A Snapchat video circulating on social media shows former University of Memphis basketball player KJ Lawson making a derogatory statement towards head coach Tubby Smith.
In the video, Lawson says "...this is what we do when we leave Tubby. F*** Tubby."
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KJ Lawson and his younger brother, Dedric announced their decision to transfer from the Tiger basketball program last week. Just days ago, the brothers confirmed they were transferring to the University of Kansas.
The day the brothers announced their intent to transfer, KJ Lawson tweeted "I know I deserved more I just never said it two middle fingers as I make a exit, yeah ... Did I lose you?," a quote from Drake's song "Lose you."
The tweet has since been deleted.
After the brothers arrived at Memphis, they thrived during the 2016-17 season. Dedric Lawson averaged over 19 points and KJ scored 12.3 points.
KJ released the following statement Thursday night on his Twitter: