Luke Adams is a freshman guard on the Texas Tech basketball team. The 5’9″ 150-pounder from Big Spring, Texas played 11 minutes for the Red Raiders in a 75-69 loss to TCU Tuesday night. Adams recorded 3 points, 3 assists, and a steal playing some mop-up duties. He also was the recipient of some fan taunts — for obvious reasons.
Texas Tech insider Chris Level tweeted that TCU fans were taunting Adams for looking like Justin Bieber. Between the hairstyles and Adams’ small stature, the comparison was natural. Only there was one key problem: Adams is deaf and can’t hear the taunts.
I’m not about to tell you that def players should be pitied on the court. I believe the opposite — they probably want to be treated like everyone else — and as long as they’re on the field or court, they’re fair game.
My point is that if you’re going to taunt someone, TCU fans, at least do a little research beforehand to make sure it works. Maybe next time some cardboard cutouts would be more appropriate. Ask Celtics fans about that if you need some help.Google+