Patriots' Matthew Judon wrecks Micah Parsons on Twitter over 'bandwagon' NBA fandom
By Jerry Trotta
The Dallas Cowboys just wrapped rookie minicamp and are currently gearing up for offseason workouts on May 22. Micah Parsons won't participate in the voluntary team workouts as he bulks up to enhance his strength as a defensive end.
Dan Quinn has since thrown cold water on Parsons' position change, but he was likely just posturing to keep the league guessing.
Though Parsons has been away from the team, sevreal of his offseason workouts have gone viral on social media. When the two-time All-Pro isn't participating in vigorous workouts, though, he's been a regular at NBA playoff games.
Cowboys fans might recall Parsons taking heat on Twitter for donning a Tyrese Maxey jersey while sitting courtside at 76ers vs Celtics.
On Wednesday, Parsons made his way to TD Garden for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Celtics and Heat. Parsons caught up with Celtics star Jayson Tatum before tipoff and asked for his jersey. Tatum obliged, but not before calling out the sack machine for repping Boston's rival just a week ago.
Jayson Tatum, Matthew Judon call out Cowboys star Micah Parsons over Celtics jersey
That's fair game from Tatum.
Parsons can't be switching up his basketball allegiances based on the city he's in on game night. The Cowboys star is running the risk of being called a bandwagon fan, and Patriots Pro Bowler Matthew Judon wasted no time taking aim at Parsons' fandom after he stumbled across Bleacher Report's post.
At a cellular level, Parsons is just a massive sports fan living the dream of collecting jerseys of his favorite players. That doesn't change the optics of his NBA playoff tour, however, and he crossed a sacred line by asking for Tatum's No. 0 jersey days after repping Maxey, who plays for Boston's foremost rival in the 76ers.
While Judon admittedly wrecked Parsons in the above tweet, the 30-year-old doubled down by calling Parsons worse than noted bandwagon fan, Drake.
Wow. Judon didn't let Parsons' joke breath for a minute.
Before Judon's savage reply, Parsons cleverly threw shade at the Eagles fans who proclaimed on social media that he wanted to play in Philly just because he wore a Maxey jersey. Similarly, Parsons isn't clamoring to play for Bill Belichick, but that's not what folks are talking about.
The good news? The Cowboys and Patriots will lock horns in Week 4 in Dallas, so Parsons and Judon can settle their apparent beef on the field.