Mia Khalifa should probably stop trying to troll NBA players. The Washington sports fan and former adult film actress has made a habit of trolling basketball stars like Joel Embiid, who was more than happy to troll right back.
While the ratio on this one isn’t that bad, many of the responses were vicious. Many of them were basic attacks on her anatomy, but the premise of Khalifa’s tweet is pretty silly: Thomas is short for the NBA, but much taller than she is.
And then there’s the “my team is better than your team” angle.
The rest of the tweets were about her line of work or her body, but Khalifa often seems to invites a lot of her own haters to respond to her behavior. Khalifa may be retired from the adult film industry, but she’s still an online celebrity actively trolling figures like Embiid and Thomas.
Whether Khalifa is blowing up Chad Kelly’s spot or exposing NFL stars sliding into her DMs, Khalifa has made a habit of making waves. And she’s parlayed that into occupying a strange place in the sports world, particularly in Washington D.C. She’s a frequent podcaster and most of her online presence is in discussing sports.
And that’s good! Who doesn’t like to talk about sports online? But the line between being an ordinary fan and being a celebrity follower of a sports team is a fine one. Hers is a unique power to wield, and when her very public trolling backfires the results are usually ugly.
Either way, Thomas probably won’t be responding to Khalifa anytime soon.
This will probably get lost in a few million notifications given his last few weeks, so maybe he never even sees the slight.
Khalifa may have taken the L online, but her Wizards got the win after John Wall hit the last shot on Friday night to force a Game 7.