Channing Frye is retiring. The 35 year-old most notably played in the NBA for the Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks, and Cleveland Cavaliers.
The sharpshooting big man from Arizona reflected on his career in a recent interview with the Athletic, and told the NBA public-at-large that if they don’t like him they can just sit on it.
Apparently not willing to hold back his true thoughts, Frye had a pretty choice quote to start his interview with Joe Vardon. Warning, some NSFW language ahead.
Via The Athletic:
“I was a great teammate and I love all my teammates, and then No. 2 is I’m a champion,” Frye said, seated on a bench chair inside San Antonio’s AT&T Center one morning last week. “So I don’t care if anyone says I suck, because I don’t. If they’re like well, you’re not playing now, that happens to everybody.
“Listen, I’m rich, I’m a champion, I’m 35 and retiring and I’m living a great life. So, if you think I suck, I’ll see you at L.A. fitness in a year, motherfucker.”
Frye was certainly a fan favorite when he was here in Portland with the Trail Blazers, not only for his style of play but for his personality. It appears that he has that same kind of impact on other fan bases around the league, and we could be in for a treat if we get more of his personality once the season ends and he has the ability to have some more time on his hands.
Good for you, Channing.