Thoughts on the Ayesha Curry Fiasco
Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry answers questions from reporters Monday, June 20, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of basketball’s NBA Finals on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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This statement by Ayesha Curry, Stephen Curry’s wife, may have been the worst thing to happen to Stephen Curry in his career thus far. With him being the reigning MVP for the second consecutive year, that means (unfairly or not) that his family represents him—especially when posting bold and controversial statements that compromise the NBA’s integrity.
She may or she may not be right; no one but the NBA and its players know the truth. Either way, I think her statements were out of line, given the situation and her husband’s role in the NBA.
Yes, in my opinion the fouls called on Curry were bogus, and his sixth foul may have been the worst one. It is not like they had a great chance to come back and win the game at that point, but that call made it all but impossible for Golden State to win.
That just isn’t a call you make in the last five minutes of a pivotal Game 6—you just don’t. That wouldn’t have even been a foul in high school basketball.
That being said, Ayesha needs to let her husband, head coach Steve Kerr and the rest of the Golden State team handle that situation. Every man would love to have a wife that’s ride or die like she is, but there’s a time to speak and a time to just sit, support and comfort your husband, especially after a huge loss and his first ejection in his six-year NBA career.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless took the topic and elaborated on it even more.
I didn’t think much about the last part of what Stephen A. said, but he has a point. Lebron James, a player that’s been in the league for 13 years now, hasn’t gotten in any trouble throughout his career and neither has his wife, yet he’s still the most criticized player in the league. Curry’s wife receives all the attention and accolades, while Lebron’s wife sits in the stands and simply cheers for her husband.
Although I am all about supporting your better half, there’s a line. In this case, when you are the wife of a superstar, there are just things you shouldn’t say, because unfortunately, in her position, everything said will be elevated, whether it’s a good or bad comment. In this case, Ayesha may have hurt Steph and possibly distracted him in such a critical moment.