Fake Outrage: DeVonta Smith being a Boston Celtics fan
The Philadelphia 76ers lost a close one to the Celtics on Saturday night after Jayson Tatum hit a three pointer to give Boston the lead with seconds left on the clock.
Joel Embiid then hit a full-court shot but it didn’t count, as the ball left his hand just after the final buzzer rang. Embiid scored 41 points to go along with 12 rebounds, five assists, and three blocks in the losing effort.
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The game itself was a tough loss but at the end of the night, it didn’t really matter. You wanted to see the Sixers compete with the East-leading Celtics and that’s exactly what happened. Obviously, a win would have been huge, especially after beating the Grizzlies on Thursday night but what can ya do.
The biggest issue on the night came with Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith, a known Celtics fan, getting a signed jersey from Jayson Tatum after the game.
To bring everyone up to speed, before the game started, Smith was the Philadelphia 76ers’ bell ringer.
DeVonta Smith Bell Ringer
After the game, DeVonta Smith and Jayson Tatum were pictured chatting it up, with Smitty getting Tatum’s game jersey autographed after the Celtics ripped the hearts out of everyone in attendance at the Wells Fargo Center.
DeVonta Smith and Jayson Tatum
For whatever reason, people took to social media to express how “upset” they were that Smitty would do such a thing.
Fake Outrage took over Twitter saying how disrespectful it was for DeVonta Smith to do that after such an intense loss. Like usual, Twitter is completely wrong and honestly, it was kind of embarrassing.
No one should care of Smitty got a signed basketball jersey from Jayson Tatum after he was the Sixers’ bell ringer on Saturday night. If you do, then maybe you need to take a break from sports and instead of staying at home over the weekend and taking to social media to pretend that Smith yucking it up with Tatum was the worst thing in the entire world, then maybe try something new. Go out, socialize, find friends, and have a few drinks.
We have got to move past the old narrative that has been beaten to death about professional athletes and their sports fandom and why that must align with the city that they play for. It honestly makes no sense.
Just think if you were in another city, employed by a team, and the Sixers came to town and you had the opportunity to meet Joel Embiid and grab a game jersey after the game. Are you turning that down?
Didn’t think so.
Side Note: If you want to question why Smitty, an Alabama native, is a Boston Celtics fan, then go right ahead.
I would rather focus on Smitty hauling in 95 passes for 1,196 yards and seven touchdowns for the Philadelphia Eagles.