James Worthy does it again, goes out of his way to call out current players’ lifestyle when he himself made all kinds of bad choices in his time much like most players of his generation.
Whatever might be the sport, until the end of time there will always be comparisons between players from previous generations and the current one.
That is because that’s what we non-professional athletes do best, talk about the sport. Or we think so. But when former or current professional players do it, it becomes news.
And generally, it goes in only one direction in basketball. All the players from previous generations believe it was tougher to play in their era compared to the following.
Wilt Chamberlain always used to say it to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem must have said it to Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, they both surely said it to Michael Jordan while giving him some proof on the floor. MJ said the same to Kobe Bryant.
And all of them say it to LeBron James and almost every current player all the time. A certain Lakers legend is at it again.
James Worthy critiques current players and their approach, internet penalizes the man
The Lakers’ great from the 80s is one of those who always criticizes how the game is played today and raves about their own era. Maybe there’s a truth to it.
James Worthy on state of NBA: “All they do is practice threes … get tattoos and tweet”https://t.co/aplBPS0Pjp
— 97.1 The Ticket: (@971theticketxyt) May 26, 2022
One part of Worthy‘s statement might be true. There are so many one-sided games in this year’s Playoffs because of that very reason, the ever so increasing volume of three-point attempts. It is making the matches less interesting.
This season might cross the all-time record for most wins with 20-point differential in Playoffs, which was set in 2016. The top-3 seasons are all from that year onwards. But the rest of his statement “get tattoos and tweet” is just him not realising that he is crying about what privileges he himself missed out on.
Who believes if tattoos weren’t a taboo in the league at the time, players like him and Magic still wouldn’t have them? They did several horrendous things which are insane compared to getting tattooed and Tweeting all the time.
At least NBA Twitter doesn’t. Fans ripped him apart for his silly take.
James Worthy saying this is hilarious cuz him and Magic used to run trains on cheerleaders during halftime https://t.co/NwgovyyUAK
— Ahmed🇸🇴/Skylar Diggins I need you lol (@big_business_) May 26, 2022
James Worthy was buying all the pussy he could and Magic Johnson was buying all the bussy he could…what a dynamic duo https://t.co/FJdsVLzU80
— Rocket Man (@WhatIfiWasWhYte) May 26, 2022
Guess James Worthy thinks they’re all James Unworthy
— Nathaniel (@truNathaniel) May 26, 2022
James Worthy was busted in a prostitution sting during his time with the Lakers. Drug abuse was a major problem for the league when Worthy played.
Modern players are entrepeneurs and socially-conscious leaders that happen to have tattoos and shoot threes.
Worthy is a hypocrite. https://t.co/iAJnoi0kSv
— D.Ball (@dballbball) May 26, 2022
All thanks to Allen Iverson for removing the taboo around tattoos. And as far as the part where James says ballers are Tweeting all the time, that’s only because of the lack of internet and no social media in his era, otherwise he’d be a bigger Tweeter than KD and Ja Morant are.