Mekhi Becton, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant
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New York Jets left tackle Mekhi Becton appears satisfied with the Los Angeles Lakers’ recent shorthanded victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Robby Sabo

Oh, Mekhi, say it ain’t so. Personally, this one doesn’t hit home. Hating on the Brooklyn Nets is somewhat of a fun activity in my world. (Don’t fill Nets fan Joe Blewett in on that critical piece of information.)

But for the New York Jets‘ biggest player to have a little fun with the Nets is something a good percentage of the Jets fanbase probably won’t take too kindly to.

After the shorthanded Los Angeles Lakers knocked off the other NBA New York franchise Saturday night, 126-101, Mekhi Becton took to Twitter to showcase his approval.


Los Angeles beat Brooklyn by 25 points without the services of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. While the Nets were playing without James Harden, to lose by that much with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in the lineup is a tough one for Steve Nash’s squad.

Becton’s stamp of approval was accompanied by three woozy face emojis. Apparently, these icons are used to convey intoxication or infatuation. (Yes, I did have to look that up.) To be fair, however, the full woozy face definition is as follows, per emojipedia.org:

A yellow face with a crumpled mouth and a cockeyed expression, as if tired and emotional from inebriation or smitten with love. Depicted with raised or furrowed eyebrows and at least one eye half-open. WhatsApp’s design features a tongue hanging out.

Meaning widely varies, but commonly conveys intoxication or infatuation. Its dazed expression may also represent such feelings or states as bewilderment, irritation, disgust, exhaustion, wackiness, or complete satisfaction.

Therefore, the Nets fan could let Becton off the hook here if he was going for “bewilderment, irritation or exhaustion.”

In any event, many eyes were on the NBA Saturday night considering this matchup could be an early preview of the 2021 NBA Finals. The Nets are currently tied for first in the east with the Philadelphia 76ers, while the Lakers sit fifth with a 33-20 mark.

Becton also retweeted a gem that suggested the Lakers would knock off the Nets in three games (one fewer win than what it takes in a seven-game series).

The real question at hand is this: Is Becton a Lakers fan?

Born in Highland Springs, VA in 1999, it appears Becton is a LeBron fan—courtesy of previous tweets. His Twitter banner picture features the late Kobe Bryant embracing the late Nipsey Hussle as he proudly sports a Lakers jersey.

Then again, some would make the claim Mount Mekhi is a Miami Heat fan. He told the world the Heat were “finna shock the world” last summer prior to the 2020 regular season resumed play.

The young man was wise in his prediction, as the Heat did shock the world by making it to the NBA Finals before LeBron, AD and the Lakers knocked them off.

Becton’s NBA fandom is still somewhat of a mystery, but if it was up to me, he’d hop on one specific train:

All we know for sure is that he approved of the Lakers’ recent smackdown of the Nets and believes it’d happen again if the two franchises met up in the finals.

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