Deandre Ayton is going to be a monster at the next level, but there are still a few things he'll have to learn.
Forget about what goes on the court. It's about what he needs to learn outside the lines. For example, he might want to learn to keep a secret after he claimed he knew he was the top overall pick. That one isn't too serious. His latest blunder may be more serious if he wants to keep cashing checks.
Ayton completely botched his ad campaign with Call of Duty when he copied and pasted their sample text into his tweet.
Ayton probably received an email from someone about him posting a CoD tweet, shrugged, said "that's pretty good", and posted it. It was the follow-up email that might've triggered something in his head.
The big man has a ton of talent when it comes to basketball. He's just got to learn to act like a star off the court too. If he wants to keep earning that Puma money, there's a million percent chance he'll have to do something like this in the future.
Does Puma know how bad DeAndre Ayton is at sponsored tweets pic.twitter.com/YfzzOQDg09— 12up (@12upSport) June 20, 2018
Puma has nothing to worry about. Even if Ayton can't figure things out, they still have Marvin Bagley III and Michael Porter Jr. to make money off of.
We're not asking Ayton to pass out of a double team, stretch the floor as a big man, or cover stars of the NBA. All he has to do is come up with his own generic tweet for the thing he's sponsored by. Is that so hard?