Ayesha Curry is accusing the NBA of game-fixing, claiming that the league wanted the Cleveland Cavaliers to win in Game 6 for the “money and ratings” in a tweet during the 2016 NBA Finals game on Thursday.
The wife of Stephen Curry made the declaration with a post on Twitter but immediately deleted the tweet, saying it was in the heat of the moment because “a call” against the Warriors late in the game “was uncalled for.”
LeBron James and the Cavs beat Stephen Curry and the Warriors, 115-101 in Game 6 and forced a Game 7 in the NBA Finals, which is set on Sunday.
Before Ayesha Curry could take down her “NBA is rigged” tweet, some people and sites were able to grab a screenshot of her accusations:
— NY Daily News Sports (@NYDNSports) June 17, 2016
— ABC News (@ABC) June 17, 2016
Here's what Ayesha Curry posted at the end of the game…then deleted, but only after tens of thousands of retweets: pic.twitter.com/dO83u456iX
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) June 17, 2016
With the tweet, reactions were varied from NBA fans and followers accusing Ayesha Curry of being a sore loser with the Warriors now suffering back-to-back losses and in danger of becoming the first team to lose the NBA Finals after gaining a 3-1 series lead.
This is not the first time anyone accused the NBA of rigging its games. Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy also said the same thing when the Cavaliers beat the Warriors in Game 5, saying the league just wanted to extend the series.
Ayesha Curry is expectedly frustrated because of a sixth foul on Curry late in the game when the Warriors were trying to come back from the earlier quarter losses. Curry was also called for a technical foul and was thrown out of the game.
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