“NBA is back being an American league” – Ex-Lakers star accused of xenophobia after controversial tweet on Nikola Jokic exit from playoffs

Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets have been eliminated from the NBA playoffs by the Minnesota Timberwolves and their star man, Anthony Edwards.


“NBA is back being an American league” – Ex-Lakers star accused of xenophobia after controversial tweet on Nikola Jokic exit from playoffs

Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic and Nick Young

The NBA has seen many contentious debates about players, coaches, and even analysts at various points. These takes somewhat often trigger the NBA community towards a certain player or a coach who is involved in a controversial situation.

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Recently, former NBA player Nick Young also made the headlines for all sorts of unwanted reasons. Young claimed on social media that the NBA is back to being an American league just after the Denver Nuggets and their star player, Nikola Jokic, got knocked out by the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 7. 

This post made by Young on X (formerly Twitter) angered many NBA fans around the world. This also sends the message that Young, the former Los Angeles Lakers player, is a huge admirer of Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards.

The Americans are back baby the NBA is back abeing a American league.
Nick Young wrote on X (formerly Twitter)

This post has surely created a lot of noise in the NBA community, with many claiming Jokic to still be the best player in the NBA.

On the sports side of things, the Minnesota Timberwolves created NBA history during their Game 7 against the Denver Nuggets at the Ball Arena. The Timberwolves came back from being 20 points down in the 3rd quarter and won the game with a lead of 8 points. 

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Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, and Karl Anthony-Towns were key offensive contributors for the Timberwolves in Game 7. In their historic comeback victory over the Nuggets, Edwards got 16 points, and McDaniels and Towns both dropped 23 points.

Disappointed: Fans react to Nick Young’s controversial tweet

After the Minnesota Timberwolves and their star player Anthony Edwards knocked out the Denver Nuggets, Nick Young seemed ecstatic. He quickly posted on X to share his views on the league, and his post did not go unnoticed by the NBA community.

Many NBA fans around the world took to X (formerly Twitter) to share their views towards Young’s post on X (formerly Twitter) and were disappointed with his take.

Nick, please get a job.
One fan wrote on X (formerly Twitter)

Sharing a wide spectrum of reactions online, check out some of the reactions below:

On the contrary, the Denver Nuggets and their star player, Nikola Jokic, have been sent home early in the NBA playoffs. Jokic performed brilliantly but received less support from his teammates in a do-or-die game, which resulted in their elimination from the NBA playoffs.

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