Josh Hart trolls Kings rookie Justin Jackson on Twitter
In his Twitter account, Jackson posted:
— Justin Jackson (@JJacks_44) May 10, 2018
The tweet caught the attention of Hart, who’s been lurking on Twitter as of late. He replied:
Boy why you acting like yall season just ended yesterday? 🤔😂 https://t.co/1Q9L8F8AsS
— Josh Hart (@joshhart) May 11, 2018
Hart was hinting at the Kings’ record in the regular season which stood at 27-55, for 12th place in the West. Even before the season started, high hopes were not placed on the Kings. They had no star caliber player that could lift the entire team. They had a bright spot in rookie De’Aaron Fox. No one expected them to at least make the playoffs. And this is exactly what happened.
What’s funny about Hart’s tweet is that the Lakers, too, ended their season early. They finished with a 35-47 record for 11th place in the Western Conference. The Lakers showed great promise, helmed by coach Luke Walton. Young guns such as Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, and Julius Randle showed great upside potential. Deep into the regular season, however, the Lakers just didn’t have enough firepower to maintain momentum.
Next season, expect the Lakers to come out with a bang. The Kings, meanwhile, may need to make some big moves or rely on the draft to build up their roster. If not, their season may come to an early end again. Hart certainly will be on the lookout for another tweet to troll.