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Why Houston Rockets fans are bashing Ayesha Curry's soon-to-open restaurant in Houston

Ayesha Curry, left, and her husband, Golden State Warriors and former Davidson star Stephen Curry, arrive at the ESPY awards show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles last July. Ayesha's new Houston restaurant was recently trashed on social media by Rockets fans apparently upset that Stephen and the Warriors outsted the Rockets in this year's NBA playoffs
Ayesha Curry, left, and her husband, Golden State Warriors and former Davidson star Stephen Curry, arrive at the ESPY awards show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles last July. Ayesha's new Houston restaurant was recently trashed on social media by Rockets fans apparently upset that Stephen and the Warriors outsted the Rockets in this year's NBA playoffs Invision/AP

Well, this takes the good ol' sports rivalry to a new level.

Turns out that some Houston Rockets fans are trashing a new Houston restaurant from Ayesha Curry on Yelp — before it even opens. Curry's spot, called International Smoke, opens in Houston July 5. It's the third location for Curry, who has restaurants in Honolulu and San Francisco, and the reviews for those, from people who have actually eaten there, seem to be positive.

But as the Houston Chronicle reported, some Rockets fans apparently don't approve of Curry's take on barbecue before giving an opinion. Perhaps they are mad about Curry's husband, Stephen Curry, and the Golden State Warriors rallying from a 3-2 deficit to win the NBA's Western Conference finals four games to three over Houston last month.

Golden State went on to win its third championship in four years, beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in a four-game sweep in the NBA Finals.

Houston, forced to play without an injured Chris Paul in its final two losses, can only think about next year.

And some of its fans, apparently, can only think about trashing a new restaurant coming to town that is backed by a Curry.

Many of the Yelp reviews themselves have nothing to do with food, but a whole lot to do with basketball. Many are giving the Houston International Smoke 1 star.

Sample, from Kenny: "Definitely not recommended. Got food poisoning and the server draymond kicked me in the groin. Not a great way to show customer service....The food here can be compared with prison food, but I think prison food has the slight upper hand."

Ayesha Curry also caught wind of it all (and probably enjoyed the free publicity).

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