Celtics’ Dennis Schroder Drops a Self-Mocking Post Following Embarrassing Free Agency Outing

Published 09/16/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
Jan 13, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroder (17) smiles as he is introduced before the start of a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports


There are always two options in life. One, live in the past and curse the failures, or two, move on with head held high and again shoot for stars. Celtics guard Dennis Schroder is type two, eyeing for a comeback after a failed season and worsened contract economics.

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Last year, the German baller joined the Lakers in the hope to learn from LeBron James and have the greatest season of his career. However, everything happened oppositely. He played the most part in Bron’s absence, injured himself, lost a contract, and eventually exited the team. So now, he is all game for accepting his failures in style. 

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Dennis Schroder in a savagely self-mocking mode

The man became a meme material ever since he rejected the $84 million 4-year contract with the Lakers in the high hopes that he could later attain $100 million. In turn, he settled for a one-year $5.9 million deal with the Celtics when his free agency found no better buyer. This led to him becoming a meme face and the center of every NBA joke.

Now, on September 15, 2021, Dennis the Menace celebrated his 28th birthday. But amidst all the mockings, he played the cool dude by posting the funniest of the memes on his name. However, the star point guard balanced all that with some pictures of him driving a stylish and expensive black Bugatti Veyron. 

The man with a love for yellow hair, invited jokes and wrote, “I’m gonna do this ONE time! Insert your best “fumbled the bag” joke here.” 

This was cool and something that must’ve lifted off the burden from the star’s mind. 

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What does the future hold for him?

Even before the $84 million deal, the Lakers Nation had given him a $33.4 million 2-year offer. But the star was coming off a decent season with OKC and he wanted to test Rob Pelinka’s possibilities.

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Mar 31, 2021; Dennis Schroder passes the ball as Giannis Antetokounmpo and forward Khris Middleton defend at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It all ended super bad for him because apart from losing bucks, he also lost a chance to play for the 2021-22 Laker side that is way stronger. 

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Now, he has joined the Greens as their taxpayer mid-level signing. With Marcus Smart as a long-term starting point guard for the C’s, Dennis again has to go back to the bench. So the best bet for him going forward is to aim and become the Sixth Man of the Year.

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If that happens, the German can hope for a better offer in the future that can cut his past losses down. But this would mean upping his offensive game and taking a charge as a bench leader. Can he do that? Help us know your opinion in the comments below.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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