“Tristan Thompson needs to stop disrespecting Pop Smoke”: NBA Twitter has mixed feelings about the Kings center paying homage to the late rapper for Halloween

Samir Mehdi
|Published 01/11/2021

NBA Twitter calls out Tristan Thompson for dressing up as Pop Smoke for Halloween; say that he needs to stop disrespecting him. 

Halloween is celebrated in quite the grand fashion by North American athletes as they go all out for their outfits, regardless of whether or not they have a game coming up that same night. Tristan Thompson clearly understood that he could pull off one of the best costumes for Halloween 2021 and did so following a close loss against the Mavericks. 

Other players around the league also showed out last night as LeBron James dressed up as Freddie Krueger, Russell Westbrook as Chucky, Robin Lopez and his girlfriend as Batman and the Penguin, amongst many others. It’s clear that there was a considerable amount of effort put into these costumes.

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Tristan Thompson, though he didn’t dress up as a traditional horror movie villain, did go all out by paying homage to a late rapper. Safe to say that Twitter had mixed reactions to Thompson’s outfit. 

NBA Twitter reacts to Tristan Thompson dressing up as Pop Smoke. 

Tristan Thompson decided to suit for Halloween 2021 as the late New York based rapper, Pop Smoke, and in all honesty, he seemed to have pulled off the look for the most part. Of course, the former Cavalier does not have the voice to emulate Pop to a ‘T’ but visually, he looked bang on. 

NBA Twitter however, was not having it. They called out the Kings center for ‘disrespecting’ Pop Smoke and told him to never do it again.

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There were a few positive reactions to the outfit who claimed Tristan Thompson did in fact, pull off the outfit but the overwhelming disapproval seemed to tower over the scarce comments that commended his look. 

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Samir Mehdi

Samir Mehdi

Samir Mehdi is an NBA Editor at The Sportsrush. Ever since he was 13 years old, he’s been obsessed with the game of basketball. From watching Kobe Bryant’s highlights on YouTube to now, analyzing and breaking down every single game on League Pass, Samir’s passion for the game is unwavering. He's a complete basketball junkie who not only breaks down current games but also keenly watches ones from the 60s’ and 70s’ while also reading comprehensive books on the history of the league. Samir’s life revolves around basketball and he hopes that shows in his work. Aside from work, he loves to spend time in the gym and with his friends at social gatherings.

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