King Bortles?

The Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback certainly hasn’t earned that nickname, but during his Wednesday press conference, he jokingly put himself on the same pedestal as arguably the NBA’s best player.

Bortles has caught a fair amount of flack this season, as he hasn’t exactly wowed under center. But as he hilariously explained to the media Wednesday, he doesn’t expect his haters to ever quiet down.

Well played.

While haters always will be a part of professional sports, Bortles has a great opportunity to silence some of his doubters Sunday afternoon when the Jags visit Pittsburgh for a division-round game against the Steelers.

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