CHICAGO -- Frank Kaminsky may hail from the Chicago area, but he's no fan of Cubbies.
The former Badgers star and current Charlotte Hornets player is a Chicago White Sox fan, and thus can't be too happy about the deep playoff run the Cubs are currently making.
To make his displeasure known, Kaminsky riled up fans Monday by wearing a Steve Bartman Cubs jersey ahead of his team's preseason tilt against the Bulls in Chicago. Ouch.
Diehard White Sox fan Frank Kaminsky wore this pregame. "It's my stance on how I feel about the Cubs this year." pic.twitter.com/c1RwlotDXP
— Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) October 17, 2016
The "Steve Bartman incident," as it's now known, happened in 2003 when the Cubs were playing the (then) Florida Marlins in the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field. In the eighth inning of Game 6, a fan in the stands (Bartman) reached for a fly ball and disrupted a catch by Cubs outfielder Moises Alou.
After that turning point, the Cubs were quickly eliminated from the playoffs, and missed out on their first National League pennant since 1945. Bartman has been a villain in the eyes of Cubs fans ever since.
So if Kaminsky was trying to anger Cubs fans - he picked the right jersey.
"It's my stance on how I feel about the Cubs this year," he told Comcast SportsNet Chicago reporter Chuck Garfien.
The Cubs are currently three wins away from advancing to the World Series. Game 3 of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers is Tuesday night in LA.