It’s a given that when sports teams are eliminated in the playoffs, fans are apt to point fingers. But Chicago Bulls guard CJ WATSON is not only being criticized for his role in the Bulls’ first round loss to the 76ers, his life is being threatened.
A myriad of threats against Watson were directed at his @quietstorm_32 account on Twitter following Chigao’s 79-78 Game 6 loss:
The top-seeded Chicago Bulls were taken out in the first round of the playoffs by the young, upstart Philadelphia 76ers primarily due to injuries but had an opportunity to force Game 7 if not for point guard CJ Watson’s decision to pass the ball to poor foul shooting Omer Ashik in the closing seconds of Game 6…
An 80% free throw shooter, Watson could have ran out the clock or at worst, forced the Sixers to foul him. Instead Ashik, who shoots 45% from the line, missed two free throws and Andre Igoudala dropped two of his own FTs to clinch the series for Philly.
First of all, we shouldn’t give too much attention to a bunch of Twitter punks for tweeting asinine threats against Watson. That’s the one thing about Twitter: Any idiot can have a voice.
Secondly, instead of blaming Watson for his poor decision, how about putting some of that blame on Ashik himself for missing the free throws. Yes, he’s a poor shooter but you have to make shots. He had an outstanding game up to that point.
And what about Carlos Boozer? The Bulls starting power forward was on the sidelines with just 3 points in the waning minutes, clearly earning all of that $75 million salary that the Bulls pay him.
Plenty of blame to go around for Chicago. But threatening a player’s life over a basketball game is just sick. Some folks need to get in touch with reality.