Raymond Felton: I’m better than Jeremy Lin, people need to shut their mouths
Raymond Felton certainly isn’t lacking confidence in his second trip back as a New York Knick. Felton, in an interview with MSG claims he is a better point guard than Jeremy Lin. With a strong Jeremy Lin fan base, this may not have been the smartest thing to come out and say for Raymond Felton. Knicks fans should love Felton’s confidence, as he is a talented player when in shape. Lin however, has only 25 starts under his belt. The Knicks if nothing else, are getting a more experienced player that has proven he can thrive in New York.
“Nothing personal between me and Jeremy” but says “I am a competitor. I am a point guard just like he is, so do I think I am better? Of course, I am going to say that. I think I am better than any point guard. That’s the way I am supposed to think.”
As for the naysayers that say Felton was overweight and questions his dedication and commitment to the game, Felton says they need to shut their mouths. If nothing else Felton has the New York swag working in his favor. Judging on how the New York tabloids are, Felton better put up or shut up himself come hoops season.
“I wasn’t at the weight I normally am.”
“I am the first one to say, ‘I wasn’t in shape.’ I don’t make no excuses, I don’t blame anyone else.”
“I am hearing from everybody, ‘He wasn’t in shape last year.’ I played in the league seven years, about to be eight, came in out of shape one year and that’s all everybody wants to talk about. … I look forward to this year and shutting up everybody’s mouth.”