Did Zach LaVine say "f**k me" after Timberwolves drafted him? [VIDEO]
With the 13th pick in last night's NBA draft, the Timberwolves selected Zach LaVine, a raw but talented 6-5 19-year-old who spent one season at UCLA.
LaVine made quite a first impression with Minnesotans by muttering what appeared to be "fuck me" moments after his name was called out.
Here's a Vine:
And here's the full ESPN video of the selection, featuring this comment from Bill Simmons: "I think he's kinda bummed out he's going from L.A. to Minnesota, just reading his face right now":
Then, as if that weren't bad enough:
Zach Lavine says "Minnesota is a great town." Not a bad state, either.
-- Brian Mahoney (@briancmahoney) June 27, 2014
LaVine, for what it's worth, says he meant no disrespect toward Minnesota or the Timberwolves organization -- in fact, he says he meant exactly the opposite.
(For more, click to page two.)
Asked if "fuck me" represented his feelings about moving to Minneapolis during a conference call with reporters, LaVine said, "No, man, I'm completely ecstatic."
"I can't be more happy," he continued. "I'm a very emotional person. I might have uttered something completely wrong, but I put my head down, thanked God, kissed my mom, kissed my dad. I can't believe this is happening to me right now..."
In any event, the Wolves didn't draft LaVine for his knowledge of geography or public relations skills. They drafted him to play basketball. And on that note, here's highlight videos of him doing that rather impressively at UCLA:
And during his pre-draft workouts:
Still, a draft pick saying "fuck me" immediately after being selected -- could anything be more Timberwolvsian?
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