Jay Z, Beyonce and Nicole Curran, the wife of Warriors owner Joe Lacob, sat courtside at Game 3 of the NBA Finals yesterday. At one point, Curran leaned over Beyonce to talk to Jay Z. Beyonce had an expression on her face. It was caught on video:

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé are courtside for Game 3

Somehow, that turned into a lot of people assuming they understood the entire context – Curran’s intentions, what Beyonce was thinking. And then it apparently got even worse.

Ramona Shelburne of EPSN:

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

That’s terrible.

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