Immediately after hearing the news, Whiteside took to social media to claim, “We got shooters!” This was likely in reference to his new teammates in Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum.
Hassan Whiteside looks happy to be out of Miami… pic.twitter.com/bcQfw20tHu
— Heat Nation (@HeatNationCom) July 1, 2019
Heat fans weren’t thrilled to hear Whiteside’s comments, and the players of the team even took slight jabs at the big man for his outspoken comments.
WE GOT SHOOTERSSS * https://t.co/thIvN9HqF7
— Tyler Herro (@raf_tyler) July 23, 2019
After receiving all that backlash, not only has Whiteside decided to double down on his comments, but he has also decided to add to his now-famous mantra.
In response to the backlash he has received, Whiteside has decided to respond with, “We got shooters that can dribble!” Again, this is likely referencing his new backcourt teammates in McCollum and Lillard.
We’ll see how both Heat fans and players react to Whiteside’s latest jab.