Nick Young and Gilbert Arenas are two of the most outspoken players in NBA history. They have become famous for their interesting and funny takes on the internet, as well as their podcasts. They can roast people with extreme ease and recently we saw what happens when they go after each other.
Following Nate Robinson's brutal KO against Jake Paul, every NBA player wanted to make fun of him, including Young. Then, Arenas wanted to change things, writing an encouraging message for the 3x NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
"@naterobinson u went out there, u got knocked out and became and insist meme NOW get back in the lab, that ass whooping was no different then the first time u had to guard @theofficialai3 @starburymarbury @iambarondavis #ME we beat that ass and that didn't stop u from putting on that jersey 💯 a great ass whooping by someone is what makes a champion 🗣 lick ur wounds, watch what u did wrong, watch what u did right,adjust,study becuz it's never where u start it's where u finish 💯 u said u we're doing this for all the hoopers then u should know a real hooper bounce back game is litty🔥 (miss the free throws to win the game "everyone laughs" then hit they asses with the #51 #61 like @damianlillard 💯💯 🗣 @jakepaul run that shit back #nate had to get that first nut out the way "too excited" #holdat will be ready for round 2 #respectTheprocess #Teamnate"
While Robinson replied, thanking Arenas for his words, Young took things differently and went after Arena, roasting him for his infamous free throws in the 2006 NBA postseason against the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James.
"Gil after bron tap yo chest and made you miss them 2 free throws we been waiting for you to bounce back lol," Swaggy P wrote, roasting Arenas for that infamous moment.
In case you don't know, Young was talking about the two free throws Arenas missed in the 2006 playoffs. At the time, the Washington Wizards were up by 1 against the Cavs and Arenas went to the line with two free throws that could secure the game for the team. LeBron James told him that if he didn't make them, he was going to do it.
Arenas missed them and LeBron then found Damon Jones to give the Cavaliers the win and the series (4-2).