An NBA superstar playfully poked fun at Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow on Monday. Burrow took to Instagram to post a photo of himself recently taking batting practice before a Cincinnati Reds game.
The photo was posted with the caption “Joey De La Cruz”, which is a reference to the Reds’ exciting young shortstop/third baseman Elly De La Cruz.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell, a former high school baseball player whose dad works in player relations for the New York Mets, commented on the post, writing “You ain’t hit any out” along with a crying laughing emoji.
Burrow actually did hit some home runs according to the Bengals’ social media accounts, so Mitchell might have jumped the gun on his “shade” at Burrow.
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) June 7, 2023
Mitchell, however, still has bragging rights over Burrow. That’s because Mitchell won a home run derby this past weekend by hitting 11 homers in under a minute.
— Camryn Justice (@camijustice) June 24, 2023
Mitchell might have the edge on the diamond, but we all know Burrow would destroy the NBA star in any sort of NFL skills competition challenge.