Stephen Curry blasts Raptors fans who taunted his family
Stephen Curry is not pleased with how his family has been targeted by some Toronto Raptors fans during the NBA Finals, and the Golden State Warriors superstar blasted those who have heckled his loved ones.
Video recently surfaced in which the Warriors star’s parents, Dell and Sonya Curry, were shown being harassed and profanely taunted outside their Toronto hotel. Also, a Raptors fan was recently arrested after making vulgar comments about Ayesha Curry, the Warriors guard’s wife, in a live television interview.
When asked about such incidents, specifically the one involving his parents, Curry did not hold back in his criticism.
“It’s kinda stupid to be honest, in terms of people camping outside of our hotel just to yell expletives at us & our family.”— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) June 12, 2019
Steph on the video that surfaced of fans heckling his mom. pic.twitter.com/uORwXQs8DW
“I think in terms of being in the Finals five years in a row and being on this stage, it’s hard to avoid those interactions with fans that want to kind of impose their—or make their imprint on the series somehow, in some way, especially with social media these days.
“I think it’s kind of stupid, to be honest, in terms of people camping outside our hotel just to yell expletives at either us or our family members or whatever the case is.
“But we handle all that stuff with class and try to ignore it the best we can. And if they get something out of it, so be it. But it doesn’t affect us at all in terms of what we’re trying to do and how we carry ourselves as a team as players and as people that represent us and our families as well.”
High-stakes showdowns like the NBA Finals can occasionally bring out the worst in some sports fans, but profanely heckling a player’s family without question crosses the line. Curry has every right to call out such behavior, though it’s important to highlight the crude conduct of the most boorish backers is not representative of an entire fan base.