Son of Cleveland Cavs Owner On Getting Hit by Steph Curry's Mouthpiece: 'He Was Actually Very Polite'
Speaking with renowned businessman Gary Vaynerchuck on Snapchat, Andrew Forbes said of the incident: "His mouthpiece hit me in the face. He was actually very polite, came over, apologized but we picked up a big Cavs win tonight."
So where u hit ??? pic.twitter.com/4EO7JVQNY5— Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) June 17, 2016
The Golden State Warriors star flung his mouthpiece in frustration, hitting the young man, after racking up enough fouls to be ejected from the game.
Forbes told ESPN following the Cavs win over Curry and the Warriors, the reigning NBA champs. "It's all good. 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."
In a post-game press conference, two-time NBA MVP said: “I have thrown my mouthpiece before but I usually aim for the scorer’s table. My aim was off. I definitely didn't mean to hit a fan."
Getting ejected from the game was not the only drama for Curry.
Following the game, his wife Ayesha posted a tweet claiming the contest was rigged.
“I've lost all respect. Sorry. This is absolutely rigged for money or ratings I’m not sure which. I won't be silent. Just saw it live. Sorry,” she said.
The tweet was quickly deleted.
She also apologized for her actions again.
tweeted in the heat of the moment because the call was uncalled for.— Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) June 17, 2016
She said she was upset because her father had been questioned by police about his NBA credentials before the game.
Police racial profiled my father and told him to remove credentials and tried to arrest him. It's been a long night for me. I apologize:— Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) June 17, 2016
I'm okay that we lost... I just can't take people coming at my family for absolutely no reason. Something I don't understand or stand for.— Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) June 17, 2016
Apparently Ayesha's father was mistaken for David Aminzadeh, who has been reportedly accused by the NBA of using unauthorized credentials at major sporting events. Aminzadeh denies using unauthorized credentials.
Curry spoke to The Undefeated reporter Marc J. Spears about the alleged incident involving his father-in-law.
“I was just kind of debriefed on what the security thought happened with some guy that poses with fake credentials and gets backstage at a lot of events, the NBA Finals and all that stuff,” Curry said. “They kind of profiled my father-in-law and thought he was him. They threatened to arrest him before they checked out his credentials. It’s kind of been an emotional and tough night all around. "
The Warriors point guard added: “That was kind of a traumatic situation where [Ayesha's] dad almost got arrested. So it was kind of a tough situation to deal with in a hostile environment. All in all, it's just a game. I hope that everybody is all right."
Ayesha Curry’s long night started before the game even began.
When Beyonce and husband, Jay Z, entered Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ayesha and other wives and family members of the Warriors were allegedly told they could not leave the bus until the power couple could take their seats.
The wife of the basketball star vented her frustration.
10 mins til game time and the whole teams families are sitting here on a bus. They won't let us in yet. Interesting tactic though. Again.— Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) June 17, 2016
Still waiting. At least 100 of us. 🙄🤔— Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) June 17, 2016
Views from the bus... pic.twitter.com/lHz3u4gAQA— Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) June 17, 2016
Pulling in ... It's 9pm... Anywho... #LetsGoWarriors !!!!!!!— Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) June 17, 2016