Stephen Curry’s wife deletes ‘rigged for money’ tweet, claims police racially profiled and tried to arrest her father
Stephen Curry’s wife deleted her tweet accusing the NBA of rigging the NBA Finals.
Then, Ayesha Curry explained her frustration:
tweeted in the heat of the moment because the call was uncalled for.— Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) June 17, 2016
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:— Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) June 17, 2016
I'm okay that we lost... I just can't take people coming at my family for absolutely no reason. Something I don't understand or stand for.— Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) June 17, 2016
“I was just kind of debriefed on what the security thought happened with some guy that poses with fake credentials and gets backstage at a lot of events, the NBA Finals and all that stuff,” Curry told The Undefeated as he departed from the arena. “They kind of profiled my father-in-law and thought he was him. They threatened to arrest him before they checked out his credentials. It’s kind of been an emotional and tough night all the way around.
“That was kind of a traumatic situation where her [Ayesha’s] dad almost got arrested. So it was kind of a tough situation to deal with in a hostile environment. All in all, it’s just a game. I hope that everybody is all right.”
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Is there enough resemblance where I could believe a police officer made an honest and reasonable mistake? Yes.
Might that police officer also have been racially profiling – or targeting family of a visiting player? Also yes.
I’d also like to hear more about the “tried to arrest him” part. That seems like quite the escalation for a situation where police had the wrong man. It’s also possible Ayesha’s perception of events doesn’t match the police’s honest perception.
It’s always interesting the number of people who rush to side with one party or another in these situations. We’re missing a lot of information. I’m sure not making any judgments based on what I know.