NBA stars tweet sets off carnage

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 04:20:38 PM. THEY say bad things come in threes and for the Phoenix Suns that old saying couldn’t ring any more true.

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Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) pushes the ball up court as Portland Trail Blazers guard Shabazz Napier (6) signals for defensive help during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

THEY say bad things come in threes and for the Phoenix Suns that old saying couldn’t ring any more true.

After opening their season with three straight losses, at an average margin of 30.6 points, the Suns fired head coach Earl Watson.

Unfortunately for the Suns organisation, the main talking point from the weekend wasn’t from their firing, it came behind their marquee players not so subtle tweet.


Eric Bledsoe has been with the organisation for five seasons and having only recorded a winning record in one of those seasons (2013/14) has apparently pushed him to breaking point.

His name has been floated in possible trades for months and now that decision seems inevitable.

Team officials met with Bledsoe the day after the aforementioned tweet and general manager Ryan McDonough confirmed they had sent him home.

“We sent him home,” McDonough said.

Once the tweet surfaced, speculation spread like wildfire about the meaning behind and if potentially Bledsoe could be referencing something other than wanting out of Phoenix.

Sadly for the star guard, the excuse given to McDonough was not one that he believed to be factual.


“It wasn’t about the Suns or anything related to the Suns. He said he was at a hair salon with his girl and that he didn’t wanna be there anymore,” McDonough continued.

“I don’t believe that to be true. We thought about it and talked about it with owner Robert Sarver and my staff and Coach Triano and his staff and decided it’s what’s best for the organisation.”

Now it seems as though Bledsoe has played his final game for the Suns organisation with the general manager reportedly in active talks with several teams.

Bledsoe started his NBA career with the Los Angeles Clippers and after they lost star rookie Milos Teodosic to a plantar fascia injury, they could use his services.

And one of their players has openly started recruiting the unwanted player.


Despite the Suns tumultuous start to the season and Bledsoe looking like a player who had half a foot out the door, he still has averages of 15.7 points per game and three assists per game.

A player of Bledsoe’s talent will be a coveted signing for plenty of teams around the league and with a new place to call home, his season averages could skyrocket.

When the trade may happen is another story, for now however, Bledsoe has plenty of time to sit in the hair salon and get pretty for whoever his new suitor may be.

The Suns fourth game of the season will take place today at their home arena against the Sacramento Kings, but Bledsoe won’t be taking any part in the game.

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