Lil Wayne recently offered his assessment of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. In short: The rapper isn’t overly impressed with the guy’s abilities on the field.
Since Super Bowl XLVIII is looming on the horizon, it’s not altogether surprising that everyone and their hamsters have an opinion about the big game. A-list Hollywood celebrities and psychic manatees have weighed in on the Super Bowl, though it’s truly anyone’s guess who will score the winning touchdown.
During a quick chat with MMQB columnist Peter King, Lil Wayne decided to toss his opinions into the proverbial ring. In addition to discussing his fondness for the Green Bay Packers, the rapper also took a moment to weigh in on Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. Here’s hoping the big guy has some thick skin.
Lil Wayne explained:
“To me, the Richard Sherman thing…I think he does it, I don’t want to say for attention, I don’t believe it’s for attention, but I believe there is a technique to what he is doing. It all of a sudden doesn’t seem so natural. It seems like it used to be Richard Sherman loves to talk trash, but now, it’s kind of a technique. Not natural. I’ve seen people go back at him, and when they tell him something back or he gets his face busted, there’s no more barking. That tells me, I’m not really like this, I’m really not aggressive.”
But wait — there’s more! The rapper continued:
“I know the media likes to say he’s backing [his trash-talking] up with his play. Well, Richard Sherman comes from the same place I come from, the street, and he’s doing a lot of talking where he really can’t back it up. I think he’s a shutdown corner. But a great player? No. Great? I don’t think he’s a great player. Now if he plays great against Peyton [Manning], that will be huge. If he performs tremendously, that will [change things].”
Since Richard Sherman hasn’t responded to Lil Wayne’s comments as of this writing, it’s currently unclear how the cornerback reacted to the rapper’s stinging remarks. Instead of firing back at Lil Wayne in print, he might put his reaction to these opinions on the field this Sunday. The rapper will no doubt be watching.
Are you a fan of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman? Do you think Lil Wayne’s assessment of the NFL star’s skills are on the money or off the mark?
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