MANILA, Philippines – Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Clearly upset with officiating in Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals, Ayesha Curry, the wife of two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry, blasted NBA referees on Twitter.
“I’ve lost all respect sorry this is absolutely rigged for money…” Ayesha tweeted in the dying seconds of the contest.
She deleted the tweet after a short while, but numerous users on Twitter managed to take a screenshot, including ESPN reporter and host Rachel Nichols.
Here's what Ayesha Curry posted at the end of the game...then deleted, but only after tens of thousands of retweets: pic.twitter.com/dO83u456iX — Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) June 17, 2016
The anger of Ayesha, who’s a budding chef, may be due to the fouling out of her husband Steph, who was also hit with a technical foul for complaining after his sixth foul and was ejected from the game.
Curry scored 30 points in Game 6, but fouled out for the first time since 2013 and reached 5 fouls for the first time this entire season.
The last two fouls on Curry were questionable. His fifth foul, called for a reach-in on Kyrie Irving, looked like a clean strip. His final foul - a personal foul on LeBron James - looked like a play-on situation.
Curry, however, had gotten away with numerous reach-in fouls throughout the second half.
It seems like Ayesha had been upset even before the start of the game, as she also took to Twitter to complain about how the families of the Warriors players were kept inside a bus and wasn’t allowed to enter the stands.
10 mins til game time and the whole teams families are sitting here on a bus. They won't let us in yet. Interesting tactic though. Again. — Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) June 17, 2016
Ayesha’s “rigged” tweet on Twitter received different reactions, including one who believed her to be “corny” for sending out the statement and then deleting it.
SMH @ayeshacurry is corny for tweeting “ @NBA is rigged,” then deleting the tweet. The “casual” NBA fans are rioting on Twitter. #NBAFinals — L.M. Rodriguez (@YUNG_BOSS) June 17, 2016
Another believed that it was okay, considering Ayesha was defending her husband.
Ayesha Curry defends her husband & that annoys y'all? lol excuse me for finding that weird. — Papi Ru (@jeruberry) June 17, 2016
Game 7 of the NBA Finals is on Monday, June 20 (Manila time). – Rappler.com