Former NBA player Jordan Hamilton appears to spit on an opponent during a game with Israeli team Hapoel Holon.
This should go without saying, but spitting is something a professional or really any human over the age of four, should never do.
And perhaps even four is pushing it? Are we not giving those young kids enough credit?
Either way sometimes the unwritten rules of society seem to be forgotten — like how NHL player Brad Marchand is a fan of licking his opponents.
In the latest installment of weird things athletes have done, former NBA player Jordan Hamilton appears to spit on an opponent during a game with Israeli team Hapoel Holon.
He was given a technical, but not ejected, according to reporter David Pick.
After the game, Hamilton jumped on Twitter to explain his side of the story and just what caused him to spit on an opponent.
To clear up all questions & confusion, I think it’s best to explain what triggered me to react in that manner.— Jordan Hamilton (@J_Goin_HAM) June 1, 2018
I come from a place where trash talking is the norm, but... when you are called a racial slur like the “N” word or somebody calls your hard working mother a “b***h” then you have crossed the line.— Jordan Hamilton (@J_Goin_HAM) June 1, 2018
What I did definitely was not the smart way to respond, but until you’re in that position it’s hard to know how you would respond. Sorry to the people that I disappointed. I’m human just like everyone else. I will continue to learn & grow from situations like this.— Jordan Hamilton (@J_Goin_HAM) June 1, 2018
Well, Hamilton clearly understands he did not take the best approach, so there is something to be said about that. Let's hope that if the opponent he spat on did what Hamilton accused him of, he understands why what he did was wrong and will take this opportunity to learn from his actions as well.