Well, that escalated quickly. Following the Blazers 112-109 win over his Grizzlies, Memphis forward Chandler Parsons took the time to jump on Twitter and take a shot at the Trail Blazers. It didn’t sit kindly with a certain Portland star.
It all started with a innocent, yet funny tweet from the Trail Blazers. A simple gif of Chandler Parsons air balling a three, with the words “To be fair, the NBA 3-point line is really, really far away from the basket.”
To be fair, the NBA 3-point line is really, really far away from the basket. pic.twitter.com/dHusI9cHcW— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) January 28, 2017
Even the greatest NBA player has the occasional air ball. It happens. What doesn’t always happen is what followed on Twitter after the game. Parson caught wind of the Blazers tweet, and took a shot. Unlike his air ball, this one hit its target.
good luck in the lottery show this year✊🏻— Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) January 28, 2017
Boom. The shot heard round the world, and heard very loudly in the ear of one CJ McCollum. The Blazers’ star guard wasted little time firing back at Parsons, and ended the argument rather quickly.
We hit the lottery by not signing you https://t.co/eSiBaNT061— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) January 28, 2017
For those who don’t remember, just last summer the Blazers reportedly offered Parsons a 4-year max deal, which Parsons turned down in favor of signing with the Memphis Grizzlies. Parson’s has dealt with injuries all season long, and has appeared in just 19 games for the Grizzlies.
Well, we thought the mic was dropped. Despite all his injuries, Parsons' thumbs seem to working just fine. Just when you thought it was over Parsons sent the ball right back into McCollum’s court.
stop it. Technically, I hit the lottery.— Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) January 28, 2017
This is where the fun started, as some other Blazers decided to chime in.
These tweets are for the ages. I think both participants should shake hands after this. I'm just speechless. Unbelievable https://t.co/fQ1FWboLDY— Evan Turner (@thekidet) January 28, 2017
Needless to say, fans blew up the Twitter world:
Chandler Parsons like... pic.twitter.com/zZOYSZw24F— Future Trail Blazers GM Swoosh McDuck (@SwooshMcDuck) January 28, 2017
CHRISTIAN JAMES MCCOLLUM pic.twitter.com/hgoDeNTW3E— J🏀HN🍕🌹🌊 (@pdxbrocialite) January 28, 2017
Too bad this was the final meeting of the year between these two teams. Here's to hoping they meet in the playoffs.