Odell Beckham Jr / Lil Wayne‘s ESPN interview that aired Sunday morning received a ton of criticism from commentators with OBJ being labeled as selfish player due to his commentary on the state of the New York Giants.
With the Giants off to a 1-3 start (before losing to the Carolina Panthers) OBJ voiced his frustrations with not enough big plays and not being able to pinpoint the source of the issue; QB, play calling, or heart?
Now it’s not uncommon for players to complain, in fact it’s basically common place when it comes to dynamic receivers who feel if they get the ball they make good things happen for team. But what was different about this interview was Lil Wayne presence. Like what did he have to do this and what does he add to this story?
So when Eli Manning was asked about the OBJ/Lil Wayne interview, in classic Eli dry humor, Eli stated
“I don’t watch Lil’ Wayne much”
With the Eli response and NYC sportswriter Frank Isola‘s snarky tweet about OBJ’s muffed punt return
Tunechi woke up this morning with a message for everyone on his Instagram….
In case you missed what Wayne was saying,
“Frank, I know you in New York. I spent a little bit of time on an Island there, called Rikers Island,”
“I don’t know much about you though. Fact is, you don’t know much about me. With that said, keep my name out your mouth.”
Addressing Eli Manning
“Every time somebody bad mouth you, I be the first one to say – you can ask Skip Bayless, that’s my homie – first thing I’m gon’ say is ‘man listen, I got an uncle that was doing time that remembers seeing Eli, Archie, Peyton, Cooper, he remembers seeing them at five in the morning every other morning on the schoolyard, way before the students get there, practicing. I’m the first one to back you up,”
“And here you talk about you don’t watch Lil Wayne much. That’s fine. I’m cool with you, I don’t care what you watch. But you know, this is hometown love, man. You ain’t gotta do me like that. I didn’t say anything bad about you, man.”
“I ain’t gon’ say nothing bad about you now,”
“It’s still hometown love, I fucks with you Eli. It’s all good, you ain’t gotta watch much of me. You should probably listen, if you could. You probably need to with the way you’ve been playing. You need to bang some Carter V before games.”
Well, okay Wayne…
Didn’t realize you were a backer of Eli, good to know. As for Frank Isola, he is annoying and knowing Isola I doubt he will heed the warning, so we shall see.
As for the OBJ interview, it’s not a good look for him and he needs to figure out better ways to release his frustrations. He should take a page of LeBron James playbook, as Bron has mastered the media in this social media age. At the end of the day Odell wants to win, but he is struggling with balancing that will to win and carrying the pressure of a big time contract. Being a receiver he is dependent on a lot of pieces for him to successful; QB, offensive line, and offensive scheme. As great as he is, he has to learn without his teammates he’s not going anywhere fast.
Side note, in response to Lil Wayne the Giants blasted Wayne’s Carter V during practice today…
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!
Source: Hot New Hip Hop