Ayesha Curry, the wife of reigning unanimous MVP and Golden State Warriors star player Stephen Curry, admitted that her rant about the NBA during the finals was made during the heat of the moment. She said that she was only reacting as a fan and never intended to offend the league or the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Ayesha's rant on Twitter last month almost became the center of attention during the 2016 NBA Finals series because of the allegations she made against the professional basketball league. On June 16, after watching the Warriors blow their 3-1 lead in Game 6 against LeBron James and the Cavs, Curry's wife tweeted that she had lost respect for the NBA because the finals series has been rigged, according to NY Daily News.
Apparently, she insinuated that the NBA fixed the series in order to extend the finals and get more ratings. Immediately after posting the tweet, Ayesha deleted it and apologized for her statement.
Recently, during an interview with People, Ayesha opened up about the incident and explained her side of the story.
"I was just a fan in that moment so I didn't think about the ramifications," she told the magazine. "I regret the way that I voiced how hurt I was. I felt hurt for [Steph], and I didn't mean to offend anybody. Obviously, what I wrote is not what I think about what he does for a living."
Of course, despite making the serious allegations, Ayesha did not deserve to get trolled by other Twitter users for her tweet. After all, if it was another user who posted that statement, or someone who's not connected to the league or an NBA player, it would not have been a big deal.
However, since she is the spouse of one of the league's hottest superstars right now, she was immediately targeted by mostly fans of the opposing team.
Fortunately though, her husband was there to support her during the tough situation.
"I know her intentions," Curry told People. "I know where she was coming from. You're not going to win any battles on Twitter, so I tell her, 'Keep being you. Keep doing what you're doing. Don't worry about what people are going to say. No matter who you are, they are going to try to find something to try to get under your skin and make you be somebody you're not."