 NBA Playoffs? Losing 2-1 to Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference Finals, VanVleet’s partner Shontai gave birth to a baby boy.
In the three games of the series following the birth of Fred Jr., VanVleet hit 14 three-pointers in the last three games of the series.
If the VanVleet family continues their strong game on and off the court this season, we might get a second All-Star game appearance for all of them after all.