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Marvin Bagley's attempts to defend his liked tweet only make things worse.

Marvin Bagley made a recent appearance on the Halfway Decent Podcast to discuss a variety of topics, including the incident a couple weeks ago when Marvin liked a tweet saying he needed out of Sacramento. Our own Brenden Nunes isolated the clip in question:

Bagley begins his defense by arguing that "it's my twitter" and "I can like whatever I choose or please".

Ok Marvin, that's perfectly fine. Nobody is arguing otherwise. But as a public figure, people are going to notice what you say or what you like and they will react to it. "It's my twitter I can do what I want" is the lame argument people use when they think the First Amendment shields them from getting fired.  You can say whatever you'd like, you can like whatever tweets you like, but people are going to react accordingly.

Bagley then goes on to say he liked it because he had just finished watching Trae Young drop 50 in the playoffs and Marvin is such a competitor that he just has to get there himself. This ignores the fact that Marvin Bagley was drafted second overall in a stacked draft class because the Kings wanted Marvin to help them get there! Bagley has had bad luck with injuries, but even when he's been on the floor he's failed to live up to his draft position. Liking a tweet saying you need out of Sacramento and then saying you only did it because you desperately want to make the playoffs means that Marvin has completely missed the point that he is a big reason why the Kings aren't in the playoffs.

It's not particularly hard for a player to spin this type of situation, especially when it's been nearly two weeks since it happened. Accept responsibility for your actions, or just don't say anything at all. The worst thing Bagley could have done is this interview. There was no sense in reigniting a discussion that was already done. There was no benefit to opening your mouth only to reinsert your foot.

At the end of the day, Bagley made a bad decision to try to defend himself and shirk any responsibility, and he did it poorly.

 

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deepshot22
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July 6, 2021 3:24 pm

Unless there is a significant trade in which Marvin MUST be a part of, make him play off the bench where he belongs and provides something!

Or just trade him straight for Bamba… I’m so broken that I don’t care…

SunBreakTheDawn
July 6, 2021 5:52 pm
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I’d be stoked for a Bamba Bagley trade

TheGrantNapear
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July 6, 2021 8:19 pm

Plenty of guys that need a change of scenery options, best of which is Mamba.
Knox is another one.

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July 6, 2021 11:00 pm
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Knox needs a change of league.

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July 7, 2021 3:51 pm

yes he does. How does G sound?
There have been guys who averaged 15 a game as a rookie and went on to star but not our Marvin. is it worth another try?

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July 7, 2021 1:48 pm
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Put him on the bench and use him situationally. The situation being no defense required and soft players defending him.

Every time he does something stupid, waste a time out to stop the game and invite him to sit back on the bench.

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July 6, 2021 3:26 pm

Not only is Marvin bad at playing defense in a basketball court, but he’s also bad at defending himself off the court! Sheesh! I guess Bagley is just bad at defense in general.

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Otis
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July 6, 2021 3:27 pm

The worst thing Bagley could have done is this interview. 

Is it though? I’m not convinced.

ichiban
July 6, 2021 3:28 pm

He’s doing everything he can except outright demanding a trade. He’s intentionally keeping this BS in the headlines. He needs to be gone draft night.

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July 6, 2021 3:30 pm

Injury report: Marvin Bagley, foot in mouth, day to day.

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