C.J. McCollum Took Exception To Chandler Parsons Taking Exception To The Blazers Twitter Mocking His Airball
What an odd, odd world we have come to live in. Just think about it this way. Some nameless dude sitting behind a desk tasked with using social media to engage a fan base just incited a twitter beef between two professionals - who would have no other reason to dislike each other - with literally thee most harmless of jokes. A player who is comically underperforming a ghastly new contract during the rare instances in which he is actually healthy enough to fulfill it is taking pot shots at entire franchises because they made fun of a play that gets mocked relentlessly from the playground on up.
I don't know why we would get "technical" in a childish online argument that was accidentally started by the blatantly sarcastic internet representative of a basketball team, but - if we were to - then Chandler Parsons is absolutely correct. Averaging SIX points a game while spending more than half of a season in which you're earning TWENTY TWO MILLION DOLLARS wearing street clothes is pretty damn close to having a lucrative profession based on a bunch of ping pong balls miraculously popping up in your favor.
Unfortunately for him, that also makes him the pro athlete equivalent of the rich kid that goes around school bragging about the value of the trust fund he did next to nothing to earn. I don't mean to be crass, but with his laundry list of failures it might be a good time to learn how to at least laugh at the most obvious of them. That would certainly make him a more sympathetic figure than sounding like the douchiest of bags whose best friend is his bank account in a contentious back-and-forth that loosely translates to this...
TrailBlazers: Ha! Sick shot bro.
Parsons: Whatever, your team sucks!
McCollum: Not as much as you and your knees, scoreboard!
Parsons: Shut up jerk, I'm richer than you!