Before Thursday night, not a lot of people would put Stephen Curry and Bernie Sanders in the same sentence. But now fans of both are roiling with the same complaint: conspiracy, collusion, complicity.
Golden State and Sanders supporters feel like the system is rigged against them.
Leaked documents have Sanders supporters feeling vindicated in their claims that the Democratic establishment had the game fixed against their candidate all along. Sanders could never catch Hillary Clinton in the presidential delegate count even as he piled up primary wins.
Meanwhile, Thursday night in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Curry was ejected for beaning a court-side fan with his mouth guard. He hurled the saliva trough in frustration after referees penalized him for his sixth and final foul as his team lost in Cleveland.
Curry’s wife immediately took to twitter to complain and said the game was “rigged for money.” She later deleted the comment.
But Sanders’ and Warriros’ fans were perfectly fine with showing their outrage at the system:
— KyleTaylorLucas (@KyleTaylorLucas) June 17, 2016
— TeaParty Of the LEFT (@AngryVoters) June 17, 2016
— Raffi Cavoukian (@Raffi_RC) June 16, 2016
— Molly Mesnick (@MollyMesnick) June 17, 2016
Others directly connected the two situations as a way to jab the NBA and DNC.
everyone at this bar is saying the NBA refs are in cahoots with the DNC and Clinton, getting really confusing here #nbafinals
— The Gregory Brothers (@gregorybrothers) June 17, 2016
Hilary paid Silver to rig NBA finals to the people would forget about DNC election fraud.
— Yayo (@yimmyayo) June 17, 2016
Ayesha Curry complains on Twitter that the NBA is rigged but no mention of Clinton and DNC involvement https://t.co/ACCpPj0vVY
— edsdet (@edsdet) June 17, 2016