The Golden State Warriors put on an absolute clinic on Sunday, beating the Houston Rockets by 41 points to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals. It was a veritable blowout, and it was punctuated by a highly memorable moment, when Stephen Curry - in the midst of the hottest of hot streaks - made a layup, then used a few choice words to let the fans know that Oracle Arena is his house.
It was the defining moment of the game, and if the Warriors go on to win the title this year, it will surely be seen as one of the iconic moments of this season, and perhaps even this dynasty. That clip is getting played over and over again for many years to come if Golden State takes home the trophy this year.
But the language didn’t slip by everyone. Sonya Curry, Steph’s mother, noticed the F-Bomb come from her son’s lips, and had some words of her own. After the game, Steph told ESPN that, “She already sent me two home videos, showing me the clip and playing it back. She was telling me how I need to wash my mouth out, saying to wash it out with soap. It’s a message I’ve heard before.”
This is also the mother who fines Steph when he has excessive turnovers, so clearly they have a pretty awesome and hilarious relationship that spills onto the basketball court. And it was a case of mama knows best, as Steph concurred with Sonya, saying that, “She’s right. I gotta do better. I can’t talk like that.”
The Curry family may not be on board with Steph’s vernacular, but someone else is: Kevin Durant. Durant was hilariously succinct when asked if he like’s it when Curry drops an F-Bomb, saying, “F*** yeah.”
KD's happy Steph dropped an F-bomb pic.twitter.com/pOrPKo2n0q— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) May 21, 2018
Durant then admitted that, “That word is just an important word when you’re playing basketball.”
Well there you have it.