Jabari Parker Receives Threats And Backlash After Choosing To Go To Duke
Yesterday #2 overall recruit and Simeon basketball star Jabari Parker finally made his college choice, and decided he wanted to attend Duke University.
By lunch time the backlash and threats he received from fake twitter thugs had reached thousands with people calling him derogatory names, saying they hoped he blew his knee out, and basically praying for his downfall according to ESPN Chicago.
We have some of those derogatory tweets aimed at Parker via Run The Floor.
Parker took most of it in stride while having lunch and talking on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000.
“I think I’m getting more tweets,” Parker said during his lunch hour at Simeon on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “Fans are just now giving me a hard time. They sometimes just forget I’m a kid.
“Real hateful stuff. It’s no problem, though. I know it comes with the territory, and it’s just going to make me stronger.”
Parker announced his decision to attend Duke at a news conference broadcasted live from Simeon on Thursday.
After seeing so many negative and disrespectful tweets about his decision, Parker tweeted out his own statement.
@JabariParker22“Trying to grow up fast. Act with a lot of class. I want to be respectful ALL the time. Sometimes people forget I’m 17#strivingforcharacter”
Again we can’t stress enough people he’s 17 making a choice that’s good for him, not good for you. The fact that people can wish ill will on anyone for picking the school of their choice is appalling.
For people to not be a fan of the young man’s anymore because of his choice is simply fickle, and you probably weren’t a fan of his in the first place.