VIDEO: Kings fan calls Luke Walton an ‘idiot’ for not fielding Buddy Hield in crucial situation
Sacramento was down three with 13.7 seconds left on the clock, but the fan turned livid when Walton kept Buddy Hield — the reigning 3-Point champion — sitting on the bench.
“Luke you’re an idiot…You have the 3-Point Champion! Play him!”
– Kings fan calls Luke Walton an idiot for not having Buddy Hield on the court when they needed a clutch 3-pointer vs. Raptors pic.twitter.com/vaM8QIopCU
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) March 9, 2020
Toronto extended the lead to three late in the game following an OG Anunoby free throw, prompting a Kings timeout. Instead of Hield, however, Nemanja Bjelica and Bogdan Bogdanovic were put in the game shortly after, with the former eventually missing an attempted 28-foot 3-pointer.
For what it’s worth, Bjelica finished 0-of-4 from three, while Bogdanovic made only one out of six attempts.
Hield, on the other hand, was 4-of-12 from the field but 3-of-8 from three. He last stepped on court late in third quarter and never played in the final canto.
The Kings shooting guard recently beat Devin Booker in the 3-point contest with his final shot. He is currently averaging 20.0 points, with 9.7 attempts from deep and making 39.5 percent of them every game.
Luke Walton and his Kings never recovered in the game and lost 118-113. They are now tied with the Pelicans for ninth place in the West, four games behind the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies.
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