Raymond Felton Warns ‘Certain People’ in Portland Not to Approach as He Returns

by March 14, 2013

New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton, who ballooned in weight and played disastrously as a member of the Trail Blazers last season, returns to the scene of the crime tonight. Felton — who calls his Portland experience “the worst moment I had in basketball” — is warning his detractors to back off. Per Newsday: “Certain people there I don’t want to see and better not come near me at all,’ Felton said. Felton, who spent just last season with the Blazers, said he wasn’t referring to the fans, and wouldn’t say at whom his ire is directed. It could be the media, who was critical of his play and being out of shape after the lockout ended last season. ‘I think probably the worst moment I had in basketball was there, for sure,’ Felton said. Felton, who has admitted he was in bad shape last season, started 56 games for Portland and averaged 11.4 points and 6.5 assists. One Portland-area newspaper was overly critical of Felton, suggesting some places for him to avoid when he’s in town. ‘I really don’t care, man,’ Felton said. ‘I’m going to laugh the whole time . . . It’s going to be funny to me because I’m happy now. I’m where I want to be. I could care less what they do or say. That’s behind me.'”