SCP Auctions was deluged with questions from media outlets and national sports talk radio shows Friday after Steph Curry’s mouthguard throwing incident in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Just a day earlier, the company had just announced plans to sell one of Curry’s used mouthguards in an upcoming auction. That one was picked up by a fan after Curry discarded it near the Warriors’ bench earlier this season. It’s not generic. The “unique” piece of sports memorabilia carries the Warriors logo as well as Curry’s name and number.
That auction takes place in August.
A frustrated Curry was upset with a foul call late in the game as the Warriors tried to complete a comeback against Cleveland Thursday night. He told reporters afterward he wasn’t aiming at a fan.
While the phone has been ringing with questions about the value of Curry’s Game 6 mouthguard and whether it’s been consigned, company president David Kohler told us that hasn’t happened yet. It struck Andrew Forbes, the son of Cavaliers minority owner Nate Forbes, who was sitting courtside and “booing Steph” he said. Curry was polite and apologetic immediately afterward, according to Forbes.
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There was no word on who wound up with the mouthguard.
Curry was fined $25,000 for his actions, which included some choice words for the officials on his way off the floor.
Curry’s regular season mouthguard is expected to sell for more than $5,000 this summer. The one from such an important moment in the 2016 Finals would likely fetch significantly more according to Kohler–possibly three to four times that amount.
Just make sure you’ve got plenty of cleaning solution on hand if you wind up with one of them.