Los Angeles Lakers reserve forward Jared Dudley took to Twitter to call out former NFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall. This came on the heels of Marshall unleashing a diatribe where he was clearly upset talking about NBA contracts. The only problem was Marshall seemed to not be right about what he was trying to preach.
🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️ This man can’t be serious??? 95% of players have guaraenteed contracts… Sometimes 1 person per roster will sign a partial with a later date to either being cut or signed for the remainder of the season.. Only top Elite QBs have similar NBA deals https://t.co/9K9j1Mwlzg
— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) April 6, 2021
The Lakers veteran clearly thought it was weird to see Marshall make this stance with those points considering that the usual frustration from any side comes from the NFL players who want more guaranteed money in their contracts. They want the assurance that most NBA players get when they sign deals. Instead, there are more performance bonuses and other incentives sprinkled out through tons of NFL contracts.
Marshall tries to make the opposite point by stating most contracts in the NBA aren't guaranteed, which is just factually incorrect. It's possible maybe he meant it the other way around but it did come off pretty clearly that he was referring to NBA contracts.
The confidence to double down after he was told twice he was incorrect was certainly something. But the Lakers veteran's point still stands that the vast majority of NBA players have their contracts guaranteed.
Twitter reacted as expected, with many questioning Marshall's knowledge of the topic while mocking what he was saying. Dudley's tweet may have just been the icing on the cake to get even more eyeballs drawn to what Marshall said.
Next up is the wait and see game to see how Marshall follows this up or if he responds to the Lakers forward. Stay tuned.