Steph Curry's father-in-law mistaken for con man
Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry and his wife, Ayesha had more than one reason to be fuming at game 6 of the NBA Finals last night.
The Warriors lost to Cleveland Cavaliers, and perhaps adding insult to injury, Steph Curry’s father-in-law was almost arrested by security personnel who mistook him for a con man.
According to sports media, ESPN, NBA security officials were on the look out for David Aminzadeh, a well known con man, who previously sneaked into countless major sporting events using fake credentials.
NBA officials claimed Ayesha’s father had a striking resemblance to the con man, so he was approached and asked for his credentials.
However, Ayesha took to Twitter to relay a more aggressive version of what transpired.
“Police racial profiled my father and told him to remove credentials and tried to arrest him. It's been a long night for me. I apologise,” she tweeted.
Steph Curry also accused NBA officials of racially profiling his father in law.
"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.”
He added, “All in all, it's just a game. I hope that everybody is all right."
The con man, Aminzadeh, was never found by NBA or Quicken Loans security during Game 6, an NBA official said.