Gordon Hayward and his wife Robyn unveiled their Thanksgiving Day turkey on Thursday, and it looks like something out of a horror movie.
True Thanksgiving Day fans know that for all the talk about pie, and cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes and whatever else, only one thing actually matters. The bird. That’s it. Everything else is irrelevant. Success or failure on the big day is determined be one thing and one thing only – how your turkey turns out.
Unfortunately for the Hayward clan, their bird looks awful.
Gordon Hayward isn’t impressed 😂 pic.twitter.com/d7wjLX0UCf
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) November 26, 2020
Disastrous turkey notwithstanding, this was an otherwise good week for Hayward.
Following a somewhat tense period where it was unclear whether the Boston Celtics would opt to trade him or he’d end up remaining with the team, the 30-year-old came to a four-year, $120 million agreement with the Charlotte Hornets.
Things are getting interesting in D.C. https://t.co/HDttOQbckG
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 26, 2020
At this juncture it remains unclear whether the Celtics and Hornets will be able to work out a sign and trade so that Boston doesn’t lose their guy for nothing, but either way, Hayward will be playing in Charlotte next year.
When Hayward initially left the Utah Jazz and signed with the Celtics there was a lot of optimism about how that partnership would go. Unfortunately, things went awry almost from the very beginning.
Hayward suffered a dislocated left ankle and fractured his left tibia on opening night, and despite eventually working his way back to game shape, never quite became the player he seemed like he was trending to be with the Jazz.
Yikes LeBron. https://t.co/EXINAEaMp0
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 24, 2020
Throughout 125 games with Boston Hayward averaged 13.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists. Now he will join up with a Charlotte squad built around LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier, Miles Bridges and Devonte’ Graham.
Shortly after Hayward’s agreement went public, his wife sent out a message on Instagram reflecting on her time in Boston.
“Contrary to the media in Boston I have really enjoyed my time there and the relationships I’ve made,” she wrote.
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 23, 2020
“I’m going to miss the community I lived in from the local police officers checking in on me everyday, and the wonderful friends I made at Roche brothers who were always ready to chat when I was lonely, my wonderful neighbors, and of course my friends at the cheese shop.
“I couldn’t have been as happy as I was without all of you. Trust is a hard thing to have in the NBA world but I do trust my small community always had my back. We are grateful to them for keeping us company while Gordon was away,” she continued.
“I am excited to see my husband show his talents again and play for Charlotte, we can’t wait to start this adventure.”