London Perrantes’ savage reply to Shannon Sharpe on Twitter
As most hoops fans know by now, the Cavs made wholesale changes to their roster before Thursday’s trade deadline, which left them a bit short-handed for Friday’s game in Atlanta. As a result, the team decided to call up two players from the Canton Charge (Cleveland’s G League affiliate) — John Holland and London Perrantes.
Sharpe sent out a confused tweet, saying:
“Who da F*** is 15 for the Cavs? Cavs pulling mofo’s out the stands now.”
Obviously, Sharpe is unfamiliar with Perrantes’ game. The former University of Virginia standout has started in 30 games for the Charge this season, averaging 11.9 points, 7.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 36.4 minutes per game. Friday marked his second appearance with the Cavs, and he managed to record his first NBA assist.
— Charge Nation (@Charge_Nation) February 10, 2018
Perrantes, now 23 years of age, decided to respond to Sharpe’s tweet with a bit of humor.
Lol One of the last ones standing 🤷🏽♂️ https://t.co/oIUvtmF2P2
— London Perrantes (@London_Tyus) February 10, 2018
The Cavs, now the third-ranked team in the Eastern Conference standings with a 32-22 overall record, went on to defeat the Hawks on Friday night, 123-107.
Kyle Korver led all Cleveland scorers with 30 points (season-high) three rebounds, and two blocks. LeBron James recorded 22 points, 19 assists (career-high), and 12 rebounds — his 65th career triple-double performance, 10th of this season. Rookie Cedi Osman had the best game of his young career, scoring 16 points, six rebounds, five assists, and three steals in his first starting gig.
The Cavs will be back in action on Sunday afternoon, as they’re scheduled to face the Boston Celtics inside TD Garden at 3:30 p.m. EST. with ABC having live broadcast coverage.