The NBA Finals are over and done with, and the Golden State Warriors will spend the summer celebrating their third championship in the last four years after a relatively easy four-game sweep against the Cleveland Cavaliers. But even if that Finals series didn’t offer them much in the way of a challenge, it was anything but a cake-walk to get there.
The Warriors trailed the Rockets 3-2 in their Western Conference Finals series before disaster struck and Chris Paul went down with an injury, which is obviously going to leave a bitter taste in the mouths of everyone around the Houston area for years to come.
That bitterness is already playing itself out, oddly and hilariously enough, in the most unlikely of venues: Yelp. That’s right, Steph Curry’s wife Ayesha, who has her own cooking show on the Food Network, is opening a restaurant in the Houston area called International Smoke, and cheeky Rockets fans have been taking the opportunity to flood the restaurant’s Yelp page with negative reviews despite the fact that it hasn’t even opened its doors yet.
Many of the negative reviews poke fun at the Warriors. “I don’t know why the servers are walking around with their filthy mouthpieces hanging from their mouth,” one fan wrote, referencing Stephen Curry’s on-court antics. “Almost as weird as the hostess shimmying us to our table.”
Another Rockets fan chimed in: “Can’t believe I logged on here and took time out of my day just to give this 1 star. Go rockets.”
But Warriors fans began to fight back. One review referenced Houston’s miserable shooting in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals: “This place tastes like winning. When you come here, you’ll never go 0-27 on threes ever again.”
And there’s plenty more where that came from. You view the entire comments sections war by visiting the restaurant’s Yelp page here. The level of pettiness among the NBA and its fans never ceases to amaze and entertain, but Steph is doing his part as a husband to try and turn the tide.