June 17, 2021

Pelicans rookie Jaxson Hayes apologizes after epic rant on Rising Stars snub

The 19-year-old former Texas Longhorn felt slighted upon being left out of the Rising Stars roster, a showcase among the best rookie and sophomore players during the 2020 All-Star Game festivities at the United Center on February 14. He aired out his frustrations in a now-viral clip where he even dared the league to fine him.

After getting criticized online, Hayes took to social media to apologize for his actions. The 6-foot-11 slotman claimed that his poor choice of words was sparked by poor judgment during a moment of frustration.

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