Fans screaming, taunting, and insulting opposing players is nothing new in the NBA, especially when you get to the NBA Finals stage. But when you decide to involve family members, that's when things get serious. Unfortunately for Celtics fans, they had to learn that the hard way.
Don't wake up Stephen Curry!
One of the main storylines of the NBA Finals so far has been the intensity of the Celtics fans and how it has affected the Warriors players and staff. Boston fans are old-school, hardcore, and honest, as the return of their team to the Finals after 12 years with the chance to overtake the Lakers in total franchise championships has brought the emotion out of the whole city.
From heckling and insulting Warriors players during the games, flipping off their staff members in the streets to dissing everyone involved in any way with Golden State on various signs and sights in the city of Boston has become a regular occurrence. But one sign in front of a restaurant caught the eye of many and made rounds on social media.
Steph Curry's wife, Ayesha, who has a cooking show, got roasted by fans as a sign appeared in front of a restaurant saying: "Ayesha Curry can't cook."
At least there were no curse words or dirty phrases linked with Curry's wife, but it was enough to rile up Steph before a crucial Game 4. Curry would absolutely dominate, scoring 43 points (14-26FG, 7-14 FG), 10 rebounds, and 4 assists in a huge win that tied up the series at 2-2.
Curry has finally managed to look like himself in a Finals series, averaging 34.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg, and 3.8 apg so far, looking like the clear-cut Finals MVP if the Dubs manage to win it.
Now they have Game 5 in front of their own crowd, and another performance like this from Steph could bring them one step closer to the finish line. Maybe another taunting sign regarding his wife could do the trick, but I think Boston fams have learned their lesson.