Rick Fox Addresses Spencer Dinwiddie's Recent Comments

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 29: Former Los Angeles Laker Rick Fox looks on during the Women's Singles First Round match between Serena Williams of the United States and Danka Kovinic of Montenegro on Day One of the 2022 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2022 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rick Fox caight a stray in the Dinwiddie-Kuzma beef and took to Twitter to correct some claims.

Spencer Dinwiddie has been beefing with his former Wizards teammate Kyle Kuzma in recent days. Things kicked off when Kuzma dropped a poorly-received joke about Lauri Markkanen's impending Finnish military service. Dinwiddie inserted himself into the situation with a blistering interview on FanDuel. Kuzma responded with a Twitter thread comparing the two players. Additionally, this was all going on as Dinwiddie prepared for the NBA playoffs.

Dinwiddie has since put the ball back in Kuzma's court after once again responding to his former teammate. "Some people are blessed to be in situations. We don't get mad at Rick Fox for winning a championship with Kobe and Shaq. Some people are blessed, but we can't act like Rick Fox led them to a championship." Dinwiddie said, referring to Kuzma's role in the Lakers' 2020 championship. Maybe it wasn't the best choice of words from Dinwiddie, as Rick Fox is now in on the drama. And safe to say, he wasn't happy with Dinwiddie dragging his name.

Rick Fox Takes Aim At Dinwiddie

Fox, the three-time Lakers champion, joined the fray after Dinwiddie compared Kuzma to him. "Hello @SDinwiddie_25 #NiceToMeetYou Thanks for the introduction @ClutchPointsApp~ this is a photo of the 3 Captains that @PhilJackson11chose to lead his @Lakers Teams to Back2Back2Back Championships ~Who is @RickFox? I AM #TheOther #TheEnforcer KEYS #DefenseWinsChampionships" read Fox's tweet late Thursday night.

Dinwiddie's comparison was poorly chosen. No one claims that Rick Fox was the force behind the Lakers' three-peat. However, Fox was a vital defensive piece who helped turn the Lakers into the team that won three straight. As Fox himself noted, he was named as a team captain during their championship years. Fox's impact doesn't across in his stats because he played strong perimeter defense. That was where Fox locked things down, forcing opponents to make players and preventing drives into the paint. Furthermore, beyond his point being misplaced, Dinwiddie attacked a beloved former Laker and social media was quick to rise to Fox's defense. It's unclear where the beef goes from here. However, it's safe to say that it's now a three-way affair.


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