Memes of Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James went viral after Ayesha Curry, the wife of Golden State Warriors player Steph Curry, claimed Thursday night that the NBA is rigged. Though King James hasn’t issued an official statement, fans channeled his potential reaction through pictures and gifs.
Lebron James reaction to Ayesha Curry tweet https://t.co/vxR0RW7lWj
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James, 31, hasn’t tweeted since April. So it’s unlikely he would take to social media to post a response of his own. His wife, Savannah Brinson, didn’t issue a retort either. Some people commented how Brinson took the "high road" by not taking a shot at Ayesha.
Curry, 28, was ejected after his tossed his mouth piece, accidentally hitting a fan in the face, with 4:22 left in the fourth quarter. It was his sixth foul, which disqualified him, ESPN noted. He will face fines after protesting the officiating.
"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," Curry said. "That was obviously not where I was trying to take my frustration out." He apologized to the fan who was hit.
Curry’s wife caused a commotion when she claimed the NBA was rigged. "I've lost all respect sorry this is absolutely rigged for money. Or ratings in [sic] not sure which. I won't be silent. Just saw it live [sorry],” she wrote.
She also took an indirect hit at James: “High Road. Invisible bridge used to step over said person when open floor is available left to right.”
Ayesha then deleted the tweets and issued an apology. “I tweeted in the heat of the moment because the call was uncalled for,” she said. “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.”
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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