Well, folks. We’ve officially reached the point of the NBA calendar when Pro-Am disputes are the most interesting thing in basketball.
The two players whose beef caught our attention over the weekend were 2022 NBA All-Star Dejounte Murray and 2022 NBA Draft No. 1 overall pick Paolo Banchero.
Murray and Banchero are both from Seattle and spent this weekend competing in Isaiah Thomas’ “Zeke-End” tournament in nearby Tacoma. Fans witnessed a preview of a potential Eastern Conference Southeast Division rivalry as Murray represents the Hawks and Banchero represents the Magic.
Emotions ran high, however, and things started to feel a bit intense on the court before eventually carrying over onto social media. Below is a summary of what happened in case you may have missed it on your timeline Sunday night.