If you learn one thing from watching the NBA Finals, it won’t be about the Golden State Warriors’ resilience battling through injuries or how Kawhi Leonard changed the way the Toronto Raptors play.
It will be this: the Beyhive is relentless ... maybe too relentless.
Beyonce and Jay-Z attended Game 3 of the Finals on Wednesday, and this moment had some Beyoncé fans up in arms.
beyoncé’s face when shorty leaned over to talk to jay 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/5PqIhCmgGy— iffy (@somalijawn) June 6, 2019
The woman who leaned over to talk to Jay-Z happened to be Nicole Curran — wife of Warriors owner Joe Lacob.
There’s a lot we don’t know about this situation.
We don’t know if Beyonce was mad, and we don’t know if Beyonce, Curran, Jay-Z and Lacob are familiar with each other away from the court.
That didn’t stop Beyonce’s super fans — known as the Beyhive — from letting Curran know they didn’t appreciate her disrespecting the queen.
Beyonce’s fans quickly found Curran’s Instagram page and started flooding it with bee emojis.
Apparently, it got much worse: Curran says she had to disable her Instagram account after receiving death threats.
Just spoke to Nicole Curran, the wife of Warriors owner Joe Lacob, about the “incident “ with Beyoncé last night. She was in tears. Said she had been getting death threats on social media all night this morning she disabled her IG account just to make it stop.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 6, 2019
Curran said she had no idea anything was even amiss until she got home and started seeing texts from friends and checked her social media. She’s invited Jay Z and Beyoncé to the game 3-4 times before. Last night she says she asked if they wanted drinks. Beyoncé asked for water— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 6, 2019
Curran says Jay Z asked for a vodka soda. She asked if he wanted lime with that. But it was loud in Oracle and she couldn’t hear, so she leaned over. That’s where the photos of Beyoncé looking askance at her come from.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 6, 2019
Curran says she then went to go get them those drinks. “There was no hostility. I was trying to be a good hostess,” she said. “I’ve never experienced cyber bullying like this. I can’t believe our players go through this. That kids go through this.“— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 6, 2019
That takes this situation from silly to extremely serious.
It’s one thing to harmlessly troll someone with bee emojis.
It’s something else entirely to send death threats to people over perceived slights based on a 13-second clip.
Don’t do the latter.
with Yahoo Sports