Stephen Curry Fires Back At Ja Maront Over ‘Dirty’ Claims

Stephen Curry Fires Back At Ja Maront Over ‘Dirty’ Claims

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 142-112 on Saturday night to take a commanding 2-1 series lead in their best-of-seven playoff showdown.

Unfortunately, the victory did not come without controversy.

With just under seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and the outing largely out of reach for Memphis, Grizzlies star Ja Morant got injured when Warriors guard Jordan Poole seemed to grab his knee:

Morant would go on to leave the game.

Afterward, clearly still livid about what transpired, the 22-year-old took to social media to express his disgust:

Stephen Curry Fires Back At Ja Maront Over ‘Dirty’ Claims 1

The reference there is to the Warriors accusing Dillon Brooks of breaking an unspoken code over his flagrant foul against Gary Payton II in Game 2. He would go on to be suspended Game 3.

Morant seems to have felt the two sequences were similar enough to warrant comparison.

Morant would delete the tweet almost immediately after posting it.

After Game 3, Stephen Curry came to Poole’s defense.

“There’s nothing malicious about what Jordan did, there’s no comparison to what Dillon did or Draymond, like nothing in that vein,” he said. “So it’s not a joke that Ja’s hurt but all the rest of it is just total BS in terms of the conversation right now.”

Klay Thompson agreed.

“I’ve had a bad knee injury [before],” said Thompson, according to Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic. “Jordan had no malicious intent. He’s not out here clubbing people in the back of the head on fast breaks. We play the game the right way.”

Obviously Morant has been the breakout star of the playoffs so far. Between his epic callout of Curry and him effortlessly stealing Drake’s girl, he has been on an incredible run.

That said, Poole has had a fantastic playoffs as well. He even got himself a new girlfriend along the way. It would be a shame if this clearly accidental play ultimately marred what he has accomplished.

Whether Poole’s actions rise to the egregiousness of Brooks’ are a matter of personal opinion. Some will say yes, others will disagree.

But what matters is what the NBA thinks. And an answer should come out on that within the next 24 hours.

Related: Marty Mush, Ria From Barstool Now Dating? (Photos)

Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.
Back to top button