Steph Curry usually keeps his cool on the court. But he eventually snapped during the fourth quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
After picking up his sixth foul, the Golden State Warriors star player got frustrated and threw his mouth-guard into the stands and went toward the officials to argue over the call.
The flying object caught a fan unaware.
Although Curry apologized to the fan, the referees immediately threw him out, making it the first ever ejection in the two-time MVP’s career.
But it wasn’t just Curry who was upset over his fouls. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr also protested against the officials and said the player’s actions were justified.
"He had every right to be upset. He's the MVP of the league. He gets six fouls called on him; three of them were absolutely ridiculous," Kerr said. "He steals the ball from Kyrie [Irving] clean at one point. LeBron [James] flops on the last one. [Referee] Jason Phillips falls for that for a flop. As the MVP of the league, we're talking about these touch fouls in the NBA Finals.”
Curry’s wife Ayesha also expressed her outrage over the incident in a now-deleted tweet that read: "I've lost all respect sorry this is absolutely rigged for money... Or ratings in not sure which. I won't be silent . Just saw it live sry."
She later removed the tweet and apologized:
tweeted in the heat of the moment because the call was uncalled for.— Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) June 17, 2016
Meanwhile, as per usual, the internet decided to have some fun with Curry’s accidental mouthguard dunk:
If Steph Curry hit me with his mouthpiece this would be me the next day pic.twitter.com/lYSgdE7cay— vern (@DopeChubbyChick) June 17, 2016
LOL already a few Steph Curry mouthguard accounts. pic.twitter.com/bwlGA8SS7e— DJ HEER (@DJHeerMusic) June 17, 2016