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General information

Theme
Current
Position
SF
Added
Release
Height
6'8" (203cm)
Weight
226lbs (102kg)
Age
29
From
Butler
Dynamic Duo
82 Kyrie Irving
Plays
P&R Wing 3 PT Handoff Isolation

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Gordon Hayward emerald card

81 Overall

77 Outside scoring +4

  • 78 Open shot mid +5
  • 74 Contested shot mid +6
  • 74 Off dribble shot mid
  • 79 Open shot 3pt +5
  • 77 Contested shot 3pt +5
  • 63 Off dribble shot 3pt
  • 90 Shot IQ
  • 78 Free throw
  • 88 Offensive consistency

68 Inside scoring

  • 76 Shot close
  • 87 Standing layup
  • 84 Driving layup +4
  • 34 Standing dunk
  • 69 Driving dunk
  • 34 Contact dunk
  • 75 Draw foul +5
  • 51 Post control
  • 34 Post hook
  • 58 Post fadeaway
  • 84 Hands

72 Athleticism

  • 78 Speed
  • 74 Acceleration
  • 70 Vertical
  • 37 Strength
  • 95 Stamina
  • 79 Hustle
  • 75 Overall durability

67 Playmaking

  • 74 Speed with ball +3
  • 70 Ball control
  • 68 Passing accuracy
  • 59 Passing vision
  • 72 Passing IQ

64 Defending +1

  • 75 On-ball defense IQ
  • 49 Low post defense IQ
  • 66 Help defense IQ
  • 73 Pick & roll defense IQ
  • 74 Lateral quickness
  • 51 Pass perception +5
  • 63 Reaction time
  • 54 Steal
  • 33 Block
  • 63 Shot contest
  • 68 Defensive consistency

51 Rebounding

  • 29 Offensive rebound
  • 57 Defensive rebound
  • 68 Boxout
  • 3061 Total attr. +38

Outside Scoring

Difficult Shots

Known for making tough shots off the dribble.

Inside Scoring

Playmaking

Athleticism

Defending

Rebounding

Personality

Alpha Dog

Team leader who takes it upon himself to lead his team to victory.

Clutch Performer

Steps his game up in big games and big moments.

Microwave

A player who heats up quicker than most.

Hardened

Will play through fatigue and injury without experiencing a severe drop in skill.

All-Time Great

Strives to be known as an all-time great.

Unpredictable

Can be erratic in his behavior.

Dunks

  • 40 Standing dunk
  • 70 Driving dunk
  • 30 Flashy dunk
  • 50 Alley-oop
  • 20 Putback dunk
  • 35 Crash

Layups

  • 30 Standing layup
  • 45 Driving layup
  • 50 Spin layup
  • 40 Hop step layup
  • 25 Euro step layup
  • 30 Floater

Jump shooting

  • 26 Step through shot
  • 43 Shot under basket
  • 30 Shot close
  • 3 Shot close left
  • 8 Shot close middle
  • 6 Shot close right
  • 65 Shot mid
  • 62 Spot up shot mid
  • 50 Off screen shot mid
  • 45 Shot 3pt
  • 45 Spot up shot 3pt
  • 50 Off screen shot 3pt
  • 36 Contested jumper mid
  • 68 Contested jumper 3pt
  • 40 Stepback jumper mid
  • 15 Stepback jumper 3pt
  • 45 Spin jumper
  • 10 Transition pull up 3pt
  • 25 Drive pull up 3pt
  • 45 Drive pull up mid
  • 20 Use glass

Drive setup

  • 75 Triple threat pump fake
  • 95 Triple threat jab step
  • 5 Triple threat idle
  • 75 Triple threat shoot
  • 10 Setup with sizeup
  • 10 Setup with hesitation
  • 30 No setup dribble

Driving

  • 65 Drive
  • 65 Spot up drive
  • 70 Off screen drive
  • 75 Drive right
  • 20 Driving crossover
  • 10 Driving spin
  • 30 Driving step back
  • 5 Driving half spin
  • 0 Driving double crossover
  • 5 Driving behind the back
  • 40 Driving dribble hesitation
  • 10 Driving in and out
  • 99 No driving dribble move
  • 65 Attack strong on drive

Freelance

  • 78 Shoot
  • 98 Touches
  • 20 Roll vs. pop
  • 35 Transition spot up
  • 0 Iso vs. elite defender
  • 20 Iso vs. good defender
  • 40 Iso vs. average defender
  • 65 Iso vs. poor defender
  • 40 Play discipline

Post game

  • 40 Post up
  • 0 Post shimmy shot
  • 30 Post face up
  • 15 Post back down
  • 15 Post aggressive backdown
  • 75 Shoot from post
  • 4 Post hook left
  • 9 Post hook right
  • 59 Post fade left
  • 77 Post fade right
  • 0 Post up and under
  • 0 Post hop shot
  • 35 Post step back shot
  • 20 Post drive
  • 0 Post spin
  • 0 Post drop step
  • 0 Post hop step

Passing

  • 50 Dish to open man
  • 15 Flashy pass
  • 30 Alley oop pass

Defense

  • 70 Pass interception
  • 65 Take charge
  • 19 On-ball steal
  • 66 Contest shot
  • 17 Block shot
  • 33 Foul
  • 35 Hard foul

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Best white boy in the league
That's all you need to know

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I still don't see how Curry is not white

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Neither of his parents are white
Therefore, he is not white

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Hayward gonna go off this year

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If by go off you mean off the court, good prediction.

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You played yourself

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WAS gonna go off LAST year

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white boi can ball

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- white boi

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I'll send you a picture of me rn

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only 34 contact dunk wtf 2k

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That's not only incorrect but also tasteless

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Watch this play tbh:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAqd1Us88S0

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C'mon Kiefer. Have some respect for the man.

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i thought you were pro-white

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Prayers and thoughts for this man. All the work leading up to his exciting debut and it all went to waste. Hope he gets better soon. I really do.
#PrayForHayward

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they did him dirty on these stats!

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The real white mamba. Dont @ me

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Hope he makes a full recovery. #Haywardstrong

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#PrayForHayward

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#PRAYFORHAYWARD

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I honestly think his injury was harder to look at than Livingston's injury. Jesus Christ man I thought he had to get his leg amputated. I have all hope in Marcus Smart to fill in the starting spot for Hayward though. Good luck to the Celtics and Hayward...

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My second favourite team: Heat
Third favourite team: Jazz
One of my least fav teams: Celtics

Why Hayward?

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ik it's late and I was watching the game live...
But RIP LEG

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Praying for Hayward tho

3

Gordon Daniel Hayward[1] (born March 23, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball at Butler University for two seasons where he led his team to a runner-up finish in the 2010 NCAA Tournament his sophomore season.[2] He was selected by the Utah Jazz with the ninth overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft. Hayward was named an NBA All-Star for the first time in 2017.

Contents [hide]
1 Early years and high school
2 College career
2.1 College statistics
3 Leaving for the NBA
4 Professional career
4.1 Utah Jazz (2010–2017)
4.2 Boston Celtics (2017–present)
5 NBA career statistics
5.1 Regular season
5.2 Playoffs
6 Personal life
7 References
8 External links
Early years and high school
Hayward attended Brownsburg High School in Brownsburg, Indiana. As a senior in the 2007–08 season, Hayward was named first team All-State and led Brownsburg to the Indiana Class 4A state championship. In the 4A state title game, Hayward hit the game-winning layup at the buzzer to defeat Marion High School 40–39.[3] Hayward averaged 18.0 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game as a senior.[4]

Hayward's unusual skill set was largely the result of his father's misconception about his future growth.[5] Gordon Scott Hayward, Hayward's father, is 5'10" (1.78 m). Hayward's mother, Jody, is the same height. According to sports commentator Pat Forde, Hayward's father "continually pushed his son to develop a guard's skill set," believing he was destined to be of average size.[5] Forde refers to Hayward as "The guy who learned how to play like a guard but now has the size of a power forward."

Hayward's first appearance in the sports pages was not in basketball, but in tennis. Hayward and his twin sister, Heather, were featured in a regional edition of the Indianapolis Star when they played mixed doubles together at the Indiana State Open in 2005. Heather had already played #1 singles for her high school team, and Gordon would follow in his sister's footsteps the next year. At the time, they hoped to attend Purdue University, their parents' alma mater.[6] Although Gordon's first love was basketball, he would later recall, "I looked at the future and figured playing basketball in college wasn't realistic."[6] In fact, as a 5'11" (1.80 m) freshman, he seriously considered quitting basketball entirely to focus on tennis; his mother persuaded him to stay with the sport one more year.[1]

The twins' plans changed when the younger Gordon underwent an unexpected growth spurt. He shot up to 6'4" as a sophomore and two years after he almost abandoned basketball, he had grown to 6'7" (2.01 m); he reached 6'8" (2.03 m) as a senior,[5][6] and reportedly added another inch at Butler (though the NBA lists him at 6'8").[5] He would soon have profiles on recruiting websites in both tennis and basketball. Gordon ultimately received three scholarship offers: one from nearby IUPUI, another from Purdue, and one from Butler. Ultimately he chose Butler because the Bulldogs' 6:30 am practices would not interfere with his planned major of computer engineering, and because Heather would be able to play tennis there.[1] While he verbally committed to Butler as a junior, he skipped AAU basketball during the following summer because he wanted to put in enough tennis practice to contend for a state high school title in his senior year. He had a 26–3 record in singles that year, but lost in the state tournament.

College career
Hayward unexpectedly made an instant impact in his freshman year (2008–09). Butler had lost four starters from a 30-win season and were picked fifth in the Horizon League.[7] However, the Bulldogs went 26–5 and won the Horizon League. Hayward averaged 13.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game and was named Horizon Newcomer of the Year and first team All-Conference.

In the offseason, Hayward was selected to Team USA for the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand. Playing for Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon, Hayward was a surprise star for the Championship squad, averaging 10 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. At the conclusion of the tournament, Hayward was named to the "All-Star Five" of the event, with teammate Tyshawn Taylor.[8]

After raising his profile in the FIBA tournament, Hayward was named to numerous preseason All-America teams, and was a preseason candidate for the Wooden Award and the Naismith Award prior to the 2009–10 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. He was also named preseason All-Horizon League.

During the 2009–10 season, Hayward was the only player to finish in the Horizon League's top five in both scoring and rebounding; he was also in the league's top 10 in field goal percentage, free throw percentage, blocked shots, offensive rebounding, defensive rebounding (in which he led the league), and minutes per game.[9] At the end of the regular season, he was named the Horizon League Player of the Year.[10] Hayward was also named a third-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American.[11] In the NCAA Tournament, Hayward was named the MVP of the West Region as he led Butler to the National Championship game. In the championship game against Duke, he barely missed a game-winning, buzzer-beating, half-court shot, which hit the backboard and rim, and would have given Butler its first NCAA championship.[12]

College statistics
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Butler 32 32 32.7 .479 .448 .815 6.4 1.9 1.5 .9 13.1
2009–10 Butler 37 37 33.5 .464 .294 .829 8.2 1.7 1.1 .8 15.5
Career 69 69 33.1 .470 .369 .824 7.4 1.8 1.3 .9 14.4
Leaving for the NBA
When Hayward first emerged as a star at the World U-19s, and agents started leaving messages with his parents, they expressed both surprise and concern. His father felt unprepared for the process of counseling his son through the draft process, while his mother felt that their son was not yet spiritually ready to handle the temptations of the NBA and was not convinced that he was good enough to play in the league.[1] Eventually, his parents decided that his father would learn about the draft and his mother would "put it in the Lord's hands and pray about it".[13] While his father talked with agents and other players who had left early, Butler coach Brad Stevens talked with NBA scouts and general managers; both eventually came to the conclusion that Gordon Hayward was projected as a top-20 pick in the 2010 NBA draft even before Butler's NCAA tournament run.[13] As his parents left Lucas Oil Stadium after the NCAA final, they had one final exchange regarding their son's basketball future. His mother said, "If God wanted him to go to the NBA, he would have hit the shot," but his father responded, "What else is he going to do, get Butler all the way back to the final and hit the shot?"[13] Coincidentally, Butler did reach the national championship game the following year, but lost to the Connecticut Huskies.

On April 14, 2010, Hayward's father confirmed to the Indianapolis Star that his son would submit his name for consideration in the 2010 draft, but he would not immediately hire an agent.[14] While the younger Hayward was dividing his time between his final examinations and physical preparation, his father created a highly detailed two-page questionnaire that he gave to prospective agents. Mark Bartelstein, who survived his father's grilling and became Gordon Hayward's agent, would later say, "It was the most incredibly thorough process I've been through in 25 years. His parents didn't want to leave any stone unturned."[13]

Hayward had until May 8 to withdraw from the draft and retain his college eligibility. However, on the day before the withdrawal deadline, he announced that he would stay in the draft and give up his remaining college eligibility. At the time he announced for the draft, he was widely expected to be selected in the top 20 picks, and that assessment did not change before the deadline. When announcing that he was leaving for the NBA, Hayward said that he planned to eventually complete his degree. On June 24, 2010, Hayward was selected as the ninth overall pick in the NBA draft by the Utah Jazz.[2] His hometown team, the Indiana Pacers, selected just one pick later but Hayward seemed happy about going to Utah. In an interview with Craig Sager he remarked "I know the players there (in Utah) play hard. That's what's going to be expected of me." Regarding not being drafted by the Pacers: "I'm just excited to go where I've gone. It was a dream to play for the Pacers growing up, but I think it was a dream of all little boys in Indiana. Just because you grew up watching them. But it was also a dream to play in the NBA. To be able to put on that Utah Jazz jersey will be something very special." Despite having needs in the front court, the Jazz picked Hayward for his athleticism, ball handling skills, and versatility. Both Kevin O'Connor and Jerry Sloan commented that Hayward was a "very smart player that knew the game really well."

Professional career
Utah Jazz (2010–2017)
Hayward played in 72 games during his rookie season with the Utah Jazz, averaging 5.4 points per game and shooting 47 percent from three-point range. Early in the season, he played sparingly for the Jazz, but he earned more minutes later in the year and responded with strong play in the team's last few games. On April 5, 2011 he made several clutch plays in the final minutes of an 86–85 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Hayward finished with 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists, and his defense forced Lakers star Kobe Bryant into a terrible performance (7 turnovers and just 6-of-18 shooting from the floor).[15] Hayward finished the season with a 34-point game, a career high at the time, in a 107–103 win over the Denver Nuggets on April 13.[16]

On February 8, 2012, Hayward was selected to play in the 2012 Rising Stars Challenge. He was drafted to play for Team Chuck. In the game, Hayward recorded 14 points as Team Chuck won the game.[17]


Left to right: Trey Burke, Patrick Beverley, Enes Kanter, and Hayward
After the Jazz lost the majority of their offensive presence in Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson during the 2013 offseason, Hayward emerged as the Jazz's new offensive threat, putting up very impressive numbers most nights despite a very weak start to the 2013–14 season. On January 7, 2014, Hayward scored career-high 37 points in a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.[18]

After the 2013–14 season, Hayward became a restricted free agent. On July 10, 2014, Hayward received a four-year, $63 million offer sheet from the Charlotte Hornets.[19] On July 12, 2014, the Jazz matched the offer sheet, re-signing Hayward.[20] The following month, he was selected as a finalist for the 2014 USA Men's World Cup team roster,[21] but he did not make the final 12-man roster.[22]

On November 14, 2014, Hayward scored a season-high 33 points in 102–100 win over the New York Knicks.[23]

On January 18, 2016, Hayward scored a season-high 36 points in a 124–119 double overtime loss to the Charlotte Hornets.[24] That same day, he was named a finalist for 2016 Olympic Men's Team.[25] He ultimately withdrew his name from selection due to "family obligations".[26]

On October 7, 2016, Hayward suffered a fracture of the fourth finger on his left hand,[27] and missed the first six games of the 2016–17 season as a result. He made his season debut on November 6, scoring an equal game-high 28 points in a 114–109 win over the New York Knicks.[28] On January 26, he was named a Western Conference All-Star reserve for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, marking the first All-Star selection of his career while also becoming the first Jazz player to be named an All-Star since Deron Williams in 2011.[29] On February 9, 2017, he scored a season-high 36 points in a 112–105 overtime loss to the Dallas Mavericks.[30] On March 2, 2017, he scored a career-high 38 points in a 107–100 loss to the Indiana Pacers.[31] He set a new career high on April 7, 2017, scoring 39 points in a 120–113 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.[32] On April 21, 2017, in Game 3 of the Jazz's first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Hayward scored a career-high 40 points in a 111–106 loss. Hayward's 21 first-quarter points in Game 3 was a franchise playoff record for any one quarter.[33] In Game 7 of the series on April 30, Hayward scored 26 points as the Jazz eliminated the Clippers with a 104–91 victory, closing out the first-round series 4–3 to earn the franchise's first postseason victory since 2010.[34] The Jazz went on to lose in the second round to the Golden State Warriors in 4 games.

Boston Celtics (2017–present)
On July 4, 2017, Hayward announced via The Players' Tribune that he would sign with the Boston Celtics.[35] On July 14, he signed with the Celtics[36] to a reported four-year, $128 million contract.[37] On October 17, 2017, Hayward suffered a fractured tibia and dislocated ankle in his left leg less than six minutes into the Celtics' regular-season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He landed awkwardly on the hardwood after an attempted alley-oop off a pass from Kyrie Irving, causing his leg to collapse underneath his weight.[38][39]

NBA career statistics
Legend
GP Games played GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high
Regular season
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Utah 72 17 16.9 .485 .473 .711 1.9 1.1 .4 .3 5.4
2011–12 Utah 66 58 30.5 .456 .346 .832 3.5 3.1 .8 .6 11.8
2012–13 Utah 72 27 29.2 .435 .415 .827 3.1 3.0 .8 .5 14.1
2013–14 Utah 77 77 36.4 .413 .304 .816 5.1 5.2 1.4 .5 16.2
2014–15 Utah 76 76 34.4 .445 .364 .812 4.9 4.1 1.4 .4 19.3
2015–16 Utah 80 80 36.2 .433 .349 .824 5.0 3.7 1.2 .3 19.7
2016–17 Utah 73 73 34.5 .471 .398 .844 5.4 3.5 1.0 .3 21.9
2017–18 Boston 1 1 5.0 .500 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 2.0
Career 516 408 31.3 .444 .368 .820 4.2 3.4 1.0 .4 15.7
All-Star 1 0 17.3 .571 .000 .000 1.0 2.0 4.0 .0 8.0
Playoffs
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012 Utah 4 4 30.6 .182 .083 1.000 2.8 3.0 .8 .0 7.3
2017 Utah 11 11 37.3 .441 .412 .934 6.1 3.4 .9 .3 24.1
Career 15 15 35.6 .403 .363 .946 5.2 3.3 .9 .2 19.6

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Ay my boii love the Wikipedia

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I pray for his family. God why did you do this WHYYYYYYYYYYYY

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I feel so sorry for him.... :(

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#prayforhayward

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that was terrible my friend cried and i puked
pray4Hayward

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it hurts as a celtics fan as there was so much hype for the new team. Now one of the major pieces is gone. I still have hope in Brown and Tatum, both looked great and may contribute. for now looks like next season the celtics will be full strength, plus also I hope they go for AD

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Felling bad for this man

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Rip Baseline Seats...

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Pray for Hayward, i wanted to cry tbh. It happened way to early in the season. It was just an unfortunate injury for Hayward, and it was no ones fault. I feel so bad for him, no player, especially him should have to go through that. He will come back stronger next season.

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I may be a cavs fan, but s/o and prayers to Hayward for a full recovery and a better next season.

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has nothing to do with being a cavs fan just wish him good

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it does u tard celtics are like cavs main rivals

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so we cant wish he gets back healthy?

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well it would lower ur chances of making the finals so why would u

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why do u follow me

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cuz ur the best user on the site

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no i mean follow me around lol

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cuz ur my best friend

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Gordon here's a positive... You made 32 million dollars in 5 minutes

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People who drafted him in Fantasy are probably on suicide watch right now.

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You guys think he's gonna pull a Dwight Howard or a Paul George?

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oh they updated it

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i masturbated to his injury like 28 times

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#pray for Hayward I can't believe a foot can turn that way!

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99 Fractured Ankle

In all seriousness, I hope he makes a full recovery. #Prayward

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hope his hand gets better

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Haha get injured you fucking milkman!

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or i hope you get injured

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Fucking asshole.

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thats tough

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wearing that jersey he knows he shoulda stayed in utah

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thats not cool

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What did he say

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Not even funny bro

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retard autistic im not even celtics fan and thats stupid

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? i can't even call his comment stupid

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The new KD snake, he did us Utah fans dirty, "
THESE BITCHES AINT LOYAL" - Rudy Gobert 2017

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Nigga he got with Kyrie bruh he gonna ball up on yall niggas