Metta World Peace Comments on Style of Play in Today’s NBA

October 11th, 2015 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

Metta World Peace has a new lease on life in the sport of basketball with the Los Angeles Lakers, but the 35-year-old veteran is disillusioned with the current state of the NBA.

According to Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk, the former All-Star and NBA champion sounded off Saturday about what he perceives to be the deterioration of the NBA and the sport of basketball in general:

I remember I came into the NBA in 1999, the game was a little bit more rough. The game now is more for kids. It's not really a man's game anymore. The parents are really protective of their children. They cry to their AAU coaches. They cry to the refs, "That's a foul. That's a foul."

Sometimes I wish those parents would just stay home, don't come to the game, and now translated, these same AAU kids whose parents came to the game, 'That's a foul.' These kids are in the NBA. So now we have a problem. You've got a bunch of babies professionally around the world.

It's no longer a man's game. It's a baby's game. There's softies everywhere. Everybody's soft. Nobody's hard no more. So, you just deal with it, you adjust and that's i ...

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