Over the past weekend, Jordan Poole faced the New York Knicks at Capital One Arena, coinciding with Rubi Rose’s presence in Washington, DC. While it’s uncertain if she attended the game, NBA fans didn’t miss the chance to taunt him after she mentioned being in DC the previous night.
Typically, when attractive celebrities attend games, Jordan Poole shines, but this time was an exception.
The young Wizards star struggled to deliver a standout performance, concluding the game with 8 points and 4 assists. His scoring inefficiency was notably apparent, making just 2-of-11 shots from the field and missing all 6 three-point attempts.
Wizards fans even resorted to booing him when he was called for a clear travel.
Following another disappointing game, NBA fans speculated that Jordan Poole has lost his edge, particularly in connection with Rubi Rose.
“Draymond punched the talent outta him” – one fan joked about Poole’s recent performances, suggesting a decline in his skills, reminiscent of the Monstars in Space Jam.
“It’s crazy these are all from one game” – another fan commented on Poole’s poor decision-making and shot selection, recurring issues during his current slump.
“Most of us would forget how to even breathe” – some fans defended him, attributing his performance to nerves in front of Rubi Rose, though this wasn’t confirmed during the game.
“The 30-footer to a turnover to a blocked shot in back to back-to-back plays really got me mad” – a fan highlighted how Poole’s decisions are being scrutinized amid his attempts to find success in DC.
“Jordan Poole has to be acting. Playing horribly so the Wiz trade him” – a fan expressed skepticism amid rumors of Washington considering a trade, only a few games into the season.
“Second time he’s done this” – another fan recalled a similar instance when he threw an alley-oop to Kyle Kuzma down 21 in Atlanta in front of Rubi Rose for the first time.
“Keep working Poole they gone keep hating” – a fan defended Poole’s recent struggles, expressing optimism that he’ll overcome them and evolve into an elite scorer in Washington.
Jordan Poole has faced challenges since Draymond Green’s incident, and the pressure of performing in front of his rumored girlfriend seems to have added to his struggles. If he can’t deliver in such situations, some fans express concern that all hope may be lost.