Why spend $5,000 at an auction for Stephen Curry’s used mouthguard when you can get it thrown at you at a Cavaliers game for free?
During Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, Curry earned the first ejection of his career when he lost his cool after picking up his sixth foul in the fourth quarter. Rather than making his way to the bench with his emotions in check, Curry got into a shouting match with the referee and launched his mouthguard at a fan sitting court side with the same sort of pinpoint accuracy that has turned him into the greatest shooter of all-time.
It won’t likely get him suspended for Game 7, but Curry should expect a sizable fine from the league office over the next few days.
Helping Curry’s case in the matter was that he quickly apologized to the fan involved — Andrew Forbes, the son of Cavaliers minority owner, Nate Forbes. Following Game 6, Forbes caught up with ESPN and said Curry was “good about it” despite, you know, pelting him in the face with a soaking wet mouthguard.
“It’s all good,” Forbes said. “It just hit me and I was like, ‘Who? What?’ I was just cheering, being a fan. I don’t even know where he was throwing it. It just hit me in the face. He was good about it.”
Believe it or not, that wasn’t even the craziest thing that happened in Cleveland on Thursday. Curry’s father-in-law was nearly arrested at Quicken Loans Arena when he was mistaken for a renowned fake credential con artist, according to ESPN. Curry’s wife, Ayesha, also said the franchise wouldn’t let Golden State’s family bus into the arena until the game started. Then, after the Warriors lost their second consecutive game to the Cavaliers, Ayesha tweeted that the NBA is “absolutely rigged for money,” which got just about everyone on Twitter talking.
And if all that wasn’t crazy enough, there’s a Dairy Queen in Ohio talking trash about how Curry is softer than their ice cream. So don’t let anyone ever tell you that the NBA Finals is boring.