The NBA playoffs are happening right now, for the few that still watch.
But like in any major sport, the belief in curses is still very real, and superstition is often credited — or blamed — for winning or losing a game.
Fans of the Golden State Warriors were bummed to watch their team lose Game 1 to the Boston Celtics, and began pointing their fingers at none other than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), SFGate reports.
The curse, fans claim, came about after Pelosi posted a particularly cringeworthy picture on Twitter just moments after tipoff.
The cursed photo
Pelosi, who will forever try to fit in with everyday Americans but who will also forever fail at doing so, posted an awkward photo to her Twitter account showing her wearing the Golden State Warriors’ team colors, with a corny caption included.
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) June 3, 2022
While some might not make the connection, especially if you’re not familiar with the NBA, SFGate pointed out why Pelosi is taking a considerable amount of heat over the weekend.
“An SFGATE investigation turned up a startling find: the jacket in question was actually the exact one Pelosi wore to her weekly news conference on June 13, 2019, the same day the Dubs lost Game 6 of the NBA Finals to the Toronto Raptors,” the outlet wrote.
The outlet posted a photo of Pelosi donning the bright yellow jacket during her weekly press conference right before the critically important Game 6 in 2019 — a game that the Warriors lost.
Dubs fan since 2015
When the Golden State Warriors — called the “Dubs” by fans — won their first title in 40 years in 2015, Pelosi began repping the team’s colors and pretended to be a fan.
Not only was she in the team’s victory parade that year, she also invited the team — including its star player, Steph Curry — to visit the U.S. Capitol in 2018 after former President Donald Trump announced that the woke NBA team wouldn’t be invited to his White House.
As the Dubs’ second playoff game happens on Sunday night, Pelosi would probably be wise to sit it out and not post any additional corny pictures pretending that she knows anything about sports, whatsoever.