It’s been nearly 15 years since Dennis Scott freaked out at a basketball camp and told a bunch of kids to ask him about the rage that exists inside him, played them some rap songs filled with swear words and then told America that if they’re scared to say they’re scared because he’s living his life how he wants to. To this day, it remains one of the funniest things in NBA history.
So maybe that’s why Raymond Felton, a free agent this summer, used a little bit of his own basketball camp time to call out all the bloggers and media who badmouthed him during his time with the Trail Blazers. As transcribed by Blazers Edge:
“I’m a free agent so maybe those bloggers and those people who write won’t have to see me again. Maybe they won’t, until I’m coming in on the other end and droppin’ 50 on ‘em. We’ll see what happens. Who knows.”
Not quite 3-D levels of insanity, but it’s still a nice tribute, especially if you read it the way Mike Prada of SB Nation does, which is to interpret this as Felton saying he’d gladly drop 50 points on some hating bloggers. I think it’s more along the lines of Felton saying he’ll score 50 against the Blazers whenever he comes back with his new team, but I’ll admit the “50 on a blogger” method is a lot more fun.
But even if it’s just the boring revenge angle, that’s still funny. Not only is his career-high just 35 points, he’s also coming off a season where he posted his lowest career PER, shot 40 percent from the field and 30 percent from three. Threatening to drop 50 after a season like that is like M. Night Shyamalan bragging that his next twist ending is going to blow your mind after releasing “The Village,” “Lady in the Water” and “The Happening” in consecutive order. We don’t believe you, you need more shots made.
Even if this is a silly way of saying he’ll have his revenge, this is definitive evidence that Raymond Felton does read what us stupid bloggers write. That being case — Hi, Raymond. If you want to play on my men’s league team sometime, just let me know. Email’s over there on the right. Talk to you soon.