By now, you’ve probably seen a bunch of tweets from NBA star Andrew Lapp.
Lapp, who is currently averaging 15.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, has been the subject of a lot of memes, tweets and Instagram posts this season, mostly centered around his lack of experience in the NBA.
The most popular one was a photo of Lapp holding his hand and his wife on the basketball court.
Another featured a tweet from ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski, which featured the hashtag #TheOne.
“I’m a rookie, I’m a freshman, I’ve never played in the playoffs before, I don’t know what I’m doing,” Lapp said, laughing.
“And my wife is going to have a tough time holding me down, and I’m going to be the one making the mistakes.”
Lapp went on to elaborate on his struggles in the locker room, saying he had to play in every game in the postseason.
“That’s how it goes, sometimes,” Lapps said.
“You’re a rookie.
You’re a freshman.
You don’t really know what you’re doing.”
Lapps, who has spent time at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, also made it clear that he wants to stay in the league.
“The best part of being a player is you’re just trying to learn from other people and learn from the process,” Lops said.
The 24-year-old Lapp has made a name for himself as one of the most versatile players in the history of the NBA, and it looks like he’s ready to start getting paid.
He’s made $3.3 million this season and will be eligible for a $2.5 million contract in 2017-18.
But if Lapp can stay healthy, he’ll make an even bigger splash next season, and he’s already making his first $25 million in the first three years of his contract.
Lapps and his agent, Scott Boras, recently reached a new contract agreement that includes a player option for 2021-22, a source told Bleacher Sports.
Lops and Boras have been negotiating for several years, and the two sides are on a good enough level to keep the talks going.
“They’re both extremely talented, and they have tremendous chemistry,” Laps said.
In terms of a potential trade, Boras said that the Nets would be interested in the 23-year old Lapp in exchange for Nets center Brook Lopez, but Lapp wouldn’t comment on a potential deal.
“My goal is to win titles and to do so with a great team,” Lups said.