Fan-favorite NBA analyst reveals his love for the game is gone because of stars like Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, and others; forcing him to retire


Fan-favorite NBA analyst reveals his love for the game is gone because of stars like Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, and others; forcing him to retire

Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis (Image Courtesy - Daily Express and NBA)

The modern NBA sure is under a lot of scrutinies and NBA analyst, and podcaster, Leigh Ellis believes, stars like Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, James Harden, and others are responsible for this. The analyst no longer is interested in covering basketball as he claims the new generation of superstars has sucked the love out of the game from him.

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While most fans believe the game of basketball has never been played at such a high level with pro players being ridiculously advanced with their skills and training, analysts like Leigh Ellis believe superstars of the modern NBA are too heavy in the head causing a lot of the focus to be on them rather than the sport of basketball.

Former analyst, and podcaster, Ellis, who also is a familiar face in the ESPN crew announced retirement and decided to travel the world playing pick-up basketball in the streets. Via a phone call interview with Washington Post, revealed why he decided to not cover the NBA anymore. Ellis was one of the main faces of the show “The Starters” which was a fan favorite.

In his interview with the Washington post, Ellis said, “Anthony Davis can only ever pay for two weeks at a time. James Harden wanted respect for giving back $7 million in free agency. Kevin Durant said to fire everyone in Brooklyn. These sorts of guys don’t inspire me anymore. Maybe that’s an age thing. When you’re a kid, you look up to these guys as heroes. Now you look at them and you go, ‘What the f*** is wrong with this guy?'”

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Twitter reacts to Leigh Ellis’ brutal critique of Kevin Durant, James Harden, and other superstars

Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant

The analyst’s words are definitely harsh but surprisingly many fans seem to agree with him on his critique of the modern-day NBA superstars. The fan-favorite NBA personality used superstars of the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant, former Houston Rockets star, James Harden, and LA Lakers star player, Anthony Davis behavior as examples for his critique of how the superstars of this generation have ruined the NBA.

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Leigh Ellis now has his own YouTube page and uploads vlogs of him traveling around the world playing pickup basketball. Ellis has a lot of top interviews with superstars of the 2000s like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, and others on YouTube channel.

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