PJ Tucker throws shade after Jazz star Rudy Gobert wins Defensive Player of the Year
Houston Rockets veteran P.J. Tucker was not in a very good mood in last night’s NBA Awards program. The 6-foot-6 swingman took to social media to share his dismay with the results, and decided to take out his frustration in what appears to a be a clear shot directed towards back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year winner Rudy Gobert.
PJ Tucker taking shots at Rudy Gobert for winning DPOY? 👀 pic.twitter.com/wgdcYNs9Ea
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) June 25, 2019
Although not completely seen on the screenshot above, Tucker’s sarcastic-looking selfie included a caption stating, “Really … if your cry enough.” He even added a few facepalm emojis for good measure.
Tucker appears to be pertaining to Gobert’s now-infamous show of emotion when the Utah Jazz big man shed a few tears in a previous interview as he spoke about not being selected as an All-Star last season. Tucker is obviously not one to forget quickly, and he certainly picked quite a time to bring this up.
Tucker’s saltiness might have been brewing all night long, as he may have already has a clue that teammate James Harden would miss out on the MVP award. Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo would end up taking home his first ever MVP title, and in the process, dethrone Harden as the league’s best player.
Incidentally, Giannis was also a finalist for the DPOY award as well, along with Oklahoma City Thunder wing Paul George (also an MVP finalist), so perhaps Tucker felt that either of these two guys were more deserving than Gobert. Way to show your professionalism, P.J.