Ayesha Curry, Steph’s outspoken, chipmunk-cheeked wife, was pretty pissed off after her husband’s team lost to Cleveland last night. And she rushed to Twitter to air her grievances.
“I’ve lost all respect,” Ayesha tweeted after her hubby, the current league MVP, was whistled for his sixth foul and then ejected for arguing the call (and throwing his mouthpiece and hitting a fan). “Sorry this is absolutely rigged for money. Or ratings, I’m not sure which. I won’t be silent. Just saw it live. Sry.”
The tweet was later deleted, but not before it was retweeted by more than 28,000 people.
In your attempts to make things better, to protect the guy who is in many cases supporting you financially, you’re only making things worse.
Ayesha is quickly rising to the top of the Family Members of Pro Athletes Making Things Worse By Speaking Up list. That list includes, among hundreds of others, Derrick Rose’s brother, Chris Bosh’s wife, R3III’s father, Connor Cook’s father and Tom Brady’s wife Gisele. They all went public with their opinions about bad stuff happening to their pro athlete loved one, and they all ended up causing more headaches for said pro athlete.
So here’s a friendly suggestion to all of you family members who are considering coming to the defense of your high-profile man: Shut up. Resist the urge to comment. Get off Twitter. Get off Facebook. Don’t do that interview with Jay Glazer or Bob Costas or whomever. Don’t call in to the local radio station to make a couple quick points. In your attempts to make things better, to protect the guy who is in many cases supporting you financially, you’re only making things worse. Ayesha isn’t doing Steph any favors by running to Twitter. Quite the opposite. She’s embarrassing him. And causing him stress and wasting his time. Now Steph will probably have to answer questions from the media about his wife, as opposed to focusing on stopping LeBron and Kyrie in Game 7.
If you’ve got opinions you’d like to express, Ayesha and others like you, you can always share them with your therapist.
You know, the one your pro athlete family member pays for.