Bledsoe doubles down: 'I don't wanna be here' tweet had nothing to do with Suns

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Eric Bledsoe is sticking to his story.

Following the Phoenix Suns' 0-3 start, Bledsoe tweeted "I don't wanna be here," which many perceived as a request to part ways with the organization. He told Suns general manager Ryan McDonough he was actually referring to a hair salon, which the exec didn't buy and subsequently traded the point guard to the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Bledsoe said he wouldn't have done anything differently and doubled down on his claim that the tweet had nothing to do with how he felt about the Suns, who'd been outscored by a combined 92 points over their first three contests - an NBA record - and fired their coach.

"I guess everybody went crazy about the little tweet that went down," he told Bucks broadcaster Telly Hughes.

"Like I said before, man, I can't do nothing about it now. Had nothing to do with what was going on, I guess it was just the time of the situation, what happened. I can't control that."

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Phoenix shipped Bledsoe to Milwaukee in exchange for Greg Monroe, a first-round pick, and a potential second-rounder earlier this week.

The 27-year-old floor general is set to make his debut with the Bucks on Friday night against the San Antonio Spurs, and said he's "extremely excited" to be joining Jason Kidd's club.

"I'm in a great place right now, looking forward to a fresh start," he said. "This is a great place to be."

He does wanna be here.