Donovan Mitchell liked anti-Simmons chant from Celtics fans
Donovan Mitchell sure seemed to appreciate the troll job by Boston Celtics fans on Monday night.
Celtics fans chanted “not a rookie” when Ben Simmons was at the free throw line during the third quarter of the Philadelphia 76ers’ playoff game.
— KP (@KP_Gunz) May 1, 2018
The chant is a reference to the Rookie of the Year debate. Simmons, along with Mitchell, is a leading contender to win the award. But there has been a controversy over Simmons’ rookie status considering he was drafted in 2016 and missed that season due to injury, whereas Mitchell was drafted last year and is a “true rookie.”
Minutes after the chant was unleashed during Game 1 of the series, Mitchell responded on Twitter with some crying laughing face emojis.
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) May 1, 2018
The Jazz rookie approves. And we know the issue matters to him. All you have to do is look at his sweatshirt to know that.