Ayesha Curry Has Been Quiet During NBA Finals, Doesn't Want A Repeat Of 'Rigged' Tweet Backlash

Ayesha Curry has always been extremely supportive of her husband, Warriors player Stephen Curry. Sometimes her support has come at her own detriment, however. The most glaring example occurred when Ayesha claimed that the NBA rigged the 2016 finals after Stephen was ejected from Game 6.

In a Tweet that has since been deleted, Ayesha wrote, "I've lost all respect sorry. This was absolutely rigged for money...Or ratings in not sure which. I won't be silent. Just saw it live. sry."

Social media did not appreciate Ayesha's assertion that the finals had been rigged. Of course, they wasted no time in letting her know. Shortly after the incident, Ayesha apologized for her tweets, which she said were posted "in the heat of the moment."

"tweeted in the heat of the moment because the call was uncalled for."
According to Ayesha, in addition to letting her emotions get the best of her, her father had also been racially profiled that same day.

"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," she said, via Twitter.

She added, "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."

Unless you live under a rock, then you know that Stephen's team has, once again, made it to the NBA finals. Game 4 of the NBA finals occurred on June 9. Though the Warriors are in the lead, the Cavalier's victory forced the finals into Game 5.

I can't even think of a caption. Just thankful and happy.???????? what an amazingly blessed day! #bottlerocknapa ✌????out

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If you keep up Ayesha Curry on social media, then you may have noticed that she hasn't been nearly as active as she was this time last year. Sources that spoke to Hollywood Life claim that Ayesha simply doesn't want to relive the backlash she received last year.

"Ayesha has been incredibly quiet during the playoffs and the finals," the insider explained. "She took a lot of abuse when she went off on the refs and Cavs fans during the 2016 finals. This year she was determined to be chill and let Steph and the Warriors play do all the talking."

Ayesha, of course, has still been supporting her husband, says the insider--just not in public.

"She's been supporting Steph lovingly and quietly."
An insider close to Ayesha previously spoke to Hollywood Life and shared a similar sentiment.

"Ayesha is very proud of her husband," said the source. "His success in his NBA career and how much of a wonderful father he is and continues to become is something very special for her to witness. And as much as she would be happy at any point that the Warriors would win the NBA Championship, even in a sweep, she thinks it would be awesome if winning landed on Father's Day,"

"Having everything happen in one place, especially being home would be a real treat for her to be a part of, and she'd love Steph to have that moment with the entire family," the source added.

So, while Ayesha is just as supportive of Stephen as ever, she has just decided that posting her thoughts to social media just may not be worth it.

Ayesha Curry gives cooking demo at Goya Foods
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It's not just social media backlash that has prompted Ayesha's social media silence, however. Ayesha Curry, as the insider also noted, is a very busy woman. In addition to raising two kids, she's also a popular chef with a show on the Food Network, as well as an author.

"Not to mention she's got a lot on her own plate with her cooking show!" added the source. "She loves how the Warriors are taking care of business and feels no need to say a thing."

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