Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics fans share the Miami Heat’s interest in pending free agent Gordon Hayward plans this summer. A recent picture of Hayward’s wife holding their child has created rampant speculation in their respective cities.
Forgive them for they know not what they do to the internet pic.twitter.com/PhPgOrFTfk— Angie Treasure (@snark_tank) June 12, 2017
Robyn Hayward removed the picture from her Instagram account, but not before it caused quite a stir in the local media.
Robyn Hayward, the wife of Utah Jazz All-Star Gordon Hayward, posted a completely innocent picture on Instagram of her and her daughter Bernie snuggling with one another. However, NBA fans noticed a potentially subliminal message in the photo as the two-year-old was wearing a green shirt with a shamrock on it that read “Go Green” on the back.
Poor Robyn Hayward, wife of free agent-to-be Gordon Hayward, just wanted to post a photo of her holding her daughter. That's all she wanted to do.
But this is the NBA, and free-agency rumors are the only thing hotter than Draymond Green's takes on Cleveland's basketball intelligence. So when Robyn Hayward posted an Instagram photo with their daughter wearing a shamrock-clad shirt with the phrase, "Go Green" strewn across it, Twitter took this as a sure-fire sign that Gordon Hayward is going to sign with the Boston Celtics this summer. Logical.
If Mrs. Hayward wanted to send a free-agency message on Instagram, she probably would have done so with actual Celtics gear -- and she probably wouldn't have deleted the tweet. The coincidence is strange, I'll admit, and pretty funny, but everyone, including Hayward's adorable daughter, has a St. Patrick's Day t-shirt or two.
Now forgive me while I go wait for the photoshops of Hayward at Logan Airport to surface. Free agency starts July 1.
So when Gordon Hayward's wife, Robyn Hayward, posted Sunday night on Instagram a photo of their daughter wearing a "Go Green" shirt with a shamrock underneath — Jazz and Celtics fans alike went into a frenzy on social media.
Hayward deleted and later clarified the post with a screenshot of the shirt and caption that read: "For the record....I had got this shirt on sale for the girls because they had it in both their sizes ... It's a St. Patrick's Day shirt."
Jazz fans reacted accordingly with dismay, posting tweets like "I want to die," "Having a serious panic attack," and this:
"She knows EXACTLY what she's doin" pic.twitter.com/z9M1dwpk7U— Reagan Nickl (@reagan_nickl) June 12, 2017
For what it’s worth, there will be no shortage of speculations on possible player moves throughout the NBA this summer.