Video: Pacers fans chant “John Wall hates you” at Suns’ Kelly Oubre
Indiana fans chanted "John Wall hates you" at Kelly Oubre 😬 pic.twitter.com/irS3VcdJyV
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 16, 2019
Kelly Oubre was recently acquired by the Suns from the Washington Wizards, where he played a little over three seasons with Wall.
Even though it is not uncommon for Wall’s teammates to have a prickly relationship with him, there is no history of beef between Oubre and the polarizing All-Star.
In fact, John Wall had nothing but positives to say about his longtime teammate when he was shipped to the Suns. Per Chase Hughes of Sports Washington, Wall was sad to see him leave, saying:
“It is kind of devastating for those guys who came in and tried to give it everything they have. Especially K.O., being here four years, watching him develop from his rookie year not getting any minutes and coming into his own and being an X-factor for our team the last couple of years, it’s sad to see him go.”
Even though the fans’ chant may be nonsense, it was effective, as Oubre missed both free throws. However, he finished the game strong and ended up scoring 16 points and grabbing five rebounds.
As the Suns continue to rebuild, it remains to be seen if Kelly Oubre will be part of their long-term plan. Wherever he ends up, Oubre will continue to put up solid numbers and help his team get some W’s.