Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Detroit Pistons No. 1 Pick Cade Cunningham Shares Life-Changing Moment With Daughter Riley
By ADAM ZAGORIACade Cunningham shared the biggest moment of his life with his parents — and his daughter
After being selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons, the 6-foot-7 point guard out of Oklahoma State kissed his young daughter Riley on the cheek before walking up to shake the hand of Commissioner Adam Silver.
“She’s my biggest motivation,” he told ESPN’s Malika Andrews. “She’s taught me way more than I could ever teach her but I think this is a good step for me.”
As the No. 1 pick, Cunningham will receive $17.2 million guaranteed and a total contract value of $38 million.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.