While they are for the most part very corny, Twitter beefs have become a guilty pleasure for many. Most recently Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings took a swipe at Chris Smith who also happens to be a New York Knick along with his brother and “Desert Thirsty Ni–a” J.R. Smith.
Last night [November 13th] Brandon Jennings was shocked to learn Chris Smith is on the New York Knicks squad, which prompted a tweet questioning his value over other unsigned ballers. “Wait wait wait JR smith brother is in the NBA but @PoohJeter & @BBROWNLAU isn’t. Call me hater but not Rollin!!!”
Jennings soon deleted the tweet but not before Smith got word of the slight. Accordingly, the NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year defended his little brother with a couple of tweets of his own: “No respect for these lil kids who pop at the mouth on twitter an then want to delete they tweets! #GrowUp! #ManUp! @TheOnlyCSmith0 #Facts!”
The two would go on to exchange tweets that are perceived as threats from J.R. and a white flag being waved by Brandon. Chris also jumped in with a grammar impaired response: “I’m a classy no twitter war for me”.
While both players have seem to let bygones be bygones, their respective teams play each other on Tuesday, November 19th in Detroit.
Peep the tweets in the following pages and let us know if Brandon Jennings has a point about Chris in the comments section below.
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