K.J. McDaniels’ mom slams 76ers on Twitter

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K.J. McDaniels signed a risky one-year contract with the 76ers that could allow him to leave Philadelphia as soon as this summer.

His mom might wish he could bolt even sooner.

The Twitter account @kjmomshawn is purportedly run by McDaniels’ mom, Shawn. Its first follower: K.J. McDaniels. I think it’s safe to believe his mom runs that account.

Anyway, that account tweeted in early October the 76ers were “A SCREWED UP PROGRAM”:

That type of negativity about her son’s team is nothing new. Check out these tweets when he was at Clemson:

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McDaniels’ mom seemingly took her complaints about the 76ers to another level yesterday. In screenshots captured by Jim Adair of Crossing Broad:

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Notice the extra ‘s’ in the Twitter handle – @KJsMOMshawn vs. @kjmomshawn. However, it seems these are the same accounts. Adair also took a screenshot of the “SCREWED UP PROGRAM” tweet, and the author is also @KJsMOMshawn. Now, it shows up on the @kjmomshawn account – though the recent string of anti-76ers tweets do not. It seems, McDaniels’ mom deleted her tweets from yesterday and slightly tweaked her username.

Her anger is understandable. The 76ers are tanking, and though I think it’s a sound plan, it has unavoidable downsides. It’s miserable for players and, clearly, those close to them.

But there is an upside for McDaniels. He’s getting a larger role on a team lacking veterans. He’s playing for a coach in Brett Brown who emphasizes teaching. Those are big deals for a young player.

At this point, it’s in McDaniels’ best interest to take advantage of what Philadelphia offers him and block out the frustration the best he can – even when those close to him share it.