A frustrated Steph Curry was ejected for the first time in his career after his Golden State Warriors lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers, forcing a Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
While taking a drubbing from the Cavs late in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's pivotal Game 6, the league's back-to-back MVP winner lost his cool after drawing a questionable sixth foul and hurled his mouthpiece in a fit of rage, hitting a cheering Cavs fan on the sidelines.
Watch the slow-mo video here:
Curry's wife Ayesha wasn't too happy about the foul call either. In a since-deleted tweet, she said this:
Ayesha later said she reacted "in the heat of the moment".
Meanwhile, her husband apologized to the fan, and said the mouthpiece toss that led to the first Finals ejection in 20 years was an accident.
Responding to his wife’s Twitter comments, Curry said it had been “an emotional and tough night all the way around.”
“When it comes to Twitter and all that, everybody says stuff where you get caught in the moment,” Curry told The Undefeated. “After a while, you kind of stand and calm down. Things might not be as you thought. ... I don’t fault her from showing some emotion on Twitter.”
We can't wait to see what kind of drama unfolds when the Warriors host the Cavs for Game 7 on Sunday.