He revealed his personal opinion on Twitter only to outrage Los Angeles Lakers fans. No 2 overall pick of the NBA 2015 draft D’Angelo Russell tweeted that Tracy McGrady may have been the greatest player of NBA history.
“Honestly Tracy McGrady might have been the GOAT!” Russell wrote in a tweet which has been later deleted.
But the LA Lakers fan didn’t take it in good spirit. Rather, they were outraged by the fact that one of their players rated McGrady higher than his teammate, Kobe Bryant!
If one is aware of how much the Lakers’ fans worship Kobe Bryant, one won’t be surprised. Russell further went on to irk the fans by tagging them “spoiled” when asked about his tweet by Los Angeles Daily.
“There’s a lot of spoiled Lakers fans. I wasn’t downgrading Kobe at all,” Russell said during the weekend. “I was just watching a highlight tape of Tracy McGrady and I got excited. I tweeted and the whole state of California went crazy.”
The Lakers have been dominating the NBA arena for quite a long period of time. When such things happen, the fans become spoiled and adopt snobbery. But Lakers’ fans didn’t expect to hear such bitter truth from one of their newcomers, that’s for sure.
But that’s how the fans are. Perhaps Russell, still a rookie in the NBA circuit, needs more experience to handle them. Otherwise, one can’t expect the fans to be rational.