Ayesha had a hot take after her husband was fouled out of Game 6. It happens. It's to be expected. I literally had hotter takes than that during that game alone. While I didn't agree with her, I let her live. I didn't feel the need to focus on it. And in fact, she deleted it and apologized for it so it was a new day, in my opinion.
Instead I focused on all of the frustration she'd endured throughout the night. The Cavs organization didn't allow the Warriors' families to enter the game until it had already started. Her father was racially profiled and detained. Her cousin wasn't allowed into a casino for lunch because he was wearing a Warriors jersey. You can understand why she was frustrated with the city of Cleveland. You can understand why she allowed herself, for one minute in her existence, to mouth off. To have a hot take.
Or you could be Stephen A. Smith. Who decided to mouth off about the one tweet that Ayesha regretted posting. I will not quote that man. But it amounts to the following: he says that while some people seem to find Ayesha beautiful (obvious shade here because he's implying that she isn't), no one can deny that Savannah James is stunning. And on top of that, Savannah doesn't speak out after games so she's the better wife in his opinion. Because Ayesha doesn't get enough "wives should be seen and not heard" sentiments in her daily Twitter life, she needed to get it from a man who has a national following. For some reason, even though he has garbage takes.
Oh! Because before this, men were telling women to be more like Ayesha Curry but they can't do that when they decide Ayesha is too independent for being outspoken, so they have to find someone else. This is no shade at Savannah. That woman never should have been dragged into this, and she has my utmost respect. As does Ayesha. Women are different from each other, they aren't clones. Women have different personalities. Women break when you push them too far, as the Cavs did Ayesha on Thursday.
You can address the tweet, that's not the issue. You can call it out and say that she's wrong, that's completely fair. As long as you're including context for why she was upset. As long as you are talking about the content of her words. But the issue is taking that as an opportunity to comment on her looks or whether her behavior is acceptable.
And that's the part I just don't get. If there were any story to be told about Ayesha's tweets from that game, it should have been about her father's experience. It should have been about the Warriors' families' experience being denied entrance to the game. This had literally nothing to do with Savannah James - why drag her into this?
Because the media loves to pit women against each other. Because they've done it to Ayesha three times this year alone. Against Ros. Against the longtime Warriors fan who is also a model, and now against Savannah. This is ridiculous and the men making these statements are not journalists and do not deserve a national audience. There are plenty of people in the world who could do that job without having sexist/bigoted takes on most things, and I believe they should be doing so.
In my opinion, Ayesha Curry deserves a medal for all of the things she doesn't say. For every tweet she responds to about how "Players' wives should be seen and not heard" there are probably 100+ more that she doesn't respond to. For every tweet she responds to that calls her the n-word, or says bad things about her children, or wishes harm upon her husband, there are probably hundreds more. And as far as I'm concerned, Ayesha Curry is a saint.