Gordon Hayward is the farthest thing from loyal — if you’re asking his former Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert.
Hayward ended his drawn-out free agency saga on Tuesday by officially leaving Utah to join up with former college coach Brad Stevens in Boston. That, of course, prompted a vitriolic response from Gobert, who chose an interesting way to diss his former teammate — with a little help from singer Chris Brown.
Gobert’s frustration with Hayward is understandable — the two did spend four seasons in Utah together, after all — so the need to vent is unsurprising. And honestly, is there a better way to do that than with spouting off a line of lyrics from Brown’s hit song “Loyal”?
Of course, Gobert isn’t the only player reacting to Hayward’s move — former Jazz member Trey Lyles also offered his take (after he was traded to the Nuggets on draft night):
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