Allonzo Trier made a mistake that he will hopefully learn from
The New York Knicks came very close to knocking off the Houston Rockets and one of the hottest players in the NBA in James Harden on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.
One player that had a big game for the Knicks was rookie Allonzo Trier, who added 31 points and came up with some big baskets down the stretch. Unfortunately, he’s been blamed by some people for allowing Houston shooting guard Eric Gordon to hit the game-winning three-point shot.
One Knicks’ fan on Twitter called out Trier for allowing Gordon to hit the shot and the undrafted rookie fired back by sending him a direct message. Warning the message is NSFW.
“It was supposed to be a switch dumb a**,” Trier wrote, via SNY. “You think I just let n**** walk up and shoot a 3 smh y’all ‘fans’ don’t think.”
Trier needs to learn that he can’t fire back at ignorant fans. He will always come out as a loser given the fact that he has a name and an image to protect. He needs to either get off of social media or ignore the negativity.
Hopefully someone within the Knicks’ organization will have a good conversation with Trier and he will learn from his mistake.
This is something that every NBA player has to deal with, but playing in a huge city like New York is very tough and Trier needs to rise above it.
Update: Trier has apologized for the DM.
“Getting frustrated about the game, then letting social media get the best of you and giving somebody a response that wasn’t to somebody that was relevant to the situation. So my apologies for doing that,” Trier said Thursday, via the NY Daily News. “Obviously I didn’t think he would take a picture of (the message) and post it, but he got his little clout or whatever, his 15 seconds of fame. That’s why you don’t send stuff like that out.”
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