Stephen Curry’s golden boy image may have taken a hit after his outburst in game 6 of the 2016 NBA finals. Curry received his sixth foul with four minutes remaining in the game. Obviously upset with the call, Curry proceeded to curse the official and throw his mouthpiece into the stands hitting a fan. Curry was ejected for his actions and cost his team a $25,000 fine. If they refused to pay the fine, the result would be the suspension of Curry, the team’s best player. Curry chose to pay the fine.
Curry’s actions have drawn a great deal of criticism because Curry is openly Christian and gives all glory to God for his ability to play the game. Whatever way you view Curry’s actions, as inexcusable for such a prominent follower of Jesus, or just proof that we will all still struggle with the flesh, there is no argument that his actions were definitely costly. –Jim L. Wilson and Eric Gibbs
Romans 7:15–20 (HCSB) “For I do not understand what I am doing, because I do not practice what I want to do, but I do what I hate. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree with the law that it is good. 17 So now I am no longer the one doing it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For the desire to do what is good is with me, but there is no ability to do it. 19 For I do not do the good that I want to do, but I practice the evil that I do not want to do. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but it is the sin that lives in me.”