SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Ayesha Curry is getting harsh criticism from ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith on her tweets following Game 6 of the NBA Finals, but she is not biting her tongue on this one.
Smith said Ayesha “stepped out of line, stepped out of pocket” with her tweets following the eventful game on Thursday night.
To sum up the evening for the Curry family, Ayesha got into the game late, her father was reportedly almost arrested and not let into the game due to his similar profile of known scalper, and her husband, NBA MVP and Warriors star, Stephen Curry, got ejected for the first time in his career and during the Warriors’ come back in the fourth quarter of the game after questionable calls from the referees.
Ayesha reacted to each of these incidents with vocal tweets that gained a great amount of attention.
Smith not only called out “Angry Ayesha” but also compared her to Cavaliers’ star, LeBron James’ wife, Savannah; addressing if it was James’ wife speaking up instead of Curry’s wife.
Smith addressed the matter on national television and Ayesha responded on social media —
Smith stated on air as if he were speaking directly to Ayesha, “You are the wife of Steph Curry, what you do is a reflection of him, you have to be mindful that you can’t get caught up in your own individual emotions, the fact that she did that was wrong.”
Smith went on to address, “the other point I would like to make and I don’t particularly give a damn is if that was Savannah, LeBron’s wife, what would we be saying?”
“LeBron James is a great guy, an even greater ambassador of the game of basketball then Steph Curry”.
“As beautiful as everyone wants to say Ayesha Curry is, Savannah is something special, she doesn’t bring any attention to herself, she thinks about how she represents him and as a result she doesn’t do that.”
“LeBron James and his wife Savannah can make a legitimate argument that they are the first family of the NBA, but Steph curry and his family are the ones that get treated like that.”
“If this were Savannah acting like this do you know how much heat LeBron James would have taken? I’ll leave it at that.”
Ayesha tweeted to Smith:
Smith then went back on air, after Ayesha responded to his criticism on Twitter, to state he “meant no disrespect” in his comments.
Game 6 of the NBA Finals was a tough one for the Curry family and for the Golden State Warriors which prompted Ayesha to react on Twitter, standing for her family after multiple incidents.
Ayesha Curry got to her seat just before tip-off, tweeting out that the bus holding her and the whole Warriors family members was not letting them into the game.
Her father was then questioned and almost arrested when entering the game.
Then, following many questionable calls from the referees, Steph got ejected from the game.
“I’ve lost all respect sorry this is absolutely rigged for money… Or ratings in not sure which,” Ayesha Curry tweeted just before the final buzzer, a post she deleted after a few minutes and around 80,000 retweets. “I won’t be silent . Just saw it live sry.”
The Golden State Warriors lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 115-101. The Finals series is tied at 3-3.
Ayesha will see one more game on Sunday at home, the Golden State Warriors’ Oracle Arena will be holding Game 7 of the NBA Finals.