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Shaunie O’Neal to Ayesha Curry: Be ‘smarter’ [watch]

On Thursday, July 14, “The Preachers” welcomed “Basketball Wives LA” star, executive producer and co-creator Shaunie O’Neal, and cast mates Jackie Christie and Malaysia Pargo. The NBA wives-turned-reality stars gave their two cents on that now infamous tweet from Ayesha Curry, wife of Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry, following an upsetting game 6. “I’ve lost all respect sorry this is absolutely rigged for money,” wrote Curry after her beau fouled out of game 5. “Or ratings. I’m not sure which. I won’t be silent. Just saw it live sry,” she continued. Naturally, the claim struck a chord in fans who felt Curry was a sore loser. So, she deleted the tweet. But that didn’t keep the Twitter trolls from roasting her.

Now, O’Neal has sounded off, slamming Curry over the emotional rant. “I personally…didn’t like her tweet,” O’Neal told “The Preachers”. “I don’t know Ayesha Curry. I feel like that job that her husband has supports a whole lot of people. You know, including her family, his family, what have you. Your husband goes to do a job and to say his job is rigged, is sacrificing a whole lot of folks and their livelihood.” Of course, she wouldn’t be Shaunie without following up with a bit of advice. “You know, I don’t believe in ‘She’s a woman, she’s a wife, be quiet and sit at home.’ I don’t believe in that. I feel like she should express her opinion, just maybe be smarter about it. Was it rigged when your husband was winning, or was it just rigged when he was losing? ‘Cause the tweet only came when he lost. So I just want to know was it rigged … ” Meanwhile, Christie declined to comment saying, “Wooh, I don’t think I better answer this. Shaunie done said it all.” Peep the video above and tell us, what are your thoughts concerning O’Neal’s advice for Curry? Sound off in the comment section below.


  1. Jmarie on July 16, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Shaunie has a valid point but she is such a hater so is it comIng from a genuine place. ?

  2. Lamar Battle on July 16, 2016 at 11:20 am

    I wonder if her husband worked at Walmart would she say his choices was “rigged” girl have several seats the kitchen is no where for in human to be when they can’t stand the heat.

    • Jmarie on July 17, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      I believe it is rigged, of course the players are not in on it or the coaches, but I do genuinely believe that the referees are encouraged to make bad calls to keep things interesting. There are always people in high place to make things possible and the NBA is no exception. I’m sure Shaunie felt the same at some point, a lot of people do… She is not the 1st to feel this way. Just the 1st to make her comments very public on social media.

  3. Dunit on July 16, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Shaunie should be smarter about her casting decisions. Just saying.

  4. guest on July 18, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Maybe the person responsible for bring us the ratchet “Basketball Wives”, should “be smarter”. Just sit back and collect your check Shaunie before people realize what you’ve really contributed to society.