Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry's wife is making headlines for her posts on social media following the team's NBA Finals Game 6 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers late Thursday.
After Stephen Curry picked up his sixth foul, which disqualified him from the remainder of the game, he threw his mouthpiece into the crowd.
His wife, Ayesha Curry, who was in the stands at Quicken Loans Arena, tweeted out "I've lost all respect. Sorry this is absolutely rigged for money...or ratings (I'm) not sure which. I won't be silent. Just saw it live sry."
The tweet, which was deleted within minutes, sparked controversy and backlash. But some Warriors fans agreed with Ayesha Curry's message.
"I liked the comment," Warriors fan Glen Gruner said. "I think that's the way our gaming is going."
Ayesha Curry later tweeted: "Police racial profiled my father and told him to remove credentials and tried to arrest him. It's been a long night for me. I apologize."
Dr. Mark Nagel, a sports management professor at St. Mary's College, said the online activity puts the NBA in a precarious position.
"I think what's new is that instead of the wife in the stands saying something, the wife can actually speak to millions of people through Twitter," Nagel said. "Because they really can't say anything to someone who is not an employee of the NBA, even though what she says can impact the Warriors and the rest of the NBA."
Stephen Curry was fined $25,000 for his outburst about the officiating, as was Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr.
Meanwhile, with the team returning home for Sunday's deciding Game 7 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Warriors fans believe what happened on the court and online Thursday night will not matter.
"I have faith in Steph Curry," Warriors fan Alex Sanchez said. "We are going to come back and win. That's no problem."