Barry Laminack: Rockets fans troll Ayesha Curry on Yelp

People apparently don't like Steph Curry. Or his wife. Patrick Smith/Getty Images

As a lifelong Houstonian I know that there are two things most everyone in this city takes serious, BBQ and rain. That’s why I’m not at all surprised that Rockets fans have flooded yelp with 1 star reviews trolling (and trashing) International Smoke, a BBQ restaurant owned by Ayesha Curry, wife to Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry.

The restaurant hasn’t even opened yet and it’s already being trashed for various reasons, almost none of which have anything to do with the food, and just about everything to do with the fact the people hate Golden State, and KD, and Steph Curry, and Draymond Green, and....

You’ll notice above I said “people” and not HOUSTONIANS. That’s because there are even 1 star troll reviews from people that don’t even live here.

Like this one from a Jazz fan in Nevada:


That’s right, even the hatred between Jazz and Rockets fans takes a back seat to everyone hating the Warriors.

Here are some more hilarious 1 star reviews

This one was very creative:


They didn’t even try to fake it here:

Here’s a Lebron fan with a (very predictable) “Curry Chicken” joke - also NOT a Rockets fan:


They didn’t even try here:


Even Durant got hit:



This guy has a point:


This one was my favorite:


And here is the one that started all of this:

To be fair, it’s not like the restaurant Curry owns in San Francisco is doing much better. At the time of this writing it had 3.5 stars.

And if you’re wondering, if it’s not pricey, yes I’ll probably try the food when it gets here.


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Carlos Correa had a big home run Saturday night. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

With four wins in a row, including the first two of this series, Houston had a chance to keep their momentum going to lock up a series win on Saturday in this four-game set. Although Texas would make it interesting late, the Astros would hold them off to get the victory.

Final Score: Astros 6, Rangers 5

Astros' Record: 23-17, second in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Luis Garcia (1-3)

Losing Pitcher: Dane Dunning (2-3)

Action in the first

After getting trounced the night prior, the Rangers managed to grab early momentum with a run to start the scoring Saturday night against Luis Garcia. It came after a one-out triple set up a sac fly, giving Texas a 1-0 lead. Houston quickly took control back in their favor, though, putting up four in the bottom of the inning on a two-RBI single by Alex Bregman and a two-run homer by Carlos Correa, making it 4-1 Astros.

The scoreboard went quiet after that inning, with both teams slowing down at the plate. Garcia put together a decent night, allowing just the one run over five innings of work, erasing some runners throughout the night. His final line: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 94 P.

Rangers tighten it up late

Bryan Abreu was the first reliever to enter for Houston, taking over for Garcia in the top of the sixth. He worked around a leadoff single, keeping it a three-run game, then returned for a 1-2-3 top of the seventh. Correa led off with a double in the bottom of the inning, setting up a two-run Kyle Tucker homer, extending his recent hot streak and the lead to 6-1.

Ryne Stanek took over on the mound for Houston in the top of the eighth but worked himself into trouble with a single and walk to set up a three-run homer by Joey Gallo to make it a two-run game at 6-4. He would manage just one out before a walk would prompt Dusty Baker to move on to Brandon Bielak. Bielak would allow a run while getting the final two outs, making it 6-5.

Astros secure the series

After a scoreless bottom of the eighth, Ryan Pressly would try to notch another save and close the door on the Rangers. He would get the job done, sitting the Rangers down in order, keeping Houston's winning streak intact.

Up Next: The finale of this four-game set will start at 1:10 PM Central on Sunday. Lance McCullers JR. (3-1, 3.10 ERA), fresh off of a recent gem, will look to continue his success for the Astros, while Kyle Gibson (3-0, 2.28) will try to stay perfect on the season for the Rangers.

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