Incoming Kansas transfer K.J. Lawson took to social media Thursday to vent about Memphis coach Tubby Smith.
In a Snapchat video, the 6-foot-7 small forward speaks over the lyrics of a song, saying, “This is what we do when we leave Tubby. F--- Tubby.”
K.J. and his brother, Dedric, announced their intentions to transfer to KU on Monday.
One possible reason for the words could be Smith’s treatment of the Lawsons’ father, Keelon. He was a Memphis assistant coach for two seasons before he was demoted by Smith to director of player development last year.
K.J. averaged 12.4 points and 8.4 rebounds last season, while 6-foot-9 brother Dedric made the all-American Athletic Conference first team while contributing 19.4 points and 9.9 rebounds per game.
K.J. apologized Thursday night on a Twitter post.