Nigel Hayes is leaving “soiled” NYC for sunny California.
The rookie ahead, who signed a training-camp cope with the Knicks earlier than spending the whole season within the G League, signed a 10-day contract with the Lakers, in accordance with Yahoo Sports activities.
Hayes, a standout on the College of Wisconsin, infamously bad-mouthed the Huge Apple whereas on the town for a school match, calling it “too massive” and “soiled,” with “trash in every single place” and “too many individuals.”
He was then signed by Phil Jackson and performed for the Summer time League squad earlier than averaging averaging 14.9 factors and 6.6 rebounds on 46 % capturing over 30 video games with the Westchester Knicks of the G-League.
Throughout coaching camp with the Knicks, Hayes urged followers to show him mistaken about NYC.
“It isn’t mistaken for me to not like massive cities and plenty of individuals,” Hayes informed he Every day Information. “However I urge the followers: if anyone needs to take me up on the provide and provides me a tour and present me what it is all about, I am right down to make it occur.”
It is unclear if anyone took him up on the provide. Now he is headed to Hollywood and brush fires.