Rockets' Jabari Smith Jr. trolls Texans fans after loss to hometown Falcons

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Houston Rockets second-year forward Jabari Smith Jr. morphed into an overnight soothsayer, as he predicted a Houston Texans loss to his hometown Atlanta Falcons. Smith was asked how badly his Falcons were going to lose to the Texans, prompting him to clap back with an anti-Texans post on Twitter (or X, or whatever I'm supposed to call it).

As it turns out, Smith was right, as the Texans lost a nailbiter to Atlanta in Sunday's Week 5 slate. The Texans ultimately fell 21-19, in a back-and-forth duel that saw the Falcons kick a game-winning 37-yard field goal with two ticks remaining on the clock.

Afterwards, Smith took to social media to troll Texans fans.

"What's up, H-Town. Just got out of a good practice. I wanna say sorry about your guys' loss to the Falcons. You know. Just keep working, keep working, keep working. You might get there, you know? Rise up baby, rise up."

Smith closed the post out with the Falcons' Rise Up slogan.

Immediately after the post, Smith made it a point to let Texans fans know that he was simply trolling and didn't mean to hurt anyone's feelings or ruffle any feathers.

The damage had already been done, to some, prompting Smith to reiterate that he was simply trolling.

Rockets' second-year forward Jabari Smith Jr. trolls Texans fans after last-second loss to hometown Atlanta Falcons.

The Texans struggled to reach the end zone, as the offense ultimately was forced to settle for four field goals. Rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud was able to continue his streak of not throwing any interceptions, although the Falcons missed two opportunities to end the streak.

The Texans finally scored with 1:54 remaining on the clock to take a 19-18 lead, but ultimately they left the Falcons with too much time on the clock, as they easily marched down the field and got in field position, as Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo sealed the game with the final kick.