Ayesha Curry had a major case of Twitter fingers Thursday night and she continued it into the next day when ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith told her to be less erratic on social media. The wife of Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry said the NBA was rigged and indirectly slammed Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James.
Smith said her "classless" words could affect the career of her husband, “I’m just saying to you, you need to watch yourself because it may put your husband in a compromising position that I’m sure you don’t want,” he said.
Smith used Savannah Brinson, who is married to James, as an example. “Savannah James, who has been around, who has a husband who’s universally recognized as one of the best players in the world, has been around for quite a long time. And she appears to know that. It’s not about comparing or anything,” he said. “It’s giving you an example of what may work.”
Ayesha didn’t take kindly to Smith’s unsolicited advice. “Why are you putting two women against each other like that?” she wrote. “You're the one that's out of pocket.”
After she faced a major backlash, Ayesha deleted the tweets about the NBA being rigged, which she posted after Steph Curry was ejected from Game 6 of the NBA Finals after he threw his mouthpiece and accidentally hit a fan. She also issued an apology. “Tweeted in the heat of the moment because the call was uncalled for,” she wrote. “I'm OK 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.”
The Warriors lost to the Cavs 115-101. Game 7 of the NBA Finals will take place at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.
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