San Jose Sharks ahead Evander Kane desires subsequent, however he could have gotten greater than he bargained for.
After YouTube character Jake Paul defeated former Knicks star Nate Robinson within the boxing ring Saturday, Kane shortly challenged Paul — which led to famous Vegas Golden Knights rival Ryan Reaves throwing down the gauntlet to Kane.
The Pacific division rivals traded jabs on Twitter Sunday, with heavyweight pugilist Reaves becoming a member of in on what seemed to be a playful thread between Kane and Knights goaltender Robin Lehner. Issues shortly escalated.
“@evanderkane_9 calling somebody out to struggle?” Reaves tweeted. “We would have to attend 9 years to see that. He is perhaps a very good prelim vs @KevinHart4real although.”
Kane, a fearsome fist-thrower in his personal proper — he’s named after and took boxing classes from heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield — threw down with Reaves in the course of the Sharks-Knights first-round playoff sequence in 2019. Their tussle transitioned off the ice and into the media through postgame feedback. Regardless of their partnership on the Hockey Diversity Alliance, the 2 appear keen to throw barbs along with fists.
They weren’t the one ones: Reaves’ brother Jordan — a defensive lineman for the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders — additionally went after Kane for difficult Paul.
“Boy for those who don’t sit your smooth ass down,” he wrote over Kane’s follow-up problem to Paul on Sunday.
Kane escalated issues additional, involving the siblings in a since-deleted tweet.
“All the time good to see the Reaves sisters chime in and attempt to hop on the coat tails @JReaves77 @reavo7five however that’s okay I’ll preserve you each related,” he wrote.
The 29-year-old shortly acquired backlash for referring to the Reaveses as ‘sisters’ and apologized for utilizing a “sexist” time period.
“My intention wasn’t for it to return throughout that manner at alI,” he tweeted. “I want to apologize for utilizing that time period and to anybody who was offended by it. However keep in mind no ones good, particularly in case your [sic] on Twitter.”