After winning the Golden State Warriors their first NBA championship in 40 years in 2015 and following it up with a 73-9 season, two-time MVP Stephen Curry hasn't been confronted with much adversity in the last year and a half of hoops.
He came face-to-face with an entire arena full of adversity on Thursday night in Game 6, when LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, with their backs to the wall thanks to a 3-2 series deficit, leveled a wire-to-wire shellacking of the Dubs to force a Game 7.
Curry sat much of the first half after committing two early fouls, and that fould trouble came back to haunt him when, midway through the fourth quarter with the game not yet entirely out of reach, Curry fouled out when he picked up a ticky-tack personal, his sixth.
Unhappy with the call, Curry flung his (apparently expensive) mouthguard into the crowd. That earned him a technical, meaning the fouled-out MVP would have to leave his team's bench entirely.
That's when the Cavs fans in Quicken Loans Arena serenaded his exit with the classic "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam.
Apparently Curry's mouthguard toss hit a fan in the face, but he was cool with it.
"It's all good. It just hit me and I was like, 'Who? What?' I was just cheering, being a fan," he said, accordin to Tom Haberstroh. "I don't even know where he was throwing it. It just hit me in the face. He was good about it."