Juancho Hernangomez has been in the news a lot lately. This is mostly because he will star in the upcoming Adam Sandler movie Hustle, which will be out on Netflix on June 8, 2022, but also because of some of the recent comments he made about his time with the Boston Celtics.
On May 26, 2022, Hernangomez reflected on his short time with the Celtics on NBA en Movistar Plus+, where he said they “had too many egos,” there were “so many selfish players,” and even added that he “lost his love for basketball” when he played there.
“Venía de Boston que a nivel de equipo eran jugadores un poco egoístas, había ego entre ellos. Después con 7 jugadores de cambio han sabido como jugar y juegan muy bien con 7/8. El problema era ese, que fuera de la pista no se hacía equipo”.@juanchiviris41 en #GeneraciónNBA. pic.twitter.com/kgSfW5WmRN
— NBA en Movistar Plus+ (@MovistarNBA) May 26, 2022
Juan Hernangomez on his stint in Boston:
“I wasn’t happy there, it was very hard. There was no communication, I didn’t know what was expected of me. There were many super selfish players, no team building. I lost my love for basketball a bit.”
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) June 3, 2022
On June 3, 2022, Hernangomez went on the Rich Eisen Show where he went back on his claims that he wasn’t happy when he played in Boston but acknowledged that there were frustrations early on in the season when the Celtics were figuring themselves out.
“We had a rough start,” Hernangomez said. “We got a couple of close losses, a new coach, new everything. Everybody tried to (figure) out their roles. I was so happy there. I was so happy with the city, with the team, with the fans… They are three wins (away from) the title. I mean, they deserve it. They work so hard. We just had a bad beginning of the season. We didn’t find our game, but I’m happy they changed things and they deserve to win the championship.”
Although Juancho confirmed Boston’s issues earlier in the season, his praise for the Celtics contradicts a lot of what he said in his previous interview with NBA en Movistar Plus+. It makes one wonder why he’s telling a different story so suddenly.
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