Austin Rivers, the sensational freshman of Duke Blue Devils, faces a family dilemma. His sister Callie is dating Dexter Strickland, a player for the rival North Carolina Tar Heels.
Family ties are strong, but everyone should have the freedom to date whoever they choose, and Callie and Austin should not face criticism from either Duke or UNC fans. Austin has stated, “I try to stay out of my sister’s stuff,” showing that he does not judge her for her choices.
Fans of both teams should follow his lead and not interfere. Callie, who played volleyball for Florida, is not affiliated with Duke and should be allowed to date whomever she pleases, even if it creates a fun family dynamic in the future.
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However, amidst the excitement, the UNC student section stirred up an uncomfortable situation by chanting “Callie Strickland” during Austin’s free throws. It’s time for fans to understand that while ribbing opposing players is common, bringing in personal family issues is unacceptable.
The game between Duke and UNC likely reignited the talk surrounding Austin, Callie, and Dexter Strickland.
No one deserves to be hassled for who they’re dating, and Callie’s relationship with a player from a rival team is no valid reason for scrutiny.
Callie undoubtedly supported both players, but with Strickland out for the season due to a knee injury, there was no need for her to root for UNC.
However, “THE MATURE ROUTE IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO! Unless, of course, Callie Rivers feels inclined to play the cruel sister and add fuel to the sibling rivalry. But as adults, let’s hope they will choose the path of maturity for next games. Fans should also follow suit and respect Callie’s privacy. Any interference will only bring upon the wrath of her legendary father, Doc Rivers. And let’s be honest, that’s a battle no one wants to face. Brace yourself, for if you cross the Rivers family, you may face the formidable presence of Kevin Garnett, who will surely be sent by Doc to enforce his will. The best course of action is to keep your distance and let Callie be.”