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“Baker Mayfield With OBJ Wide Open”: NFL and NBA Fans Mock Lakers’ DeAndre Jordan at Expense of Browns QB For Wayward Pass

Published 02/28/2022, 1:30 PM EST

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Over the course of a sport, a lot can happen. Some people may even witness multi-sport athletic action in a single game and it doesn’t take long for trolling to spread through the internet. The same thing happened during a basketball match; cameras captured basketball professional DeAndre Jordan during the Lakers vs. Pelicans game, and the Twitter-verse turned on the sportsperson, taunting him mercilessly.

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DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Lakers became the target of trolls after making an exceptionally errant pass during a game against New Orleans Pelicans. When the footage went viral, NBA & NFL followers took to Twitter to express their disbelief at what had happened.

Netizens had diverse reactions to the viral video, as numerous media pages like Barstool Sports & PFF turned to Twitter with sarcastic remarks.


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Some Twitter users linked the athlete’s pass to that of Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield; having Odell Beckham Jr. in Wide Open, while others compared the action to that of various NFL quarterbacks. Even the GOAT of professional basketball Shaq couldn’t resist sharing his reply.

Some Twitter users defended the Browns QB, claiming that he is not on social media because of such events. He prefers to mind his own business.

Shaquille O’Neal, the former legendary center turned NBA Analyst couldn’t help but share the video with his reaction through his show, Shaqtin’ a Fool’s official media page.

Did DeAndre Jordan say something?


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DeAndre Jordan has made no public comments on the current comparisons between him and Mayfield on social media. It was probably a relevant comparison, but the Lakers’ big man chose to not acknowledge it with a response.

The relationship between OBJ and Mayfield started turning sour in 2019 when Mayfield wasn’t targeting him, despite Odell being wide open. This sparked a conversation between the two players, and they did their best to improve their relationship by throwing practices and spending time together.


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Despite their best efforts, Odell Jr. and Baker could not make things work. This eventually tensed their relationship, which further affected their on-field chemistry. After a while, OBJ made an abrupt exit from the Cleveland Browns, and LA Rams took him in for the rest of the 2021 season. Playing with the Rams, he won his first Super Bowl ring.

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Pavitra Shome


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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his M.A.
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