Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry's infamous mouthpiece heave that occurred after he fouled out of Thursday night's Game 6 hit a Cleveland Cavaliers fan who was sitting courtside in the face. That fan didn't hold his silence for long.
Andrew Forbes is the son of Cavaliers minority owner Nate Forbes and one of the 20,562 fans at Quicken Loans Arena who were on their feet when Curry picked up his sixth foul with 4:22 left in Cleveland's 115-101 win.
"It just hit me and I was like, 'Who? What?' I was just cheering, being a fan," Forbes told ESPN (via CSNBayArea.com). "I don't even know where he was throwing it. It just hit me in the face. He was good about it."
Forbes, dressed in blue, was waving goodbye to Curry before the Warriors guard flung his mouthpiece and was ejected shortly afterward:
He made it clear when speaking to Gary Vaynerchuk of VaynerMedia after the game that Curry was quick to try to make amends: "I was booing Steph as he got the sixth foul. ... His mouthpiece hit me in the face. He was actually very polite, came over and apologized."
While it's become a big story because of its occurrence on such a big stage, Curry has thrown his mouthpiece before, as he told the media after Game 6, per Monte Poole of CSNBayArea.com.
"I usually aim at the scorer's table," he said. "I was off (with my) aim. I definitely didn't mean to throw it at a fan. But it happened. I went over and apologized to him because that's obviously not where I was trying to take my frustration out."
Curry's frustration seems to be at an all-time high after the Warriors squandered a 3-1 series lead in the NBA Finals against a Cavaliers team that is getting huge performances from LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.
Forbes happened to be the one who felt the brunt of Curry's ire Thursday.