Ayesha Curry tweeted to the world that she thought the NBA was rigged last night and people went off on her. She later apologized for being caught in the heat of the moment and proceeded to explain it was an emotional night because her father was “racially profiled” by police and almost denied entry into the game. It’s not that anyone thought she was lying about that, it just sounded like a poor excuse to justify her tweets but the incident did actually happen. It doesn’t seem so much like racial profiling as much as it does a case of mistaken identity.


NBA security was on alert during Game 6 of the NBA Finals to find David Aminzadeh, who previously has sneaked in to countless major sporting events, an NBA official told The Undefeated. Quicken Loans Arena security checked the credentials of the father of Curry’s wife, Ayesha, because they thought he looked like Aminzadeh, before determining they were mistaken, an NBA official said.

Steph was told about what had happened after the game. Security never did find Aminzadeh. The con artist previously had been arrested at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game dunk contest in Brooklyn, New York, according to the official.

“I was just kind of debriefed on what the security thought happened with some guy that poses with fake credentials and gets backstage at a lot of events, the NBA Finals and all that stuff,” Curry told The Undefeated as he departed from the arena. “They kind of profiled my father-in-law and thought he was him. They threatened to arrest him before they checked out his credentials. It’s kind of been an emotional and tough night all the way around.

“That was kind of a traumatic situation where her [Ayesha’s] dad almost got arrested. So it was kind of a tough situation to deal with in a hostile environment. All in all, it’s just a game. I hope that everybody is all right.”

Mistaken identity is alot different than being racially profiled and Ayesha really should’ve though twice before saying that. This con-man is apparently well known around the league and just happened to resemble her father, who of course, security in Cleveland would not be all too familiar with.