Canada’s reputation for being friendly and cordial is taking a major hit this week, and it seems the NBA Finals is to blame. The Toronto Raptors are one game away from winning it all for the first time in franchise history, but being this close to a ring is bringing out the worst in the country’s basketball fans.
After Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant re-injured his achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday (June 10), fans were heard cheering his misfortune and were subsequently dragged on social media for it. Now, though, classlessness has gone to a whole another level.
Sonya Curry, the mother of Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, encountered some angry Toronto Raptors fans outside of her hotel on Sunday night. Video shows Mrs. Curry walking from her vehicle to the hotel with fans booing at her and at least one yelling “F**k you!” Sonya then walks over to confront the men with some pretty impressive courage.
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#SonyaCurry – mother of #GoldenState Warriors champion #StephCurry – was recently on the receiving end of some negative remarks, as she encountered some angry Toronto Raptors fans outside of her hotel on Sunday night (6/9/19). Men can be heard repeatedly screaming at Sonya: “F*ck you!” See the full story on #theJasmineBRAND.com
The Golden State Warriors – the team on which Steph plays – ended up winning just 24 hours later, 106-105 over the Raptors to force Game 6. The two teams will clash on Thursday as Toronto remains ahead in the series 3-2. Hopefully fans on both sides will keep it classy for the rest of the series.
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