OAKLAND, Calif. — Steph Curry did not look surprised Wednesday when asked about the latest incident of unruly fan behavior directed at his family.
Video posted online shows Curry’s parents, Dell and Sonya, being heckled and cursed outside the Golden State Warriors’ team hotel in Toronto on Monday, the day of Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
This comes four days after a Raptors fan was arrested for making vulgar comments about Curry’s wife, Ayesha, during a TV interview in Canada.
“I think in terms of being in the Finals five years in a row and being on this stage, it’s hard to avoid those interactions with fans that want to kind of impose their — or make their imprint on the series somehow, in some way, especially with social media these days,’’ Curry said Wednesday.
“I think it's kind of stupid, to be honest, in terms of people camping outside our hotel just to yell expletives at either us or our family members or whatever the case is.
“But we handle all that stuff with class and try to ignore it the best we can. And if they get something out of it, so be it. But it doesn't affect us at all in terms of what we're trying to do and how we carry ourselves as a team as players and as people that represent us and our families as well.’’
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The disrespect toward the Currys is especially surprising in Toronto. Dell Curry played there during his NBA career and was feted before Game 1.
Raptors fans also drew the ire of Golden State players such as Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins when they cheered after Kevin Durant went down with his Achilles injury during Game 5.
Curry was quick to credit Raptors players Danny Green and Kyle Lowry with getting the crowd to calm down and ran after Durant as he was helped to the locker room as the fans shouted "KD! KD!".
"Very confused around that reaction," Curry said. "It's not my experience with the people of this city … I just hope that ugliness doesn't show itself again as we go forward in this series."
Curry should find himself in more comfortable environs Thursday for Game 6 at Oracle Arena (9 p.m. ET, ABC).
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