NBA rookies Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones were fire and ice in college. At Duke, the center and point guard led the Blue Devils to a national title in their lone season together.
At the NBA level, the two classmates are split up. Okafor is a member of the Philadelphia 76ers and Jones is back with his hometown Minnesota Timberwolves. But just because Okafor and Jones are on different pro teams doesn't mean they can't work as a team sometimes.
On Thursday, the Duke duo put the full-court press on two famous sisters.
Hey, what's up? Hello! @KendallJenner
— Jahlil Okafor (@JahlilOkafor) August 13, 2015
Hey, what's up? Hello! @KylieJenner
— Tyus Jones (@Tyusjones06) August 13, 2015
The two tweets dropped at the same minute, so either someone hacked the duo or Okafor and Jones each have their eyes on the reality TV stars.
The pickup line, "Hey, what's up? Hello!" is an ode to rapper Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen." The Kansas City Royals have been quoting Fetty Wap for the last few weeks.
For 76ers fans, Okafor's antics are eerily similar to Joel Embiid's social media jokes. Although Embiid, the third pick in the 2014 NBA Draft (Okafor was the third pick in 2015), has not played an NBA gamem and may be out for a second straight season in 2015-16, he has made a name for himself on Twitter. Last summer, Embiid tried to court Kim Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner's older half-sister and a fellow "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star, but he stopped when he found out she was married to Kanye West.
Oh I didn't know you were married sorry @KimKardashian just saw it from the fan's tweet... have a nice day
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 16, 2014
Embiid eventually moved on to Rihanna, but those efforts also came up short.
The stunt sure seems like the work of Embiid. With Okafor in close quarters talking about the center position in Philadelphia, Embiid's hands are red.
Asked Jahlil Okafor about his relationship with @JoelEmbiid. Said he's been hanging at Embiid's condo a lot playing Mortal Kombat.
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) July 9, 2015
Even if it is a joke, why not give it a shot? The Kardashians and Jenners have a long history of dating and marrying athletes (Reggie Bush, Lamar Odoms and Kris Humphries have all made their way through the family).
And Kendall and Kylie are the daughters of an Olympic gold medal decathlete, Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner). Okafor and Jones are two upstanding Duke gentlemen. The group of four is all within two years of age.