Houston Rockets: Covington has hilarious response to hater on Instagram

Houston Rockets Robert Covington (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets Robert Covington (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) /

It’s hard to resist clapping back at nonsense commenters on social media sometimes, which Houston Rockets forward Robert Covington showed on Monday.

Everyone with even a novice level of social media usage knows it’s rarely beneficial to look at the comments section. From YouTube to Twitter to Instagram, there’s hardly any value in there in general. Sometimes, however, it’s necessary to put people in their place. Houston Rockets defensive ace Robert Covington did just that Monday evening.

In an Instagram post to his 236,000 followers, Covington shared information about an upcoming charitable event his family will be hosting on August 28th. The post shows a backpack giveaway will be taking place in his hometown of Bellwood, IL.

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A post shared by Rob Covington (@atf_33) on Aug 17, 2020 at 2:28pm PDT

The event is just one in a long history of Covington giving back to others throughout his career in the league.

You’d think such a positive post wouldn’t attract negative commentary, but such is the beauty of social media. In a comment shortly after the post went up, a user wrote: “Man is planning for an early exit,” accompanied by a crying laughing emoji.

Less than 10 minutes later, Covington responded with his own dig. “Um my family is doing this on my behalf so early exit off my page with the commentary.” It’s clear that RoCo isn’t a fan of the suggestion that the Rockets will be heading home early after all the hard work they’ve put into building a dangerous team.

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While Covington has established a habit of swatting shots on the court, this should be a lesson that you shouldn’t come at him with weak stuff off it, either.