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Stephen A. Smith Thinks Ayesha Curry Should Act More Like LeBron's Wife, And Be Quiet
Ayesha Curry has made herself a divisive public figure, and now the wife of Warriors star Stephen Curry has to deal with all the stupidity that comes with that.
Following Golden State’s 115-101 Game 6 loss to LeBron James and the Cavaliers on Thursday night — a game in which her husband fouled out, was ejected and tossed his mouthpiece into the stands — Ayesha tweeted that the NBA is “rigged for money . . . or ratings.”
Though she deleted the tweet, it brought a ton of backlash — and of course that included ESPN bloviator Stephen A. Smith, who chimed in with his always tone-deaf opinion.
“If that was LeBron’s wife, Savannah; if that were Gloria, LeBron’s mother, what would we be saying?” Smith said Friday on “First Take.”
“If this were Savannah acting like this, do you know how much heat LeBron James may have taken? I just want people to think about that.”
Included in Smith’s bizarre diatribe was also a comparison of looks between Mrs. James and Mrs. Curry.
“I got news for you: As beautiful as everybody wants to say Ayesha Curry is — and she is — Savannah is something special,” Smith said. “Ain’t a man alive — especially a black man — that is going to look at LeBron James’ wife and not say that that woman ain’t gorgeous.”
Ayesha Curry has been vocal on Twitter during these playoffs, saying her father was racially profiled and was almost not let into Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena before Game 6, as well as piling on James for being overly sensitive after an altercation with Draymond Green in Game 4. So, of course, she used Twitter again to address Smith’s silly comparison.Source: http://nypost.com/2016/06/17/ayesha-curry-dont-compare-to-me-lebrons-wife/
@stephenasmith why are you putting two women against each other like that? You're the one that's out of pocket.— Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) June 17, 2016
Given the flexibility afforded to live television — and a story that obviously has picked up viral steam — Smith responded on air, in real time.
“Ayesha Curry is a wonderful, wonderful woman. I would never, ever, disrespect the wife of a player. Period,” Smith said. “What I am trying to explain to you, Mrs. Ayesha Curry, is that it’s not me, it’s you. Because what happens is that when you’re out there, tweeting and saying the things you’re saying, you are putting your husband in a precarious position. And I’m saying, if that were LeBron James and his wife, it would have been treated differently by the media and the masses.
“So it’s not pitting you and Savannah against one another, it’s allowing you to know that others would not hesitate to do it. Which is why it’s something you should watch out for.”
Got it, Ayesha?
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