Yesterday marks the Cleveland Cavaliers taking the NBA Finals to Game 7, but viewers also saw Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry receive his first ejection from a game. Needless to say, his wife, Ayesha Curry, did not take it well and said as much on the official Ayesha Curry Twitter page, as any search of “Ayesha Curry tweet rigged” will tell you. That’s right, “rigged”: the MVP’s spouse thinks that her husband was booted from the game for the wrong reasons! Given such an outrageous accusation, what did Ayesha Curry tweet? And what’s the real reason she got so worked up, because spoiler: it wasn’t because of the game!
Steph Curry Ejected
Stephen Curry, the star player of the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors, and this year’s league MVP, was ejected from Thursday night’s Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. With 4:22 remaining the fourth and final quarter and his team already down, Curry was called for his disqualifying sixth foul of the night. Frustrated, Curry removed his mouthpiece and tossed it into the crowd; perhaps ironically, it hit the son of one of the owners of the Cavaliers. As a result of this behavior, Curry was immediately ejected from the game and is likely to also be hit with a fine which, while steep to us, possibly won’t bother him all too much given the worth of his contract and endorsement deals.
Later, when speaking to the press, Curry noted this is common behavior for him, but this is the first time it went bad. “I’ve thrown my mouthpiece before. I usually aim at the scorer’s table. I was off aim. Definitely didn’t mean to throw it at a fan,” he said. “That was obviously not where I was trying to take my frustration out.”
Steph Curry Wife Lashes Out
Ayesha Curry, who was watching the game live, did not take her husband’s ejection well. However, many people may not have known that, given that the tweet has since been deleted. So, what did Ayesha Curry say in the heat of the moment?
Well, it turns out it was something pretty scathing. “I’ve lost all respect sorry this is absolutely rigged for money … Or ratings in not sure which. I won’t be silent. Just saw it live sry [sic],” she wrote, obviously taking offense at the call. And if you think she was just a loving wife taking offense to anything bad happening to her husband, she wasn’t alone; Warriors coach Steve Kerr also had a problem with it, claiming Curry “had every right to be upset. He’s the MVP of the league. He gets six fouls called on him; three of them were absolutely ridiculous.”
However, there was more to the tweet than Ayesha Curry first let on. After deleting it, she wrote several follow-up tweets apologizing and explaining the circumstances of why she was so worked up—and given their nature, she may have been pretty justified!
Saying that she “tweeted in the heat of the moment because the call was uncalled for,” Mrs. Curry went on to explain that she had been having a long day. For starters, her father was a victim of racial profiling earlier in the day, which led to him almost being arrested. To make matters worse, supporters of the Cleveland Cavaliers seemed to want to make things difficult for her family: not only was her cousin not allowed in a casino “because he was wearing warriors gear [sic],” but the families of the Warriors players who had come with them to Cleveland for the game weren’t allowed in on time; 10 minutes before the game started and they were still waiting on the bus! Curry called it an “Interesting tactic though. Again, [sic]” implying this isn’t the first time it has happened, and added that there were “At least 100 of us. [sic]”
“I’m okay that we lost … I just can’t take people coming at my family for absolutely no reason,” Ayesha Curry wrote in another tweet. “Something I don’t understand or stand for.” Do you agree with her? Was Stephen Curry’s rejection fair? Check out Ayesha Curry’s tweets below, and let us know what you think about the whole situation!