David Aminzadeh: The Man NBA Security Thought was Ayesha Curry’s father

Ayesha Curry, Stephen Curry

Ayesha Curry’s father was briefly detained by NBA Security Thursday (Getty)

Thursday’s NBA Finals Game 6 between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers wasn’t all that close, with the Cavs jumping out to a 31-9 lead and winning 115-101 to force a Game 7. And there were issues both on and off the court for Stephen Curry and his family as well. Curry fouled out and was ejected from the game, and wife Ayesha took to Twitter to vent following the defeat.

There was also the matter of Ayesha’s father being detained briefly by NBA security as it was originally believed that he was actually David Aminzadeh, who over the years has made a habit of sneaking into major sporting events with falsified credentials.

Aminzadeh has managed to sneak into other major events, both sporting and entertainment, including past NBA Finals. This happened a couple years ago in San Antonio, with Aminzadeh even managing to get his photo taken while sitting at the scorer’s table before an NBA Finals game. According to reports security believed that Ayesha Curry’s father bore a resemblance to Aminzadeh, leading to his being questioned.

Back in 2014 Aminzadeh was on the field following the Seattle Seahawks’ NFC title and Super Bowl wins. Aminzadeh was understandably excited about being on the field while the Seahawks prepared to receive the NFC Championship trophy following their win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Two weeks later he was at Met Life Stadium, working his way into the background as quarterback Russell Wilson was being interviewed following Seattle’s blowout win over the Denver Broncos. He can be seen in the blue pullover, and even takes the time to snap a photo with his cell phone.

The mistaken identity case regarding her father was just part of a frustrating night for Ayesha Curry.
The encounter with NBA security came after the Warriors’ traveling party consisting of family members and friends of the players was made to wait outside of Quicken Loans Arena. According to The Undefeated, one of the reasons for the delay was the arrival of Beyoncé and Jay Z.

Of course there was also the frustration stemming from the game itself, with Curry stating via her Twitter account that the NBA was “absolutely rigged for money…or ratings.” She would later delete that tweet and apologize for it, stating that she “tweeted in the heat of the moment because the call was uncalled for.”