Fans nationwide potentially saw some green in Gordon Hayward’s future on Sunday night.
Suspicions that Hayward will join the Boston Celtics gained traction over the weekend after Hayward’s wife, Robyn Hayward, posted a photo of the couple’s daughter in a T-shirt that said, “Go Green."
Robyn Hayward deleted the photo, which earned 135 likes, including one from Renae Ingles, wife of Joe Ingles.
Forgive them for they know not what they do to the internet pic.twitter.com/PhPgOrFTfk— Angie Treasure (@snark_tank) June 12, 2017
This instantly kicked off speculation on Twitter that Hayward, who will be a free agent this summer, will head to Boston next season.
Do you think Gordon Hayward took this pic of his daughter in a Celtics top purely to make Celtics fans go crazy? pic.twitter.com/FodfxiJQpa— Mo Mooncey (@TheHoopGenius) June 12, 2017
Looooooool she knows what she's doing. Hayward to Boston confirmed https://t.co/a7T4Gd5iOL— Cousin Steez (@AndrewDoxy) June 12, 2017
Hayward to Celtics confirmed— lucas giolito (@_giovo) June 12, 2017
But Boston fans might not be so lucky. Robyn Hayward later clarified the post with a follow-up image on her Instagram story, which showed where she bought the T-shirt her daughter wore in the original photo, according to For The Win.
“Which is all a good reminder that this is about to be an insane time for free agency rumors, fans are nuts and reading tea leaves based on a toddler’s T-shirt’s choice is probably a bad call,” For The Win explained.
More recently, there’s been speculation he will head to the Miami Heat, according to the Deseret News.
As Randy Hollis of the Deseret News opined this week, Hayward may choose to head eastward because of the dominance of the Golden State Warriors, who are one win away from wrapping up the NBA Finals and could be a dynasty for years to come.
“And that, in the end, might entice the 27-year-old Hayward to move on to Boston, or Miami, or Cleveland, or his home state of Indiana — or any other Eastern Conference destination where the powerhouse Warriors won't stand in his way of reaching the NBA Finals every darned year,” he wrote.