After sharing his opinion on forward Jaylen Brown — and spewing out a fair amount of trash talk — Pistons center Andre Drummond riled up Celtics fans this weekend.
The drama started when Drummond replied to an Instagram user who wrote, “Jaylen Brown is what the Pistons thought Stanley [Johnson] was going be lol.”
“Exactly….” Drumond wrote back. “Stanley is better.”
Johnson, a forward out of Arizona, was drafted a year prior to Brown. He started 50 games and averaged 8.7 points and 3.7 rebounds with the Pistons last season. Brown, on the other hand, surpassed Johnson in both stat categories, averaging 14.5 points and 4.9 rebounds in 70 games with the Celtics. Boston also advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals, while Detroit did not qualify for the playoffs.
Despite backlash from Celtics fans, Drummond did not back down from his claim.
“I’ll defend my brother forever,” he tweeted. “I’m sure Jaylen is the same about his family. I respect his game to the fullest. He’s cold as ice, but I’m always rocking with my brother.”
“I never said Jaylen was a bad player,” he said in a separate tweet. “I’m actually a fan of his. BUT like I said earlier, I’m rocking with my little brother.”
As Twitter users continued to pile on Drummond for his opinion, the 6-foot-11 center responded to the criticism with several laughing emojis.
“I struck some nerves today,” he wrote on Twitter. “Y’all salty over MY OPINION. And I still stand by it.”
Y’all mad😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/lQb9vA0j0H
— Andre Drummond (@AndreDrummond) July 22, 2018
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