It’s not surprising that Ayesha Curry wants her hubby, Steph Curry, to lead the Golden State Warriors to another NBA title. However, as HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned, she wants Steph to win the NBA Finals MVP for a special reason – and it has to do with LeBron James.
After watching the Golden State Warriors blow out the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals, Ayesha Curry, 28, should be proud of Steph Curry, 29. Steph racked up 28 points in the 113-91 victory, but he was slightly overshadowed by Kevin Durant, 28, who scored 38 points. While Ayesha will be happy to see the Dubs win another NBA title, a source EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com that “Ayesha really wants Steph to win MVP of the series.”
Why? It seems Ayesha is sick and tired of how her husband gets no absolutely no respect from a few stars in the league. “LeBron and some of the NBA’s elite haven’t shown Steph much love in the past, especially when he won the MVP unanimously,” the source tells HollywoodLife.com. It’s true. During the 2015-16 season, Steph became the league’s first unanimous MVP and the 11th player in BA history to win the award in back-to-back seasons. Now, Steph’s not in the running to be the league MVP – as that’s coming down between Russell Westbrook, 28, James Harden, 27, and Kawhi Leonard, 25 — but Steph could win the Finals MVP if Golden State continues to dominate the Cavs.
Steph’s skyrocketing fame has reportedly rubbed many of his fellow players the wrong way. LeBron James 32, a friend who was also once a mentor to Steph, reportedly felt threatened by Steph’s talents, according to Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry. Suddenly, LeBron was no longer the guy in the NBA, and because of that, thing got weird between him and Steph. On top of that, Russell Westbrook allegedly “doesn’t like” Steph, thinking the Dubs star is overhyped. Ayesha, the source tells HollywoodLife.com, thinks that if Steph is crowned the MVP, it’ll finally prove the hype is real.
“She also hates it that Steph was trolled when Kevin [Durant] came to the team,” the source adds. KD left the Oklahoma City Thunder for Golden State, after the Warriors eliminated OKC in the 2016 Playoffs, and the move caused a huge backlash among fans. It seems that after a year of trash talk, Ayesha is over it – officially. ”She wants him to shut up all his haters and show them again how great a player he is!”
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you want to see Steph win the MVP award? Do you think the Warriors will win the championship?