Wortho vs White: Did Wortho cross a line?
Wortho, who you may remember wrote publicly about mental health and life after basketball, is wrapped up in media and Sportsbet for the NBL this year.
Watching the Perth-Illawarra game, he tweeted:
Yeah nah. That's no sprained ankle for Ogilvy. He doesn’t want any part of Perth.Hawk Kevin White called him on it, showing a picture of Ogilvy's inflamed ankle after the game:
Gets a microphone and decides to be Mark 'homicide' Worthington....don't be someone you're not mate.
Just remember your post on Facebook....July 29 I think it was!
Stay in your lane Mark!
Wortho's response has no apology for AJ:
Sorry mateWhite back:
Good job for sticking up for your mate.
But this ain't staying in your lane. I remember my post. Thanks for reminding people mental health ain't no joke.
Sticking up for you mate would be something you would know nothing about.Wortho:
100% stay in your lane, you commented on a sprained ankle and that photo seems to suggest otherwise!
Ok Kev! Good luck this season champ.
I can appreciate that there's a AJ-wilts-in-Perth storyline, but if your ankle looks like that after 4OT and bad plane seats, and you can't run in a straight line let alone move properly, I think you're right to take a seat.
FWIW, the Melbourne bigs didn't manage much more in a close game against NZ after their 4OT efforts. Neither Pledger or Boone played much more than 18 minutes.
If you're going to make the claim against a fellow player, might be worth walking it back with more sincerity. "Having seen AJ's ankle after the game, I think I might've been wrong. Balloon." Done. Especially in light of revealing the personal battles you've fought.