Pistons’ Cade Cunningham gets shaded by Jon Rothstein for being vegan
Rothstein, the CBS college basketball commentator who has his own blog and podcast, said this about Cunningham on the night of the 2021 NBA draft after the Pistons took the Oklahoma State star with the No. 1 pick.
Cade Cunningham eats vegan?
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 30, 2021
Cade Cunningham might know that Rothstein is known for tweeting various catchphrases which have become staples of every college basketball season. He also tweets pictures of food and enjoys telling his audience about the great restaurants which have given him memorable eating adventures:
First burger of 2021. It lived up to the billing.
And yes, another shrimp scampi flatbread.
Thanks to everyone at McCloone's for the hospitality — two meals in under three hours!
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 5, 2021
Awesome meal at Elio's on 85th and 2nd with my dad! First time we've been able to hang 1-on-1 since the pandemic.
I'd save you before I ever thought of saving myself.
"Cherish every day." – Alana Rose pic.twitter.com/EFj0m7nWMD
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 10, 2021
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 10, 2017
Very clearly, Rothstein is lightly poking Cade Cunningham. Rothstein’s Twitter account is one of the more fun parts of College Basketball Twitter, and this is a reflection of Rothstein’s fun-loving personality.
One wonders if Rothstein will tweet about a steakhouse in Detroit after this. That point aside, he and the rest of the community of college basketball observers will eagerly await the launch of Cade Cunningham’s career with the Pistons.
Cade Cunningham is viewed by many as a generational talent. Adrian Wojnarowski himself said that in most years, Evan Mobley of USC would have been the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. This year was not most years, because Cunningham was part of the draft class.
Cade Cunningham owns a well-rounded game. Shooting, handles, speed, short-area burst, length, range, passing, floor vision — he checks all the boxes. What’s more is that — a lot like Trae Young, another recent college basketball product to come out of the state of Oklahoma — Cade Cunningham carried his college team. In the NBA, surrounded by good pieces, he will become that much better because defenses won’t be able to throw double-teams at him all the time.
If the Pistons surround Cade Cunningham with improved resources, this Cowboy from Stillwater, Okla., can become an all-time NBA great. He can feast… but not in a way Jon Rothstein might prefer.