Shots fired! (Jabari Parker)
Former Duke forward, Jabari Parker has recently announced that he would be declaring for the NBA draft after just one year in the college ranks. The prospect is expected to be among the first players taken and any team would love to have him.
Every team that is, apart from perhaps the New York Knicks who he casually insulted during a recent interview on the Dan Patrick show.
When asked by Patrick which NBA player Parker closest resembled, the forward replied that many people had compared him to Knicks All-Star, Carmelo Anthony.
"But you pass" exclaimed Patrick, referring to Anthony's tendency to be more of a scorer than facilitator. "But I have a team." replied Parker.
"Oh, so Melo doesn't have a team?" questioned Patrick, "no I don't really think so" was the reply from Parker.
The Knicks are very unlikely to have the option of selecting Parker in the draft with a number of lottery teams expected to have the pick ahead of them.
Other teams may be pleased to see the young player be so honest about the state of the league's teams but it seems a little unnecessary to hit out at the Knicks in such a way.
Parker also dubbed NBA commissioner's plan to make college players stay at school for two years 'ridiculous'. Certainly a fiery interview from the young star.
It will now be interesting to see if Parker's comments affect his draft stock later this summer.
Why the hell would that affect his draft stock????
You're really looking for a story these days aren't you?
Dude I attached the link. I did not write the story nor did I say his stock will be effected. I'm just highlighting the fact that he was gutsy enough to converse with Patrick in such a manner. No differently than the BS everyone was feeding into with LeBron staring down MJ fueling nothing. I'm just acknowledging the fact that Parker is not afraid to speak his mind.
The Knicks are very unlikely to have the option of selecting Parker in the draft with a number of lottery teams expected to have the pick ahead of them
there is one huge reason the Knicks will not draft him.
The Knicks don't have a 1st round pick and have 0 trade assets. What kind of news is this?
Parker is more like Paul Pierce than Melo.
I always liked Parker because I think he comes from the Larry Brown school of "playing the right way".
I think Adam Silver should make guys like Jabari Parker stay in the tournament at least for the first weekend.
so he's saying melo plays selfish? i dont think parker's statement isnt anything we havent heard before..but melo plays better when his teammates plays better..last year when chandler was 1st team all defense,jr smith won 6th man,there were savvy veteran leaders like jason kidd-rasheed wallace, the knicks won..
despite the flack he gets, this was the 1st time in his career he's missed the playoffs...his teammates sucked this year...
he should look into leaving ny and think about going to chi-town or h-town to play with other stars....
From what I gathered Parker was standing up for Melo and criticizing the rest of the Knicks.
Why is this news, If me or anyone on this site says that the Knicks suck and Melo is the only bright spot we agree. But if Jabari Parker says it he is taking shots at someone I don't get it.
Dude it's affected not effected. And I. Your final line you said "it will be interesting to see if Parker's comments affect his draft stcock".
This on top of the joe Johnson will be Jabari's main rival in the nba, geez. You're reaching these days. I'm from the Chi too, and I want Jabari to dominate the league, but you don't have to invent rivalries and fake controversies for him.
Shots fired! Lol come on
The reach with this was ridiculous... And whomever that Patrick guy is fishing for dirt shouldn't get anymore interviews... "But you pass?" SMH...
Are you Cocaine80's on ISH? Cause that guy posted an article with the same title about the same thing