Lakers Draft Pick Larry Nance Jr Once Called Kobe a Rapist on Twitter, so His First Day at Work Might Be Pretty Awkward (Tweets)
Kids, be really careful what you say on the Tweetster and Insto-Grams. It could come back to haunt you.
Just ask Wyoming Cowboy-turned-Los Angeles Lakers draft pick Larry Nance Jr. Three years ago, Nance called Kobe Bryant a rapist on Twitter, referring to the 2003 rape allegations against the Lakers superstar. On Thursday night, the Lakers selected Nance with the 27th pick of the NBA Draft.
As for the Lakers, GM Mitch Kupchak says he was aware of the tweet beforehand:
LAL GM Mitch Kupchak said he & team PR boss John Black addressed Nance’s Kobe tweet. Said Kobe & Nance will have to work it out themselves.
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) June 26, 2015
And I’m sure Kobe is really going to appreciate that, Mitch.
Nance wasn’t the only player to get burned by an old tweet at the NBA Draft, though. The Bulls selected Arkansas’ Bobby Portis with the no. 22 overall pick, and this is what Portis had to say about D-Rose and da Bulls four years ago:
However, to his credit, Portis immediately apologized to Bulls fans with a pretty great tweet:
Bulls Nation sorry for the tweets I sent 4 years ago. I was a boy then. I’m a man now. And a Bull. DRose, Pau, what kinda donuts yall like?
— Bobby BP Portis (@BPortistime) June 26, 2015
You’re going to go delete a bunch of old tweets now, aren’t you?
Hat Tip – [Bro Bible]