B-BALL COURT, UNITED STATES – Chaos broke out yesterday in the streets of Washington, D.C., as rioters upset over the 2020 Election results stormed America’s Capitol in what many are calling a failed “coup” attempt. While it appears that democracy may hang in the balance throughout the entire United States, that didn’t stop Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward from having the game of his damn life last night.
America appeared to be a nation at war with itself yesterday, but Gordon Hayward found a way to lock in and go to fucking town on the Atlanta Hawks.
As authorities in D.C. quelled some of the rioting last night in order for Congress to certify the election of President-elect Joe Biden, the struggling Charlotte Hornets traveled south to Atlanta to take on the Hawks. Hayward, who is in his first season with the Hornets after being traded by the Boston Celtics, started the game hot. The 6’7″ threat wasted no time getting to the basket, scoring 25 points while shooting 64% from the floor. The fact that President Donald Trump was, in the words of some political pundits, attempting to lead an armed insurrection didn’t seem to affect Hayward’s stroke one bit.
Hayward maintained his hot hand the entire game against the Hawks, scoring a career high 44 points (60% FG) while leading his Hornets to a much needed 102 -94 victory on the road. After the game, the former first round draft pick out of Butler revealed that he had actually heard about the news out of Washington BEFORE the game started. “It’s a bizarre world that we’re living in,” Hayward said. “I saw a little bit of it before the game and certainly it’s shocking and disappointing.”
What’s shocking is that Hayward knew what was going on in D.C. and somehow still managed to light it up on the court last night. The Internet was of course abuzz during the game, with one user dubbing the forward’s performance “The Coup Game.”
America may be divided as ever, but at least we can all agree that Gordon Hayward had an incredible game last night.