Steph Curry's wife calls NBA 'rigged' in Twitter rant
Wife of Golden State Warriors guard and league MVP said post written 'in the heat of the moment'
Ayesha Curry, wife of Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry, lashed out at the NBA in a tweet last night after her husband was ejected from the game in Cleveland, saying the playoff final is "rigged for money."
Ayesha's post on Twitter came after her husband was tossed from Game 6 — his first career ejection — after he was called for his sixth personal foul.
The NBA's MVP cursed several times at a referee and threw his mouthpiece into the crowd, hitting a fan.
The final is now tied at three games apiece after the Cavaliers won two straight games, led by former league MVP LeBron James.
Game 7 is scheduled for Sunday. If the Cavs win, it would mark the first time in NBA history that a team down 3-1 would come back to win the title.
Ayesha later deleted the tweet, saying it was written "in the heat of the moment," and apologized.
tweeted in the heat of the moment because the call was uncalled for.—@ayeshacurry
Nonetheless, Twitter users flooded her with abusive messages.
Ayesha defends her husband (as any real wife would) and you boys roast her with sexist, misogynistic tweets.<br><br>Y'all are lame af. 💯—@SophiaBegg
you lose by 30 in 2k and blame the controller.... let Ayesha live—@KenyoNegus
I'm okay that we lost... I just can't take people coming at my family for absolutely no reason. Something I don't understand or stand for.—@ayeshacurry
Ayesha's tweet also elicited some gentler reaction and was mentioned by TV commentators at the game.
The moment Riley saw Ayesha's tweet <a href="https://t.co/tOCrZ1y4wp">pic.twitter.com/tOCrZ1y4wp</a>—@KenMwendwa
Lebron James. <br>Lbrn Jams<br>brn jas<br>bn a<br><br>N.B.A.<br><br>Ayesha Was Right. <br>It's Rigged. <br><br>It's all rigged. 👁—@TheDiLLon1
Brian Windhorst just put Ayesha Curry in a BODYBAG <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBAFinals?src=hash">#NBAFinals</a> <a href="https://t.co/63DO514OFP">pic.twitter.com/63DO514OFP</a>—@barstoolsports