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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Larry Nance, Bobby Portis might regret these old tweets about their new teams

Long before they were NBA players, Larry Nance, Bobby Portis and Frank Kaminsky were just young college basketball players. And before they were drafted by their current teams, they felt comfortable saying whatever they wanted via Twitter or elsewhere. Now they may be regretting some of their old tweets.

Take for instance Nance, who was selected by the Lakers at No. 27 overall in Thursday’s draft. Once upon a time he made this Kobe Bryant rape reference on Twitter:

Larry Nance Kobe tweet

Think he’s going to catch Kobe’s fade when he sets foot in LA?

He’ll probably get it worse than anyone given Kobe’s tendency to blow up on teammates.

Not far behind Nance is Bobby Portis, who was drafted by the Chicago Bulls at No. 22. He once said F Derrick Rose and the Bulls while pledging his allegiance to the Miami Heat:

Bobby Portis Bulls tweet

After his tweet received attention, Portis sent this:

That’s a nice way to make up for it, but the fun doesn’t end there!

In a blog post last year where he announced he would be returning to Wisconsin for his senior season, Frank Kaminsky cited Badgers fans as a big reason for his decision. He happened to take a swipe at Charlotte Bobcats fans in the process (which he later deleted).

β€œI know the NBA has their crazy fans and all, but if you look at all of their games, there are games when teams like the Bobcats get hardly any fans, and it looks flat out boring,” Kaminsky wrote. β€œAt the Kohl Center, we play in front of nearly 17,000 fans every single time we step onto the court. When we travel, we play in front of sell-out crowds who absolutely hate us. Not because of who is on the team, but because of where we go to school. Who could leave that?”

And guess who took Kaminsky No. 9 overall in the draft? The Charlotte Hornets of course.

Yup, these guys probably wish they could have these quotes/tweets back.

Image via @SportsNation

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