It doesn’t really come as a complete surprise that some Milwaukee Bucks fans have started bringing out the pitchforks on new head coach Adrian Griffin after just four games played. The Bucks haven’t looked good at all, and someone has to take the blame.
Despite the fact that it’s still way too early in the season, some supporters are already jumping on the Griffin hate train.
Fans Turning on Damian Lillard
It’s not just Griffin who’s been receiving a lot of stick of late — particularly after Milwaukee’s brutal 130-111 blowout loss against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. As it turns out, the fans are also beginning to hate on Damian Lillard:
I love how everyone acted like Dame had a resume of being a big time winning player lmao. A lot of dudes will avg 30 a night when you don't have any pressure to compete or play defense and you can force any shot you want
— Crypto Degen (@Crypto_D3G3N) November 2, 2023
Lmaoooo this exactly why Portland defense was bad
— W (@dtownwillie) November 2, 2023
Thts on Giannis
man is playing drop when no one is rolling just watches the dude pull the open middy
— ZeroNS (@ZeroNSSS) November 2, 2023
Everyone was celebrating when dame drop 39 against the sixers but forgot they only won by 1 and that was without harden and their defense suck and has a new coach
— MXCHAEL (@M2Semple) November 2, 2023
mans is fighting for his life 😂
— ⚡️💥 (@jashoops) November 2, 2023
🤣🤣guys traded for a cone in defense.
— el shaddai. (@d_kananura) November 2, 2023
It’s no secret that defense isn’t Dame’s strong suit. However, the naysayers have been more than happy to point this out now that they feel that Lillard has been utterly exposed.
Do Milwaukee Bucks Miss Jrue Holiday?
In case you were living under a rock, the major piece the Bucks had to give up in order to get their hands on Lillard was Jrue Holiday. The five-time All-Defense guard now plies his trade with the Boston Celtics, and they’ve had a pretty strong start to the season.
The same cannot be said for Lillard and the new-look Bucks. As such, the keyboard warriors are now calling out Milwaukee for their supposed mistake in letting Holiday go:
Almost like they miss holiday
— NetsFrequent 👑 (@NetsFrequent) November 2, 2023
gave up jrue’s defense for this btw 😭
— madison (@okayyklay) November 2, 2023
This is why its not always smart to give up what you have for someone like dame.
Dame is great but they took Jrue’s two way game for granted
— IM DAT GUY (@greatness_TBS) November 2, 2023
I still can't believe they traded Jrue. And I can't believe how short sighted virtually all of the basketball world is to suggest that Dame for Jrue improved the team overall. It's crazy how we undervalue defense. Stopping scoring matters.
— Sam Esfendiari is a prophet of the Point God. (@DubbsExMachina) November 2, 2023
To be clear, most, if not all of these tweets seem to come from non-Milwaukee supporters. These haters are just having a good old time watching the Bucks struggle so early on in the season.
At this point, I’m pretty sure real Bucks fans are quietly keeping their receipts.
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