(This is one of my favorite pictures ever. It’s so ridiculous it looks fake. This guy averages 23 PPG in the NBA. Unreal.)
So the Portland Trailblazers twitter account was poking some fun at an awful airball that Chandler Parsons had in their game last night.
Nothing wrong with that. Same thing as the crowd chanting “AIRBALL!” But Chandler felt the need to throw some shade back at the underachieving Trailblazers after the game.
Damn man. Not a good look to be that shook by some intern from the other team busting your balls. Pretty thin skin for a guy who models as a side gig when he’s not playing professional basketball.
But then, CJ McCollum came out of left field throwing a haymaker.
Ouch. When the second best player on the other team says that they lucked out by not signing you, that’s gotta sting a little. Chandler Parsons was a hot commodity this offseason. And judging by his stats, the Grizzlies drastically overpaid for him. Let’s compare the two…
Double ouch. Parsons has simply been a bust this season, while McCollum continues his rise as one of the best scoring guards in the league.
But Chandler had the last word, reminding us all that no matter what the stats and airballs say, he walked away a winner this summer when he signed his contract.
Very true. McCollum is still on his rookie contract, so this year he gets paid way less. But come next year, these guys will be making virtually the same amount of money, for completely lopsided production.
So as much as I’d like to say McCollum gave Parsons the Ol Yeller treatment with his tweet, the numbers don’t lie. At the end of the day, Chandler Parsons makes far more money than McCollum this season, and for the next four years they’ll both be making over $23 million. Granted CJ had quadruple the production, the pay won’t net out to much more.
So it is with great displeasure that I must call this twitter beef a draw.