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Jack Harlow Faces Backlash for Supporting Celtics Over Heat: NBA Twitter Reacts

Jack Harlow’s Controversial Celtics Support

Rapper Jack Harlow finds himself at the center of attention on NBA Twitter as fans call him out for supporting the Boston Celtics over Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat. Despite having a popular song dedicated to Miami Heat’s Tyler Herro, Jack’s allegiance seemed to lie with the Celtics during the crucial Game 7 of the 2023 post-season.

Celtics’ Remarkable Comeback

The Celtics-Heat series was anticipated to be a sweep in the Conference Finals, but Jayson Tatum’s team had different plans. After falling behind 3-0 in the series, the Celtics rallied back by winning three consecutive do-or-die games. This Game 7 held tremendous significance as a win would have marked the first-ever comeback from a 3-0 deficit in NBA Playoffs, a feat that eluded 150 teams before them.

Celebrity Spectators at TD Garden

TD Garden witnessed a star-studded gathering as celebrities from various fields gathered to witness the historic game. Notable personalities such as Steve Aoki, Dana White, Trent Alexander Arnold, Donnie Wahlberg, Cousin Stizz, and Jack Harlow showed up to support the teams. However, Jack’s choice of wearing a Boston-themed outfit drew attention and raised eyebrows.

Backlash for Jack Harlow

NBA Twitter was quick to criticize Jack Harlow for what they perceived as bandwagon fandom. Users pointed out the irony of Jack having a song dedicated to Tyler Herro but supporting the Celtics. Some suggested that Jack’s allegiance might have been influenced by the match with his New Balance sneakers. The rapper faced backlash for what fans considered a sudden change in loyalty.

https://twitter.com/scubaryan_/status/1663354638391816199?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1663354638391816199%7Ctwgr%5Ecf387b0850a852faa4e98437b9a5993fdc7d16d5%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthesportsrush.com%2Fnba-news-jack-harlow-got-a-tyler-herro-song-but-reps-celtics-nba-twitter-goes-at-rapper-for-betting-against-jimmy-butler-and-the-heat%2F https://twitter.com/ladidaix/status/1663355947484364800

Different Opinions and Reactions

Amid the criticism, a few fans defended Jack Harlow’s choice, stating that rooting for the Celtics was necessary to prove that the Miami Heat could succeed without Tyler Herro. As the game unfolded, disappointment echoed through the Celtics’ supporters, including Jack and other celebrities in attendance, as the team fell short with an 84-103 loss.

Celtics’ Missed Opportunity

Despite their impressive comeback, the Celtics failed to make history by winning Game 7. With all the momentum and excitement surrounding their performance, the Celtics couldn’t secure a victory. Had they emerged victorious, they would have become the first team to win a playoff series after being down 0-3.

Miami Heat’s Next Challenge

The Miami Heat, who entered the playoffs as the 8th seed in the East, advanced to face the Western Conference’s top seed and WCF champions, the Denver Nuggets. Their remarkable turnaround season continues as they prepare to challenge the Nuggets. It appears that the early ticket bookings to Denver by the Heat fans paid off.

As the NBA playoffs progress, Jack Harlow’s Celtics support becomes a topic of discussion among fans and critics alike. Stay tuned for more updates on the games and reactions from the hip-hop community on hiphoptoday.com.

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