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Austin Rivers, Former WR James Jones Trade Barbs After NBA Analyst’s NFL Feedback

Julia Stumbaugh May 9, 2024 David Berding/Getty Images Former Minnesota Timberwolves guard Austin Rivers and former Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones clashed on social media Thursday about Rivers’ claim that NBA players could succeed in the NFL. “Austin Rivers, if you stepped on the field, homeboy, you wouldn’t make it,” Jones said Thursday

Julia Stumbaugh May 9, 2024 David Berding/Getty Images Former Minnesota Timberwolves guard Austin Rivers and former Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones clashed on social media Thursday about Rivers' claim that NBA players could succeed in the NFL. "Austin Rivers, if you stepped on the field, homeboy, you wouldn't make it," Jones said Thursday

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 16: Austin Rivers #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on against the Utah Jazz in the fourth quarter of the game at Target Center on January 16, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Jazz defeated the Timberwolves 126-125. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

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Former Minnesota Timberwolves guard Austin Rivers and former Inexperienced Bay Packers broad receiver James Jones clashed on social media Thursday about Rivers’ declare that NBA gamers might succeed within the NFL.

“Austin Rivers, when you stepped on the sphere, homeboy, you would not make it,” Jones stated Thursday on FS1’s Communicate. “We all know that proper now, since you barely made it within the NBA.”

Communicate @SpeakOnFS1

.@89JonesNTAF COOKS Austin Rivers for saying there are 30 NBA gamers who might play within the NFL. 🔥

“Austin Rivers, when you stepped on the soccer area homeboy, you would not make it. We all know that proper now, since you barely made it within the NBA.” pic.twitter.com/iRr0cQmZsU

Rivers, who’s now an ESPN analyst, responded by saying he had by no means heard of Jones.

“I used to be lottery decide who has already performed 11 years. You performed 8/9 seasons within the NFL,” Rivers wrote on X. “Make it make sense. By your personal logic you actually barely made it.”

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Austin Rivers @AustinRivers25

Been simply sitting again listening to the chatter. However I can not assist myself generally lol. James Jones…( the packer man) I’ve by no means heard of you. However hear right here ya little meat head…fall again lol. Speaking about “you barely made it within the nba”😂…bro I used to be lottery decide who has…

The battle surrounded Rivers saying Tuesday on the Pat McAfee Present that he knew 30 NBA gamers who might play skilled soccer.

“The place the very best athletes on the planet are, that is us,” Rivers stated. “I might take 30 gamers proper now within the NBA and throw them within the NFL. You can’t take 30 NFL gamers and put them within the NBA.”

Pat McAfee @PatMcAfeeShow

Let’s RELAX @AustinRivers25 😂😂#PMSLive pic.twitter.com/HHghiMlr3R

“Let’s simply get this straight,” Jones stated in response to Rivers. “No. 1, they put in a flop rule within the NBA since you guys are mushy. You guys began a pattern of relaxation video games, that is what y’all began.

“No. 2, you stated 30 dudes. When you would’ve stated one dude, perhaps Anthony Edwards might play security or one thing, I’d’ve listened to you… put respect on our sport.”

Jones is not the one former NFLer to criticize Rivers’ remark. Corridor of Famer Randy Moss and former star defensive finish J.J. Watt have additionally pushed again towards his declare.

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