A professional athlete tweets “I’m not hungry anymore” and all of Twitter explodes.
“Not hungry anymore? Then retire!”
“Good – we don’t want you anyway. Someone trade this fool!”
That same professional athlete comes back on Twitter, posting a picture of a buffet with a caption: “No, I mean I’m full. I can’t eat anymore.” The Twitter storm then comes to a calming pause.
Welcome to 2018. This is the world we live in. Where scenarios like the one above (one I completely made up) are the law of the land now; and athletes, whether willingly or unwillingly, can spark controversy in 140 characters or less.
Boston Celtics PG Terry Rozier III knows all about that. After tweeting “Let’s do us ALL a favor” the other day, fans and pundits alike took out their Twitter decoder rings and attempted to decipher what Terry actually meant.
A barrage of sub-tweets and comments later, Terry laughed it off with a truthful jab at today’s culture: “I forgot y’all get happy feet. I wasn’t talking about me…”
He insists he wasn’t tweeting mad; that he wasn’t hinting at wanting out of Boston. That he wasn’t happy with his situation, etc.
#Celtics Terry Rozier insists he’s not Tweeting mad, says C’s sticking together through struggles, confident they will figure this thing out soon (full column) https://t.co/3FMDqIhwwQ
— Scott Souza (@Scott_Souza) November 21, 2018
Considering the should’ve-been-dominating-but-are-instead-struggling Celtics are 9-8, I hope Terry and the entire team are pissed off. I just hope they use that anger, channeling it as controlled rage on the floor — starting tonight against the New York Knicks.
Terry Rozier’s “cryptic” tweet? Much ado about nothing. But new rule: Players can’t tweet unless Celtics are at least 8 games over .500 to prevent overreactions.
— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) November 21, 2018
For the record, during Lebron James‘ inaugural year with Miami, the Heat also started with the same 9-8 record. They figured it out. I too am confident the Celtics will figure this thing out. They’re simply too talented of a group not to.
What do you make of Terry’s tweets? Or Forsberg’s “new rule”? Let us know in the comments below.
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