Former NBA big man Reggie Evans has zero love for either the Miami Heat or the NBA.
Following BIG3 play at American Airlines Arena on Saturday, former Heat players Mario Chalmers and Rashard Lewis were asked what it was like to be back playing basketball in South Florida.
That’s when Evans answered for them, offering his not-so-subtle take on the Heat and NBA.
“Hey, hey, hold on, hold on, hold on,” Evans said. “Let’s stick to the BIG3. We ain’t on no Heat s—-. We ain’t on no NBA s—. They don’t support us at all. They don’t talk about us at all.
“That Heat s— is in the past. They’re talking about BIG3. That’s what’s popping right now. The BIG3, that’s what’s going on. We ain’t talking about no BIG3 — period.”
Evans wasn’t done either. He was also rubbed the wrong way when reporters asked his teammates about NBA legend Vince Carter continuing his career despite being 42 years of age.
“I just told you no more NBA questions,” he cut in. “Don’t ask no more NBA question. Are you going to ask Vince Carter, ‘How you feel about Rashard coming in the BIG3?’ You going to go to Atlanta and ask them that? Are you going to go to Miami and be like, ‘Hey, you all want to get in the BIG3 when you all’s career over with, or when things are not looking good, Pat Riley going to get rid of your a–, you going to come to the BIG3?’
“Seriously. What’s the chances of you all asking a BIG3 questions during the NBA season? What’s the chances? Keep it real.”
It’s clear that Evans is not into the idea of some kind of potential partnership between the two leagues.
As for Chalmers, when he finally got a chance to answer the question about being back in South Florida, his answer was far more agreeable.
“It’s just like playing at home for me,” Chalmers replied.