OAKLAND, California — The Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry joked Saturday that he might have to cut off the WiFi at his home after some of the drama that resulted from Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Curry’s wife, Ayesha, got in some hot water after tweeting about her husband being ejected from the game Thursday. Her first tweet, which was quickly deleted, read: “I’ve lost all respect sorry this is absolutely rigged for money or ratings…I won’t be silent.”
Minutes later, she accused police of racially profiling her father, ending her tweet with “it’s been a long night for me. I apologize.”
The NBA called that incident a case of mistaken identity.
During a pre-game press conference Saturday, Curry was asked about the tweets and how he’s managed the last 36 hours to focus on the upcoming game.
“There is nothing really that’s going to distract me from what’s happening on the court,” he said. “Yeah, I get asked about it, and what’s between me and Ayesha is — the conversations about what happened, that’s gonna be handled. But other than that, that doesn’t take any spotlight off of what my job is on the floor and what these next 48 minutes are going to be like in Game 7. So that’s kind of all I’m worried about. I might have to cut the Wi-Fi off at my house, though.”
He was also asked about the way he exited the game. Curry threw his mouth guard, hitting a spectator, after he fouled out of the game. He was fined for the incident.
“I was going to the bench either way, so I might as well have kept walking to the locker room,” he said. “That’s kind of how I view it, in a funny way. But the way we move on is win Game 7 and have a lot more fun post game. That’s really the best way to bounce back from an emotional loss.”