During a Friday airing of "First Take", Smith seemed to imply that Ayesha's more public supporting of Curry is less preferable to the less visible support of LeBron James' wife, Savannah Brinson.
"LeBron James and his wife Savannah can make a legitimate argument that they are the first family of the National Basketball Association, but Steph curry and his family are the ones that get treated like that". He said that she has stepped out of pocket and then praised Savannah for not trying to draw attention towards herself and being mindful of how she is representing her husband. When she was in Miami, she would sit in seats near Gabrielle Union, who was there obviously supporting Dwyane Wade. She never tweets and goes out there and calls out the league and stuff like that... nobody is more scrutinized than her husband. "I'm just saying to you you need to watch yourself because it may put your husband in a compromising position that I'm sure you don't want and Savannah James, whose been around, who has a husband who is universally recognized as one of the greatest players in the world, has been around for quite a long time, and she appears to know that".
Ayesha didn't like that very much.
Ayesha Curry caught wind of Smith's opinion, and tweeted her retort on why he feels it's necessary to compare her reactions to James' wife.
Game 6 of the NBA Finals was a tough one for the Curry family and for the Golden State Warriors which prompted Ayesha to react on Twitter, standing for her family after multiple incidents.
Stephen A. Smith, you have no argument here.
Later, she deleted the tweet and admitted that the tweet was posted at the "heat of the moment". "That is not what you should be doing, and the fact that she did that, she was wrong".
'If that was Savannah, LeBron's wife, if that were Gloria, LeBron's mother, what would we be saying?' he asked.
"What happens is when you're out there tweeting and saying the things that you're saying, you're putting your husband in a precarious position", he said. That's all I'm saying.
Ayesha has yet to respond to Smith's comments, but if she continues her Twitter habits, there's a good chance she will. "I meant no disrespect, I certainly don't mean it now". With emotions running high, she hit send on a tweet she knows shouldn't have.
And why is it necessary to compare their looks?
It's been a rough few hours for Ayesha Curry. Savannah Brinson is a different person.