Markelle Fultz Laughs off Amari Cooper Trolling
I didn’t expect to see a Dallas Cowboys receiver mock a 76ers guard on a nationally televised Thanksgiving Day game, but here we are.
Amari Cooper, who looked like the second coming of Jerry Rice yesterday, scored a touchdown to put Dallas up 16 to 13, then gathered his teammates and pretended to shoot a free throw, bouncing the ball between his hands ala Markelle Fultz from last week:
Amari Cooper trolling Fultz with the FT celly 😳
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 22, 2018
That’s it, right? There’s no coming back from that.
Unless you’re Markelle, who retweeted a video of the celebration and laughed it off, after the jump:
Markelle Fultz is a good sport about it 😂. Respect! https://t.co/UjoL9S9WQW
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) November 23, 2018
Markelle did something similar when people were ripping the three-point shot that hit the side of the rim a few weeks back, commenting on an Instagram post with a smiley-face emoji and laughing along with everybody else.
For what it’s worth, Cooper gave a strange explanation when asked about the celebration:
“I don’t know him,” said Cooper, who made the shot. “I just thought it would be a cool thing to do. I don’t really watch the NBA like that until playoff time. But I’ve seen a couple highlights of him doing it.”
“I really just thought about it on the fly during this game,” Cooper said. “I was like, ‘If I score, I’ll maybe do that.’ I couldn’t really think of anything else on the fly. … I just made sure I shot the ball far enough to make the free throw.”
Huh? It would just be a “cool thing to do?” Maybe he missed the part where Fultz was universally panned for putting up a couple of free throws with that wonky routine. If he’s not ripping Markelle he’s at least trolling him here.
Anyway, Cooper looked amazing last night while the Eagles are having trouble integrating Golden Tate.
Happy Black Friday.