Mike Conley Gets Mocked By NBA Fans For ‘City Of Utah’ Tweet Following Trade To The Jazz

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Full disclosure: You put a gun to my head and give me a blank map and ask me to locate every state on the map with their capitals, tell my mother I love her and my brother can have the stash of porn mags under my childhood bed because I’m as good as gone. I still don’t know how to spell Cinicinatti Cincinnatti Cincinnati and I have relatives there. Who the fuck does Albany think it is to claim ownership over the capital of New York while New York City has the 90% of the state’s population?

But the good thing about working on the internet for a living is that you can masquerade as woke and enlightened while exposing the failures of others. I think that makes me a coward. I guess my dad was right.

In any event, one of the biggest splashes of free agency thus far occurred today when the Memphis Grizzlies shipped off Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz in exchange Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver Jae Crowder, the 23rd pick in tomorrow’s NBA Draft and a future first-round pick.

Conley, who averaged a career high in points last season with a shade under 21, evidently doesn’t know too much about the place he’s going. In a since-deleted tweet, the 31-year-old point guard thanked the city he spent his entire 12-year career in before sharing his excitement for a city that’s actually a state.

Coincidentally, Conley’s new teammate, Donovan Mitchell, engaged in a spat with a Twitter troll last week and ripped him for making the exact same mistake.

As expected, the internet did what it does.

Conley quickly deleted the tweet and defended his honor in a follow-up, but as we know, the internet never forgets.

Good luck to Mr. Conley with his upcoming season in the Republic of Utah.


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