Matisse Thybulle's agent goes off with hilarious statement on Sixers rookie's Rising Stars snub


Sixers rookie Matisse Thybulle learned Friday that he wasn't chosen for the NBA's Rising Stars game, a showcase during All-Star Weekend that highlights the best rookies and second-year players in the league. 

We don't know, just yet, how Thybulle feels about the snub, but, thanks to a statement via Yahoo Sports's Chris Haynes, we sure know how Thybulle's agent Eric Goodwin feels.

It's a no-punches-held doozy of a statement:

Excuse me, but can you say that word in a statement? Is that allowed?

This feels like a statement you might've written after being left off your high school's freshman team, not a statement you'd expect to read from an agent of an NBA player in 2020. But we're so, so glad Goodwin decided to roll with it.

You know he meant it, too, because here's how things probably went down: Goodwin probably sent the statement to Haynes in full. Haynes probably texted back and said, 'Hey, Eric, it's probably auto-correct but your statement has an all-caps curse word. Should I fix that?' Goodwin probably then texted back, 'Keep it.' 

And then, well, the rest is history.

For what it's worth, it's extremely unlikely that Thybulle himself signed off on this statement. He's an angel, and we're very sorry he wasn't selected to the Rising Stars game.

This is a welcome return to form for the Sixers, who were once upon a time the premier source for Very Silly Stuff in the NBA. It's reminiscent of the great former beef between Joel Embiid and Hassan Whiteside, and Embiid's similarly-worded assessment of Whiteside's performance.

In fact, now that you mention it, I'm not sure Embiid didn't ghost-write this statement himself. Hmm.

In any case, more curse words and more angry agent statements in the NBA this decade, please and thank you.

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