As reported by our friends at the mothersite, Rudy Gay told Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports that he never got a chance to prove what he was worth with the Grizzlies, and that the Grizzlies’ owners are rookies, and blah blah blah.
The choice bits:
Rudy Gay says the Memphis Grizzlies’ new ownership didn’t give him a shot to prove he was worth a multi-million dollar investment before it traded him in a three-team deal to the Toronto Raptors in January.
"You have to give me a chance to see if I’m worth that," Gay told Yahoo! Sports.
Umm. You guys, Rudy Gay has amnesia and doesn’t remember playing in the 2012 playoffs when Zach Randolph was less than 100% and he had an opportunity to carry the team on his back through that series. He also doesn’t remember that he still hasn’t made an All Star team. He doesn’t remember all those times the last play of the game was drawn up for him and he turned the ball over, or the nights where he was shooting 4–21 and just kept chucking up midrange J’s and attempting four free throws in 40 minutes.
I think Rudy Gay has a mental disorder. This disorder is known as "being a huge whiny-baby." This is the vehicle in which Rudy Gay rides to Raptors home games:
More from King Toronto Crybaby on the Grizzlies’ new ownership:
"With [new management], I don’t think anybody’s comfortable," Gay said. "They’re rookie owners. They come in there and they want it their own way, and you can’t blame them for that. But it’s a player’s league."
Whatever. I mean…
Here’s the thing. I was going to write some big open letter to Rudy Gay telling him to Just. Stop. Talking. About. Memphis. But it’s clear he’s not going to do that. He got his feelings hurt. And he wants everybody to know about it. Cool. Good for him. But I don’t really care anymore.
Congratulations, Rudy Gay. I used to be a fan of yours, and I used to make excuses for why you hadn’t made an All Star Game, and why you’re a terrible shooter, how you’re a crappy ball-handler even though you’ve been in the league seven years and get paid so much money that you might think that would be something you would work on.
I’m done. Enjoy Canada, and maybe someday in your career you’ll make it past the first round of the playoffs. Your old team did it without you.
Have a nice life, Rudy Gay, and please, please, please just stop talking about Memphis. Just… let it go, man. You’re only revealing yourself to be what Grizzlies fans secretly feared you were all along: a diva. Have fun with that. Tayshaun Prince says hi.