What the fuck is going on out here? This isn't Uncle Chaps as fake NFL reporter (shout out the old Twitter days) getting the lamestream media to buy a fake story. This is people with hundreds of thousands of followers and multiple sites running with it. Taylor Swift hanging out at a bar in Arkansas with none other than Austin Reaves? Come on. Shit, I'm pretty sure this first rumor happened last year too.
Listen, I have nothing against Taylor Swift. 1) Even if I did, I'd be scared to say it publicly because Kelly Keegs scares the everliving FUCK out of me. 2) 22 is a jam. She's got good songs. This is about the Austin Reaves hype train and nothing else. This is about a man who was at Wichita State who was a fine player, nothing special, who transferred to Oklahoma and became first team All-Big 12. Then became an undrafted rookie, 2-way guy and now people think he's going to get a contract up to $100 million.
I can't even argue with Austin Reaves. The dude worked his ass off, made a name for himself, all that shit. But if you're rumored to be dating Taylor Swift, you ain't bringing her to a bar in Arkansas. You also know it's a good rumor when you have Austin's brother chiming in:
Like I said, Reaves is a fine player. A good player even! He's not a top-2 guy on a winning team. But he can maybe top out as the 3rd option for a good team. Plus, let's not lie, Taylor Swift would likely date a soccer player if she's going in the athlete world. She's for sure not going to a bar in Arkansas. The Austin Reaves hype train is officially off the goddamn rails this offseason.