Recently, Sports Illustrated sat down with Pusha T to discuss his passion for tennis and his love for individual sports. In between talking about the Sacramento Kings' rumored move to the rapper's hometown of Virginia Beach and attending his first U.S. Open, Pusha opened up about his feelings towards the current landscape of the NBA.
In his response, Pusha had some harsh criticisms towards the amount of player movement that goes on in the league, as well as the creation of "superteams":
SI.com: What other sports are you into?
Pusha T: As far as sports go I'd say tennis first, boxing second. The whole basketball thing, I'm like really, really depressed about basketball in general.
SI.com: Why is that?
Pusha T: This new style of basketball: the teams and the trading and players getting together to be on one team, trying to create the superteam. I'm just not into that. The musical chairs, it's like, you can't actually love a team because either the players or the owner are always thinking so far ahead in trying to be better for the next year or the years to come. Like you couldn't tell my dad in the years of Magic and Worthy that (the Lakers weren't) the best team. You couldn't say anything about his team. Now I feel like these days, we have LeBron have a 60-plus-win season with Cleveland, then he goes to a team that's already made their mark. I just feel like you can love the players, but you can't honestly love the team, the franchise, like you once could because of all the musical chairs.
Depending on who you ask, "superteams" is either the best thing for the NBA or the worst idea ever. Clearly, Pusha is against the league's current mindset. Do you agree with the way he feels?
To read the interview in its entirety, click here.
[via Sports Illustrated]