NBA player Andrew Bogut sounds off on “fake” and “two-faced” players
NBA players are not your friends even when they pretend to be.
That is the lesson former Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut said he learned just before facing his new team.
He is still upset about anonymous quotes that questioned his character when he was headed out the door to make room for free agent Kevin Durant.
“This league is full of people who are full of (bleep) and shallow and that’s what you figure out in pro sports,” Bogut said. “It’s very hard to meet a genuine person who you can call your friend in this league. That’s just the reality, and I understand that.”
Bogut now plays for the Dallas Mavericks and will miss out on another championship run with the Warriors. He was an important rim protector and defender for the team, but he is no Durant who is averaging 27.2 points a game and shooting 57.2 percent from the field.
Bogut was traded to Dallas to make salary cap room to sign Durant. It is not clear who Bogut is talking about.
“I don’t buy into the source thing,” he told USA Today. “I don’t buy into all that (bleep) because this league is so two-faced and everybody is so fake. The same people who made those comments will see me tomorrow and shake my hand and ask me how my family is.”
Bogut admitted that he was hurt to leave the team. So this could be a little bitterness.
“You leave a team like that, and it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity,” he said. It was bitter in a way. I wasn’t mad at anybody about it. I understood it completely. I’m not stupid.”NBA players are not your friends even when they pretend to be.