Donovan Mitchell tried to throw some shade at Ben Simmons by wearing a “rookie” hooded sweatshirt Tuesday night prior to the Utah Jazz’s game against the Golden State Warriors.
Instead, it might’ve helped Simmons’ case.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 11, 2018
Let’s take a look at that definition.
Rookie [roo k-ee]
An athlete playing his or her first season as a member of a professional sports team.
The key word here is “playing.” According to Simmons’ stats, he did not “play” a single game last season when he was supposed to be a rookie.
Mitchell basically “played” himself.
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) April 11, 2018
Here’s how Simmons responded to Mitchell’s sweatshirt.
Ben Simmons fires back after hearing about Donovan Mitchell's hoodie.
He says he won't be wearing a sweatshirt tomorrow. 🍿 pic.twitter.com/tXMmcx73DS
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) April 11, 2018