Stephen Curry fouled out of Game 6 of the NBA Finals, and he was so upset about the sixth foul, he threw his mouth guard into the crowd and had to be restrained from the referee.
That was nothing compared to the reaction of his wife.
Ayesha Curry (a screen shot because it was deleted):
She followed it up with interesting tweets, starting with why she took it down.
About the calls.
No, not every call on Curry was abundantly correct. His fifth foul – on an apparent steal against Kyrie – looked particularly clean on the swipe. But Curry got away with plenty of contact before going for the steal.
Curry has looked bad defensively throughout this series, far worse than the average-or-so standard he set on that end during the regular season. The Cavaliers are targeting him as a result, and that means more opportunities to foul.
And Curry is fouling. He was way too handsy throughout the game, especially after he got into early foul trouble.
Are the NBA and its business partners happy about this series reaching a Game 7? Probably. It’s another chance to rake in revenue.
But there’s nothing about Curry’s fouls tonight that suggests the league manipulated the game.
He committed fouls and got called for them. Unlike Stephen and Ayesha, I’m far enough from the emotions of the situations to say that.