OAKLAND – Stephen Curry’s last two days have been a whirlwind of unwelcome activity. The Warriors on Thursday lost Game 6 in Cleveland. He was ejected. His father-in-law was detained by arena security.
All of which resulted in his wife, Ayesha, shifting her Twitter activity into overdrive.
This has not blurred Curry’s focus, he said Saturday, and it clearly has not diminished his ability to find humor.
“There’s nothing really that’s going to distract me from what’s happening on the court,” he said. “Yeah, I get asked about. And what’s between me and Ayesha is . . . the conversations about what happened, that’s going to 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.”
That last comment, made in obvious jest, was a response to Ayesha Curry’s tweets that were trending before, during and after Game 6 on Thursday.
She tweeted about the bus carrying Warriors family members being delayed, at the entrance of the arena, causing a late arrival to the game. She tweeted about shabby officiating, saying that the NBA Finals is “rigged,” a tweet later deleted. She also tweeted that her father was stopped as a result of being “racial profiled” by arena security.
All part of the lifestyle he has, according to Stephen Curry.
“The stuff that I hear is probably 10 times worse than the stuff that I don’t hear,” he said. “You’ve got to love that scrutiny and the praise, positive or negative, because of the stage that we’re on.
“If we’re in The Finals every year and playing for a championship and that’s what you have to deal with, I’m cool with it.”