Hassan Whiteside is a bit of a Snapchat celebrity, if such a thing exists. From his infamous “ready are not” Snapchat story to his “new congrat” story, Whiteside has provided plenty of laughs for NBA fans whether he’s meant to or not, and he did it once again on Tuesday.
As the Kings prepared to leave for Los Angeles ahead of their matchup with the Clippers on Wednesday, Whiteside couldn’t help but notice Jabari Parker’s car. Unlike many NBA stars, Parker doesn’t have newest sports car, or even a luxury SUV. Instead, he appears to have an old school car — so old that Whiteside wasn’t sure what to make of it.
Hassan Whiteside was clowning Jabari Parker's whip— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 20, 2021
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Aside from Whiteside playfully teasing Parker, the one thing that stands out from this video is that Whiteside and Tyrese Haliburton seem to be carpool buddies. I guess that makes sense because Whiteside is one of the older guys on the team, but at the same time, is there a more odd rookie-vet pairing than Haliburton and Whiteside? What I’d give to be a fly in the cupholder of that car.
From around the kingdom
- Sports Illustrated’s NBA Draft analyst Jeremy Woo shared his thoughts on Haliburton, who’s emerged as one of the top rookies in his class despite the fact that he wasn’t even taken in the top-five. So why did Haliburton slip so far? Woo shares his intel on that as well, and it’s definitely worth a read.
- There’s good news and there’s bad news. The bad news is that Dan Favale of Bleacher Report named the Sacramento Kings as one of their seven biggest disappointments of the season so far. The good news is that they were seventh, and that someone had expectations for them at all!
- The Kings are bad on defense. Like, really bad. Like, historically bad, and Jack Maloney of CBS Sports outlined the numbers that have made up their historically bad defense on Saturday. It’s not for the faint of heart.
- De’Aaron Fox was recently on “All The Smoke” with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson. The one-hour interview is worth the listen.