NBA players react to Goga Bitadze getting ignored for Zion Williamson

2019-06-20T20:31:16+00:00 2019-06-20T22:57:24+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

20/Jun/19 20:31

The viral photo of Goga Bitadze looking as if he’s getting snubbed, draw the attention of some NBA stars.

By Eurohoops team/

On Wednesday (19/6), a photo of Georgian center Goga Bitadze staring at the media who were gathering around star prospect Zion Williamson during the players’ availability ahead of the NBA Draft became wildly viral.

While the picture was taken after Bitadze’s session with journalists was over, it still looked like everyone was just completely ignoring the 19-year-old big guy while Zion was attracting all the attention.

Hence the reactions by NBA players who had some words of advice for Bitadze. Like Dwayne Wade.

“Use it as fuel,” Wade commented under an Instagram post of SLAM featuring the photo.

Draymond Green, who was once greatly underestimated as a prospect, also had a thought of what Bitadze should do with the photo. “He should frame this pic… look at it everyday and grind!”


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When they put you next to Zion for media availability… (via @FletcherWDSU/Twitter)

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Bitadze’s fellow Georgian center Zaza Pachulia wrote “It’s not about how you start, it’s about how you finish it. Prove them wrong, my guy.”