News: Fat Joe Shocked Over NBA Player's Move: "That's Like Me Signing To G-Unit - I Didn't Even Respect That Man"
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 9:30PM
Terror Squad leader Fat Joe recently discussed sports and what NBA player's move to the Miami Heat left him scratching his head during the off-season.
Despite his love for the New York Knicks, Joey Crack said ex-Boston Celtics star Ray Allen's decision to join the defending NBA champs shocked him.
"That's like me signing to G-Unit. ... When he went to them, I didn't even respect that man," Joey said in an interview. "I didn't respect that. It's sad because I'm such a fan. I'd be lying if I didn't think his jump shot is crazy. But I don't love Ray Allen. I don't respect the move." (ESPN)
He also spoke on the Knicks' controversial disinterest in re-signing overnight sensation Jeremy Lin during the off-season.
"You know what, I'm going to tell you I've seen it both ways. I told you I became a fake Rockets fan because I love Jeremy Lin. I was hurt as a Knicks fan because the only thing that brought the excitement last year was Jeremy Lin. It was some magical moments. Me, personally? I would have kept Jeremy Lin. I understood what they were doing when they brought in Raymond Felton. Lin wasn't even going to get that play like that. He wasn't, because Felton is nasty. He's beyond underrated. He may be the Fat Joe of the basketball league. I'm telling you ... he may be the Fat Joe of the NBA. They have Felton and then they have [Jason] Kidd and then they brought over the guy [Pablo Prigioni] from overseas. He's a 35-year-old rookie." (ESPN)
Over the summer, fellow New York entertainer Spike Lee said he would side with Kobe Bryant and the Lakers over the Heat.
"That's a blockbuster. It tilted the power again," Spike told MTV News after hearing the news Friday morning. The way Lee figures it, if his beloved Knicks aren't in contention for the NBA title next season, he wouldn't mind seeing L.A. win their 12th championship since moving to Los Angeles more than 50 years ago. For Spike, anything would be better than seeing New York rivals LeBron James and his Miami Heat win another championship. "I rather the Lakers win it than the Heat," he said. "I do not want the Heat to win back-to-back. Hell no, hell-to-the-nah." (MTV)
Atlanta's Waka Flocka Flame recently called the Heat's LeBron James a sellout.
"As a basketball player, I'll say Kobe Bryant," Waka said in an interview. "And I hate Kobe Bryant. I feel like LeBron's a sellout. No matter what nobody say. As a kid growing up it was never about no check or no ring. It was about, 'I play basketball, man. I'm happy because I'm in the NBA.' Now everybody, it's like a check and a ring." (WiLD 94.9)