It’s hard to do better than hitting a game-winner. Taking to social media to bask in it by talking trash to your critics is a pretty good way to try, though.
That’s exactly what Georgia State’s D’Marcus Simonds did after making a go-ahead layup in the final second of the Panthers’ 74-73 win over Louisiana-Monroe as his winner came under scrutiny for extra steps.
Simonds, it turns out, wouldn’t really disagree.
Admitting you got away with cheating and to more than you were accused of AND calling yourself GOAT because of it is an excellent troll job, as are these two.
Beautiful. The best part of the whole deal, though, is that apparently the play had one Warhawk fan so incensed, he actually CAME ON TO THE FLOOR, which triggered both benches to clear. From the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
“As the Louisiana-Monroe fans argued for a traveling violation on Simonds, one fan was so upset that he came onto the court, which initiated a bench-clearing scuffle between the teams as they headed back to the locker room. Several players, including Simonds and (Malik) Benlevi for Georgia State, had to be held back by members of the coaching staffs.”
I gotta start watching more Sun Belt basketball.