During a recent interview with Yahoo Sports, Jalen Green, who was the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, took the opportunity to throw some major shade at the Detroit Pistons, saying he felt like playing in Detroit would feel like going back to the G League bubble.
From Yahoo Sports:
“I wanted to be the No. 1 pick, but as for the location, I didn't want to be in Detroit,” Green told Yahoo Sports. “I felt a lot more comfortable in Houston. It felt like a real homie environment. With Detroit, it felt like I was just going back to the G League bubble, and I just got out of the bubble. That’s pretty much what it was.
“In the [G League] bubble, I didn’t really have anything to do but just stay in the gym. I didn’t have any time to get away for myself. The only time I had to get away for myself was in my apartment. That’s what it felt like in Detroit. I wouldn’t be stepping outside in Detroit. There are not many things you can do in Detroit like that. You’re going to stay in the gym and then go back to your apartment.”
Well, former Detroit Red Wing Darren McCarty has caught wind of Green's ignorant comments and he is not happy.
“Hey, Jalen Green…I've got four Cups,” McCarty said. “We don't want you in Detroit. You're a clown. What it does to me is it shows even more, not only talent-wise, you want a leader on the court and off the court in Cade Cunningham. This was the right pick. What he says is what everybody said about Detroit for the last 60 years. He (Jalen Green) looked on Google, he's never been here.”
Take a listen to McCarty's full comments along with what former Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell had to say about Jalen Green's comments about Detroit.