By Charles Curtis |
July 16, 2020 7:47 am
On Tuesday, we heard from The Athletic’s Shams Charania that “multiple tips” have been reported already, with “some players (receiving) warnings.”
That’s led to players and coaches making jokes, sending tweets and debating whether it should be used or not, especially if it might affect players on the court — what if a star got suspended for multiple violations?
Let’s see what’s been said:
Lou Williams, Los Angeles Clippers
He appeared to call people rats for using it:
Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers
He said he’s been snitched on!
Doc Rivers, Los Angeles Clippers
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
The Clips coach has jokes:
Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
He had this to say, via ESPN:
“I don’t know if someone’s gonna use it, but I think it’s sort of petty,” said Gobert, a two-time Defensive Player of the Year. “At the same time, you want to make sure that people respect the rules.
“But I don’t think the line will really help at that point. I think it’s more about respecting each other and all do it as a small community. Everyone is pretty much educated about the virus at this point, and it’s more about respect. At the same time, you want to make sure you socialize and do all those things, but still respecting each other’s space and try to wear the mask inside, especially when it’s crowded.”
Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn Nets
“Don’t call the snitch hotline!”
Donte DiVincenzo, Milwaukee Bucks
From the Journal Sentinel:
“I probably won’t use it,” said DiVincenzo. “We’re taking every precaution following all the protocols, so I think we’re worried about ourselves, and we’re not worried about anything else.
“We trust the NBA. We trust the protocols in place. We trust ourselves. So, getting into it with other teams, and calling hotlines… I think we’re just policing ourselves to kind of focus in ourselves – and if we follow it, I think we feel good about everything. It’s not about getting into it with other teams.”
Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies
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