Warriors star Stephen Curry was ejected during Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night after throwing his mouthguard into the stands and unintentionally hitting a fan.
That fan turned out to be Andrew Forbes, the son of Cavaliers minority owner Nate Forbes, but Andrew didn’t hold a grudge against Curry for the incident.
“It’s all good. It just hit me and I was like, ‘Who? What?’ I was just cheering, being a fan. I don’t even know where he was throwing it. It just hit me in the face. He was good about it,” Forbes said to ESPN's Tom Haberstroh.
Forbes said on Snapchat that Curry was very polite and came over to apologize immediately. Despite his apology, Curry was assessed a $25,000 fine for his actions, though likely will not be suspended for Game 7, according to ESPN.
Curry was frustrated over a series of foul calls against him that head coach Steve Kerr called “absolutely ridiculous.”
“I’ve thrown my mouthpiece before,” Curry said, according to ESPN. “I usually aim at the scorer’s table. I was off aim. Definitely didn't mean to throw it at a fan. That was obviously not where I was trying to take my frustration out.”
After the Warriors’ 115–101 loss, the series is even at 3–3. Game 7 will be held at Oracle Arena on Sunday at 8 p.m.