After Game 5, Stephen Curry walked into his post-game press conference wearing a gray t-shirt that read “Ayesha Curry CAN cook”.
His shirt was in response to a sign outside a bar near Fenway Park in Boston that read in chalk, “Ayesha Curry can’t cook.”
It was a dig at Ayesha Curry, Stephen’s wife of more than 10 years, who has made cooking a central part of her public persona. She’s written a cookbook, starred in a Food Network show, and opened restaurants.
And it was just one example of the back-and-forth between Celtics fans and Golden State players in that series. During his 43-point blast in Game 4, Curry yelled at fans in the stands. During Games 3 and 4, the TD Garden crowd in Boston chanted profanities to Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, leading Thompson to sarcastically refer to them as “really classy.”
At this point in his career, Curry enjoys sparring.
“I’m the little king, so I know everything about everything,” he said on Wednesday. “I use it as entertainment and just have fun with it.”
He understands it comes down to how much a championship can mean to a city.
“Maybe back then, first year, first two years, maybe things will catch you off guard just because it’s so new,” Curry said. “You wonder how these narratives come about, all the distractions pop up here and there. I think the more you immerse yourself in these environments, the more you use them as entertainment, fun, embrace them.
“Honestly, knowing you’re on this stage and playing for something that a lot of people really care about, you wouldn’t want it any other way.”
The Game On bar near Fenway Park also noted Curry’s reaction to her sign.
A photo was posted on Instagram on Wednesday of a group wearing green Celtics T-shirts that read ‘Ayesha Curry Can’t Cook’ and standing next to a new sign. He said, “Steph says his wife can cook is like your mother telling you you’re BEAUTIFUL.”