Poor Knicks fans just trying to live their lives after another trash season when all the sudden Kristaps Porzingis is tweeting “LA Clippers” with three smiling emojis.
The tweet was immediately deleted, but the damage to Knicks fans’ stress levels was already done. Kristaps is pretty much the only promising thing about their entire squad and losing him would be completely disastrous for the franchise, full stop.
Desus Nice (aka Kristaps Porslingdick) suggests that perhaps Knicks fans are no longer hurt by these things.
Porzingis’ tweet was immediately deleted and then on Sunday his reps claimed that Kristaps had been hacked and was sleeping while the tweet went out.
Ah yes, those evil Russian hackers, sneaking into NBA players’ twitters and starting random trade rumors! Yeah, nah. No one is hacking Kristaps’ account and posting smiley faces. If I am on Kristaps Porzingis’ Twitter I am wiling the fuck out, not doing some small shit like this.
The best part of this whole kerfuffle is Kristaps’ refutation of the tweet. I mean look at this piece of art, should be hanging in the MoMa.
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
He really tried it with the “most recently used” emoji excuse. I love every single thing about this tweet; the recent emoji excuse, the fact that he said b, the brief glimpse into Kristaps’ thotty emoji use.
It’s safe to say New York and basketball twitter went a little wild with the emoji defense and Kristaps New York-influenced vernacular.
“no funny shit, I was hacked son. word to muva it wasn’t me” pic.twitter.com/1Y5r7VLq1y
— Omillio Estevez (@makjak) May 7, 2017
Kristaps flooding IG model DMs with the 😻😏 1,2 combo pic.twitter.com/37BN9vUYfq
— Rikky! Rikki! Rikkè! (@rwxoxo) May 7, 2017
kristaps porzingis: “i was eating a chopped cheese and listening to cocaine riot 3 outside tracey towers and accidentally butt-tweeted that”
— Ben Detrick (@bdetrick) May 7, 2017
All of this comes on the back of a report on Saturday by ESPN’s Ian Begeley claiming that teams asked about a trade for Kristaps after news broke of the Latvian skipping exit meetings with Knicks President Phil Jackson.
Things aren’t so great for the Knicks at the moment, but losing Kristaps would truly be a low point for the franchise. On the bright side, dude said “cmon b” so realistically the Unicorn isn’t going anywhere.
Shouts out to Knicks fans for being able to laugh through the pain.