Rudy Gobert, Isaiah Thomas, and Hassan Whiteside’s emoji war over Gordon Hayward
With free agency now in full swing, teams have been very active in finding perfect fits for them, and trying to place themselves in the best possible scenario to compete for the title next season.
Players have had a huge role in luring stars to join their teams by attending meetings as well as making it known publicly why they want them to join their squads. Social media has also been the platform of choice for them to make a case on why their teams should be chosen by the free agents among their handful of suitors.
One of the most sought after players is Gordon Hayward, who has generated serious interest from the Utah Jazz, Miami Heat, and Boston Celtics. Their players have taken to their Twitter accounts, particularly Rudy Gobert, Hassan Whiteside, and Isaiah Thomas as they engage themselves in an emoji war.
Emoji war for Gordon Hayward going on 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/GEcm7kzaIk
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) July 2, 2017
This definitely says a lot about how coveted Hayward is, especially with his very impressive skill set. He is coming off his best season as a pro with career-high averages of 21.9 points and 5.4 rebounds, along with 3.5 assists and 1.0 steal per game. His efforts did not go unnoticed, as he was named an All-Star for the first time this past season.