Mike Conley saw your jokes about his wife, and decided to respond.
In case you aren’t caught up, some folks this week on social media started doubting whether Conley’s child was really is. While most people accept the fact that Conley and his wife, Mary, have a child named Myles, others weren’t so sure.
Conley’s wife did not cheat on him, and that is his child. The underlying joke is that Conley’s baby doesn’t look like him. And instead of letting these jokes just run their course, Conley decided to respond with some jokes of his own.
He has no ill will toward Washington or folks in Seattle, certainly, and he remains close to Roy, who was a three-time NBA All-Star from 2008-10 for the Trail Blazers before bad knees ran him out of the game at age 26. (A comeback attempt at 28 lasted only five games.)
He is a life mentor for me now, Porter said. We talk on the phone two or three times per week. We talk about stuff off the court, and a little bit on the court. He has told me tons of stories. He wishes he was still playing right now. He loves the game. He will get out there and play 3-on-3 with us every once in a while, then he will have to take two weeks off because of his knees. He is an amazing guy, the most down-to-earth guy for a guy who was a superstar.
Roy’s story has stuck with Porter as he moves on for what is likely one year of college followed by a much-anticipated pro career. The hype, the media, the mock drafts, even the antagonists slinging mean tweets over his college choice — it can disappear pretty quickly.
That’s what people have told me most, Porter said. Just enjoy it, enjoy everything that is going on around you for as long as you can.