New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis revealed that he wasn’t the one who posted an “LA Clippers” tweet and said that his Twitter account was hacked. However, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green isn’t convinced with Porzingis’ excuse and urged him to be honest.
“Kristaps, you lyin’ bro,” Green told Bay Area News Group writer Marcus Thompson II (via The Interrupted). “You weren’t hacked. Maybe you was drunk — and you know your true feelings came out, and you tweeted your true feelings — but you weren’t hacked my man. Trust me. I had a worse episode than you just did on social media and the first thing I said was ‘Aww man, I was hacked.’ It’s the first thing you think of.”
Kristaps Porzingis became the center of controversy after his cryptic tweet about the Los Angeles Clippers. After skipping the exit meeting with the Knicks, multiple NBA teams reportedly inquired about Porzingis’ availability via trade. The Latvian center expressed his intention to stay with the Knicks but said that winning is his top priority.
His tweet drew various speculations and some people believe that Porzingis wants to play for the Clippers next season. However, in another Twitter post, he defended himself and claimed that he was hacked. To prove his claim, Porzingis revealed his frequently used emojis.
I would never tweet something like that. I dont even use that emoji smiley face. Cmon B 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/EXmtej5qzn
— Kristaps Porzingis (@kporzee) May 7, 2017
Draymond Green not buying Kristaps Porzingis excuses
Draymond Green knows what Porzingis is feeling right now as he experienced a more complicated situation last summer. Green revealed that he used the same excuse as Porzingis but later admitted his wrongdoings. The Warriors forward believes Porzingis was drunk when he posted the tweet.
“Listen, man. I had an episode on social media this summer and the first thing I said was that I was hacked … Then I said I wasn’t hacked. Kristaps, I’m sorry. But no one believes you. You’re trying to go to the Clippers … Maybe you was drunk and, you know, your true feelings came out. But you weren’t hacked, my man,” Green said.
Porzingis’ situation is obviously a lot easier to admit than Green’s, who boasted his manhood on social media last summer. However, it will definitely be a huge issue for the Knicks, who view him as the next franchise player.
Kristaps Porzingis heading West to face Draymond Green
It will be an interesting scenario to see Kristaps Porzingis playing for the Los Angeles Clippers next season. He will be playing alongside the Clippers’ “Big Three”, provided that they succeed to re-sign both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin this summer. However, having Porzingis will not ensure that the Clippers can dominate the Western Conference.
The Warriors’ “Super Death Lineup” are expected to be a huge problem for West playoff teams in the succeeding years. However, this will give Porzingis more opportunity to prove that he’s ready to beat Draymond Green.
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