It was a tough night for the Curry family. Steph fouled out of Game 6 of the NBA Finals Thursday, a 115-101 loss that forced a deciding Game 7 and earned an ejection for throwing his mouth guard into the stands, hitting a Cavaliers fan.
Meanwhile, Curry’s wife, Ayesha, stirred up a hornets’ nest by tweeting out that the entire contest had been “rigged.” She subsequently apologized for the tweet, explaining that she was not only upset at seeing her husband, the two-time reigning NBA MVP, pick up his sixth foul, but also at other events that occurred at Quicken Loans Arena.
Ayesha Curry began the night in a state of discontent. She had tweeted out that she and other Golden State family members were forced to wait in the bus in which they arrived, and she complained of what she saw as additional mistreatment.
After Game 5, a 112-97 loss for the Warriors, Curry had also posted a tweet that sharply questioned the officiating. The NBA may take a dim view of her social-media criticism, given that the league has long struggled with perceptions by some fans that it tilts outcomes in the favor of certain teams and players.
Steph Curry may have a case to gripe that he shouldn’t have picked up so many fouls Thursday, but few who watched Game 6 would pin Golden State’s loss on the officiating. The Warriors fell behind by 20 points, 31-11, after one quarter and were clearly outplayed almost the entire way. That might not have been quite so clear, though, to one very prominent NBA wife.