Following the NBA Draft Lottery and the massive disappointment for Brooklyn Nets fans to see a potentially precious No. 1 pick go to the Boston Celtics — rancorous feelings couldn’t help but to ignite again at the thought of former Nets general manager Billy King, who was responsible for giving out the said pick in a trade for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.
The now soon-to-be-retired Pierce even made mention of it on Twitter, but one Nets fan took it a step further, changing King’s Wikipedia page to a series of hilarious, yet hard-hitting changes reflecting just how much impact his reign as GM really had in the franchise.
Looks like a Nets fan got a hold of Billy King's Wikipedia page. pic.twitter.com/UPlAwWDWG7
— Nicholas W. Goss (@NickGossNESN) May 17, 2017
Among some of the changes are:
—”Billy Matthew King pronounced “Fran-Chize Slay-er)”
—“He is best known for destroying the Nets in the Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce trade;” and in the personal section…
—“King married the former Melanie Lynn Frantz on August 27, 2005. They have three children, which is coincidentally the same number of picks he traded away to Boston.”
A scoring machine like Markelle Fultz would have done wonders for Brooklyn, but as it goes for any front office presence, taking risks is part of the job. Taking bad risks like this one on an aging player are some that ended up costing King his job and made Celtics president Danny Ainge look like the master poker player, sitting among the top four of the NBA’s elite and with a first-overall selection to spare.