Ayesha Curry Says NBA Finals Are ‘Rigged’ as Husband Steph Curry Gets Ejected

Ayesha Curry and Stephen Curry
Ayesha and Stephen Curry attends Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2014. Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Taking a shot at the NBA. Stephen Curry’s wife, Ayesha Curry, has claimed the league “rigged” Game 6 of the basketball finals after the Golden State Warriors star was ejected for the first time in his career on Thursday, June 16.

Ayesha took to Twitter to express her anger following the call. In a since-deleted tweet she wrote, “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.”

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Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors reacts to a foul call during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals. Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Warriors could have clinched the NBA championship with a win, but several calls went in favor of the Cleveland Cavaliers, taking the series to Game 7. Late in the fourth quarter, the two-time MVP fouled out and was subsequently ejected for arguing the call and throwing his mouthpiece, which hit the son of one of the Cavaliers’ minority owners sitting courtside. Stephen later apologized to the man and shook his hand.

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors reacts during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Ayesha removed the post and said it was “tweeted in the heat of the moment because the call was uncalled for.” She also explained that she had been upset at the game thanks to some drama with her father. “Police racial profiled my father and told him to remove credentials and tried to arrest him. It’s been a long night for me. I apologize,” she wrote. “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.”

After the game, Steph told reporters that his father-in-law was mistaken for a known con artist who frequently creates fake credentials to sneak into high-profile events. “They kind of profiled my father-in-law and thought he was him. They threatened to arrest him before they checked out his credentials. It’s kind of been an emotional and tough night all the way around,” the basketball star told The Undefeated

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