Cleveland Cavaliers’ big man Channing Frye is set to retire from the NBA once the regular season comes to a close, bringing to an end a lengthy career that began as a member of the New York Knicks back in 2005.
In an interview with The Athletic, Frye reflected on his 13-seasons in the NBA, including the two championship runs with the Cavs, and what he’ll remember most about playing alongside four-time NBA MVP, LeBron James.
When asked what three things he would tell his children about playing alongside LeBron, Frye tells The Athletic’s Joe Vardon that the first thing that comes to mind is his terrible breath.
“No. 1, he has smelly breath. Smelly breath. No. 2, he was a freak of nature. And then No. 3, Kyle Korver and I fixed his jumper for one year. (Funny, Korver takes the credit for that.) I know, but Korver, Channing, it’s all the same. It’s all about Korver.”
Frye, who was drafted eighth overall by the Knicks in the 2005 NBA Draft, also issued a challenge to all the fans who think he sucks.
“Listen, I’m rich, I’m a champion, I’m 35 and retiring and I’m living a great life. So, if you think I suck, I’ll see you at L.A. fitness in a year, mother fucker.”