Kobe Paras berated the people who talk smack on Kai Sotto amidst the uncertainty of his NBA G League stint.

“I will not tolerate any Kai Sotto slander,” wrote Paras in a Twitter post Sunday.

“Instead of talking bad about him and his handlers, why not wait for the final word?,” the 6-foot-6 University of the Philippines (UP) star added.

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Sotto and his handlers at the East West Private have been mum on the status of the 7-foot-3 cager in the G League.

This is despite the swirling rumors that Sotto’s stint in the G League is in peril and was even dropped altogether by his team Ignite, which is now in the thick of things in the ongoing G League bubble season.

Despite the G League season was about to begin, Sotto, 18, decided to leave Ignite for the Philippines to join the Gilas Pilipinas in the third and final window of the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers.

This move has been drawing criticisms from the fans especially when the qualifiers, initially slated on February 17 to 23 in Qatar, were postponed to a schedule yet to be determined.

With the postponement, Sotto decided to return to the United States and rejoin Ignite, but that was the last official update heard from him and his camp.

“Why not just support him (Sotto) and his dreams no matter what? Most of y’all opinions don’t matter. My guy is 18! How foolish y’all look talking bad about a teen,” concluded Paras in the tweet.

Paras also tried his luck and went for his NBA dream before.

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