Los Angeles Lakers fans were not happy about the coronacide of a star in the NBA, with some taking to social media to call out the team and their owner.
In a post on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Facebook page, a group of fans called out the Los Angles team for their decision to allow a celebrity to attend their game against the Detroit Pistons on Monday night, and called for the team to suspend its star player, Stephen Curry.
“The team and the owner of the Los Angelos Lakers have allowed Stephen Curry to attend a Lakers game in a way that is contrary to the health and safety of our fans,” the post said.
“We cannot let this go on.”
The post also urged the Lakers to fire their owner, Kevin Durant, and for the fans to boycott the team.
“If you don’t like the Lakers you have a choice: boycott them, or come and support your local team,” the Facebook post said, referring to the Los Angels.
Durant, who was playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder, said on Tuesday that he had been informed by the team that Curry would not be attending.
“I just didn’t want to give them the benefit of the doubt, and I don’t think they did,” Durant said of the team’s decision.
“That is the truth.”
“I don’t understand the logic of this.
If they think that they can give their star player a chance and they know he is going to get sick and they don’t want him to be there, that’s what they did.
I mean, it’s not like they can get a star player to come and attend their games.
They can’t, and they should.”
Curry said he was “very thankful” for the outpouring of support for him and for Lakers fans.
“It’s nice to see the outpourings and support that are out there for me, but I’m not trying to put myself in their shoes.
I’m just trying to do what’s right for the city of Los Angeles,” he said.”
There is a lot of pressure on me right now.
The pressure is just not fair, and that’s just something I’m trying to get over and I’m going to be working as hard as I can to try to do that.”
The NBA issued a statement saying the league was “aware of the comments” from some fans and that the league has spoken to the team about the matter.
The team announced it would play the Detroit game at Staples Center, where Curry was injured in the second half of Monday’s contest.
The Warriors won the game, 111-107, in overtime, and Curry’s status was uncertain.
Curry did not attend practice Monday because of his soreness in his left knee.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said on Monday that Curry’s recovery was not “perfect” and that he would need to wait until the end of the regular season to return.