The Los Angeles Lakers fan base can be great when you’re playing well, but they can also turn into a vicious fan base when they think a player is not doing well enough to help them out.
Malik Beasley is finding that out right now.
The Lakers star is now pleading with Lakers fans who have harassed his wife and family on social media. Beasley has been shooting just 37.8 percent from the field since being traded to the Lakers, which is a lower mark than any season of his career.
However, fans are making the situation worse by trolling his family on his Instagram post.
“It’s my son’s birthday and I am trying to enjoy that,” he said in the comments section of his latest Instagram post. “Obviously I want to be making shots myself. I am harder on myself than anybody. Laker nation it’s only a matter of time. I put in too much work not to.
“I promise when the time to turn up comes, it will come. Let’s just focus on making the playoffs. Positively is the only way forward from here. I love y’all and just show some respect to me and my family…….including @montanayo (his wife, Montana Yao).”
Unfortunately, this has become an all too familiar scene with this fan base when a player is not playing up to their standards.
Beasley’s experience checks out with Patrick Beverley’s recent comments about many Lakers fans.
“I play a bad game with Chicago, I ain’t gotta look on Twitter and hear, ‘He’s a bum, get him outta here!’ Like I was hearing that s*** in L.A,” Beverley said on his podcast.
Beasley is a streaky shooter who has had 13 games this season with five or more three-pointers. He’ll definitely turn it around, but the Lakers are running out of games and time.
Even still, there is no need to be nasty toward the players and their families.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.