San Jose Sharks ahead Evander Kane needs subsequent, however he might have gotten greater than he bargained for.
After YouTube persona Jake Paul defeated former Knicks star Nate Robinson within the boxing ring Saturday, Kane rapidly 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 gave the impression to be a playful thread between Kane and Knights goaltender Robin Lehner. Things rapidly escalated.
“@evanderkane_9 calling someone out to fight?” Reaves tweeted. “We might have to wait 9 years to see that. He might be a good prelim vs @KevinHart4real though.”
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 through the Sharks-Knights first-round playoff collection in 2019. Their tussle transitioned off the ice and into the media through postgame feedback. Despite 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 if you don’t sit your soft ass down,” he wrote over Kane’s follow-up challenge to Paul on Sunday.
Kane escalated issues additional, involving the siblings in a since-deleted tweet.
“Always good to see the Reaves sisters chime in and try to hop on the coat tails @JReaves77 @reavo7five but that’s okay I’ll keep you both relevant,” he wrote.
The 29-year-old rapidly acquired backlash for referring to the Reaveses as ‘sisters’ and apologized for utilizing a “sexist” time period.
“My intention wasn’t for it to come across that way at alI,” he tweeted. “I would like to apologize for using that term and to anyone who was offended by it. But remember no ones perfect, especially if your [sic] on Twitter.”