Tyrese Haliburton Responds To Savage Bizarre Attack By Former Player

Earlier this week, former NBA player and current New York Knicks analyst Wally Szczerbiak hit out with a totally random, savage attack on Indiana Pacers' burgeoning star guard Tyrese Haliburton, calling him a "fake wannabe All-Star." No one knows where this bizarre trashing comes from, but Haliburton has now spoken about it, and he doesn't seem too disturbed. 

"What did you do to Wally Szczerbiak?" he was asked. "I have no clue!" Haliburton laughed. "My phone's been blowing up the last couple of days!... I know the name Wally Szczerbiak, (but) I couldn't tell you where he played or what he did as a basketball player... I don't know, he had a lot to say about me, and I was questioning, first, who is this? And why are you talking about me like this?"

As for the "wannabe All-Star" comment, Haliburton is confused as well. "He made the point pretty emphatically a couple of times, and I don't know if I've ever come out and said 'I wanna be an all-star this year, please vote for me!'", he laughed. 

But, by the way, he probably will be getting plenty of votes. Haliburton was given the keys to the Pacers franchise this season and he is running with it. The 22-year-old is averaging 20 points and a league-leading 10.6 assists. 

Szczerbiak, by the way, averaged 14 points and 2.4 assists in his 10-year career (he did shoot 40% from behind the arc).  

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