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Gordon Hayward Cooks Thanksgiving Turkey That Turned Out… Poorly

by Chris Haney
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On Thursday, Americans across the country celebrated Thanksgiving by cooking a turkey along with many other classic holiday dishes. However, the Charlotte Hornets’ newest signing, Gordon Hayward, struggled with his turkey this holiday season.

Robyn Hayward, Gordon’s wife, shared a series of hilarious videos that captured her husband’s struggles on Instagram. Her initial clip of the turkey had an accompanying caption that said “Is this how it’s supposed to look?” No, Robyn, it’s not.

In the video, the NBA player looks perplexed after taking the turkey out of the oven. Bones are falling off, the skin is sliding off, and the turkey looks like its either collapsed or just melted away.

As Hayward tries to transfer the turkey to a serving platter, Robyn shares some thoughts in another clip.

“Alright, let’s see what’s inside,” she says to her husband as he picks it up. “Oh, God. That’s not pretty.”

In a sure sign of not knowing what he’s doing, Hayward says, ” Is this the right way, or is this upside down?”

The video caption now reads “This just isn’t right hahahah happy thanksgiving everyone!”

Finally, Hayward starts to carve the turkey in the last clip as he asks someone about where he’s cutting into it. Robyn pans around to a cell phone leaning against a coffee mug. The phone has a How-To video playing that is presumably titled “How to Carve a Turkey” from the looks of it.

Thankfully, Charlotte isn’t paying Hayward to cook and carve turkeys under his new contract.

Hayward Signs Huge Contract With the Charlotte Hornets

ESPN’s NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski shared breaking news over the weekend that the former Celtic unexpectedly signed with the Hornets. In fact, most expected the forward to sign with the Indiana Pacers, but four years and $120 million later, Hayward joined Charlotte.

Hayward declined a $34.2 million player option from the Boston Celtics, according to ESPN. He’s been with Boston since 2017, and played for the Utah Jazz before that. In 2019, Hayward averaged 17.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 52 games played after a slow start to his Celtics career following a horrific injury in his very first game with Boston.

On Wednesday, Wojnarowski reported further details about the Hornets looking for a three-team trade. Only time will tell, but Hayward is basically guaranteed to join the Hornets one way or another.