NBA insider Shams Charania tweeted Tuesday that the NBA bubble’s snitch headline had received anonymous tips, and fans were quick to blame Chris Paul.
NBA fans quickly got Chris Paul‘s name trending on Twitter after The Athletic‘s Shams Charania reported that multiple anonymous tips had been placed into the league’s hotline meant to enforce protocol inside the Orlando bubble.
Fans immediately joked that the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard was to blame, and hilarity ensued. Stephen A. Smith Burner, a popular meme account on Twitter, kicked things off with a video of the ESPN personality.
Other fans quickly joined in, poking fun at Paul for his perceived reputation as a snitch.
While the jokes are entertaining, the NBA hopes that players will continue to use the anonymous hotline. Two players reportedly tested positive for coronavirus after entering the NBA bubble, and slowing the spread of the virus may be the only way for the league to finish its season.
However, NBA fans have certainly been waiting for the opportunity to joke about the anonymous hotline. When the league announced that it was use the hotline earlier in the summer, fans were quick to joke that Paul would be its most frequent user, and Tuesday’s news presented the perfect opportunity to make even more memes about it.
Fans should expect to see the same kinds of jokes for as long as the NBA season continues. With so much bad news surrounding the return of sports and the coronavirus pandemic, this kind of lighthearted and ultimately harmless humor will remind fans why they miss sports so much.
While Paul may not take kindly to the memes, he should expect to see much of the same as long as he is in Orlando, as fans on Twitter are sure to continue poking fun at the situation.